Excelling at watersports, like aging gracefully or enjoying dried fruit, requires acceptance of pruney fingers. Outfit yourself for aqua play with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get a standup-paddleboarding adventure at Coastal Paddle Company in Gulf Breeze (a $60 total value). The package includes:
- One beginners standup-paddleboarding group lesson (a $35 value)
- A one-hour board rental (a $25 value)
Group lessons are offered Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9 a.m., as well as select times throughout the week. Parties of four participants may call ahead to schedule a lesson at a different time.
The Paddle Fit–certified instructors at Coastal Paddle Company teach aspiring paddle boarders how to glide over glossy surfaces while remaining upright in standup-paddleboard classes held on land and sea seven days a week. Coastal Paddle Company equips students with all the necessary learning equipment, including a YOLO board and paddle as well as a flotation device and a rubber ducky. Feet familiarize themselves with floating contraptions on land; expert aquatic voyagers demonstrate balancing and paddle techniques to classes of four or more on the sand before sending them into Mother Nature’s briny classroom. After a morning of absorbing the basics, students get an hour of rental time allowing them to bond with boards or while sharing ice cream sundaes.
33A Gulf Breeze Pkwy.
Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561