Before ocean surfing, thrill seekers were forced to sneak onto a rock-concert stage and leap board-first onto waves of angry humans. Learn to ride waves that can’t punch you in the head in retaliation with today's Groupon to Dacane Surf Shop on Blowers Street. Choose between two options:
- For $25, you get a surf-camp lesson (an $86.25 value).
- For $50, you get a private surf lesson (a $113.85 value).
Dacane Surf Shop helps previously landlocked explorers attain nautical mastery through surf lessons tailored to each student's skills. Tap into the human brain's vestigial wave whisperer during a private lesson or sign up for surf camp and enjoy a maximum student to instructor ratio of 1:5, guaranteeing ample attention. The 90-minute lessons begin on the beach, where students learn safety procedures, correct paddling technique, the infamous pop-up, and proper wave etiquette. Boarders then take to the waves, with water-based tutorials that include live-action paddling and popping up, as well as tips for how to read moody waves to achieve the appropriate timing for orca-whale impersonations. Captained by Lance Moore, owner and former member of Team Canada's surf team, Dacane employs a team of female and male instructors well-versed in the waters of Nova Scotia.
With numerous rides under their neoprene belts, surfers can return to shore and peruse Decane's well-stocked store for surfing equipment and apparel. Although a wetsuit, boots, gloves, and surfboard are included with the lesson, participants are encouraged to bring a suit, towel, sunscreen, and water-resistant cheese sandwiches.
Dacane Surf Shop
Through trials and tribulations, Dacane Surf Shop owner Lance Moore has always strived to provide the best opportunities and gear for wave-tamers. Having hatched the shop's first incarnation in his mother's basement and moved on to locations where break-ins and robberies were rampant, he maintained his focus on learning his trade before finally settling in Halifax. Always looking to stay one step ahead of the sport, Lance and his team seek out the most cutting-edge surfing equipment available from reputable designers such as Channel Islands, Santa Cruz, and Watercooled. His instructors customize surf camps and lessons to help mould burgeoning aquanauts of all ages and skill levels, and hip threads from the likes of Quiksilver and Billabong keep them looking the part. The surf shack also sets up adventurists with stand-up paddleboards, skim boards, body boards, and all the accessories needed to coast the whitecaps or add authenticity to an online dating profile.