While paddleboarding without a paddle is called surfing, swimming without a swimming suit is called illegal. Keep within the purview of the law with today’s Groupon: for $34, you get an intro to standup paddleboarding package from Covewater Paddle Surf (a $69 value). The package includes:
- A two-hour intro to standup paddleboarding lesson on Santa Cruz Harbor
- Emailed photos of your day of training
- One T-shirt
- 20% off merchandise, excluding boards<p>
In scenic Santa Cruz Harbor, the experienced instructors of Covewater Paddle Surf impart their knowledge of vertical water gliding to eager students. During introductory classes, budding paddlers wade into the calm Northern Californian waters to learn about maintaining a proper stance, developing the right technique, and how to turn on a dime when being pursued by criminals. Because of the balance needed to maintain an upright position, patrons work their core muscles while smugly cruising over floppy-bellied fish and other local wildlife, including playful seals, otters, and sea birds. From the shore, shutterbugs snap shots of participants, who can share the eventually emailed images with friends or select one for a new driver’s license photo. After lessons, students shed wetsuits to don a complimentary T-shirt and take advantage of a 20% merchandise discount.