Chicago SUP

North Avenue Beach

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In a Nutshell

Take to the lake at dusk on a standup paddleboard for a on-the-water view of the Navy Pier fireworks

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Sep 26, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Reservation not required. Valid only for option purchased. Valid only for date purchased. Subject to availability. Subject to weather and water conditions. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Includes instruction and 2 hours of paddling with experienced guides. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Valid beginning 24hrs after purchase. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $65 for admission to one for a fireworks expedition on standup paddleboards ($100 value

Choose from Saturdays beginning July 11 through August 29. Expeditions leave at dusk and head towards Navy Pier for the fireworks display. Also included are instruction and two hours of paddling, as well as headlamp rental.

Chicago SUP

Ian Jacobson, the founder of Chicago SUP and Wakeboard Chicago, grew up on the Lake, and started his board-top paddling program after his passion for the sport ignited during a trip to Hawaii. His love for the low-impact activity also feeds his interest in its safety; as he spreads awareness of the sport, he makes sure customers know when it's safe to venture out into calm or choppy water. Many staffers are equipped with official training in first aid and CPR as well as unofficial training in blowing bubbles. Some of the team honed their boarding skills on the waves of California and Hawaii, and several boast a background in stand-up paddleboard yoga and fitness instruction.

Dubbed "the epicenter for the paddle community in Chicago" by Chicago Now, Chicago SUP ignites Jacobson's passion for the sport of standup paddleboarding in others with rentals and instruction atop calm waters boasting sweeping skyline views. As shoulders, backs, and arms work to propel the boards forward under his instruction, the core engages to keep balance on the board, resulting in a full-body workout enlivened with the pleasure of sunny skies and the thrill of submarine sightings in Lake Michigan. The company was featured on NBC Chicago's 1st Look and in the Chicago Tribune, grabbing Jacobson attention for pioneering the relaxing full-body workout in the Midwest, as well as for their innovative board-top yoga classes (SUPyo) and SUPFit classes.

Customer Reviews

This was a lot of fun! The location at North Avenue Beach has a bit of a choppy water situation though when a lot of boats are out, which makes it difficult to balance on the board.
Molly Q. · August 30, 2017
They were extremely flexible and nice, and the owner even let us "un-redeem" our Groupon to use the next weekend since we had bad weather on our day. Would definitely recommend Chicago SUP
Allie B. · August 23, 2017
Great experience!
Lisa A. · August 5, 2017

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