Scientists have only been able to explore 5% of the ocean depths, mostly due to their constant preoccupation with surfing the surface. Collect data on massive waves with today’s Groupon to Epic Boardsports in Cocoa Beach. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get $40 worth of sundresses, swimsuits, and sunglasses.
- For $45, you get $100 toward kite boards, surfboards, and standup paddleboards.<p>
Epic Boardsports’ name-brand apparel, accessories, and equipment from Patagonia, Burton, Corban, and Jimmy Lewis bestow sport enthusiasts with fashionable gear to glide over oceanic waves. Beachgoers shield their eyes from bright glare and UV rays with a pair of sunglasses ($49–$100) or safeguard their feet from jokester pelican tickles in a pair of beach flip-flops ($25–$35). Clothing ($49–$100) and swimsuits ($40–$60) wrap bods in bright summer colors, and resort wear ($40–$60) readies vacationers for days spent lounging poolside. Epic Boardsports’ paddleboards usher riders across calm waters, whereas surfboards ($400–$1,650) sport specialized fins and aerodynamics to speed surfers through barrels, crests, and aftershocks caused by cannonballing blue whales.
When the warm season arrives, the team at Epic Boardsports strives to get locals and visitors out and enjoying nearby tropical waterways such as Banana River lagoon. For the uninitiated as well as the experienced, knowledgeable guides lead stand-up paddleboard tours around the lagoon to share local lore and point out manatees, seabirds, and dolphins playing Jenga in their natural habitat. The team also gives paddleboard lessons at Banana River or on the ocean, and rents and sells top-flight Hawaiian Pro Designs surfboards for aquatic adventurers looking to go paddle-less. Kiteboards by brands such as the versatile Jimmy Lewis, designed to enhance every style of boarding, give wave athletes one more way to soar over the sea. Fostering a year-round passion for extreme board sports, the team can send skiers down powder-covered mountainsides in style with boards, boots, and accessories.