Americans have always been determined to blaze new trails, whether wading through the waist-deep layer of tumbleweed covering Arizona or hacking through the petrified forest of national flags on the moon. Conquer the final frontier, the ocean, with today's Groupon: for $99, you get a standup paddleboarding tour for two from Jetty Betty Surf School (a $300 value).
At Jetty Betty Surf School, Vanessa Floyd and her team of instructors impart essential skills to budding boarders in a natural setting. One-hour standup paddleboarding tours start on land, where couples get acquainted with their boards and paddles by filling out a series if romantic surveys. Students then cast off into a picturesque river, teeming with wildlife such as sea turtles and island birds.
Jetty Betty Surf School
Like the sea turtles she swims with daily, Vanessa Floyd feels as comfortable in the ocean as she does on land. For nearly a decade, she has taught people how to surf the waves of the Pacific beside the chilly California coast and the warm sands of Hawaiian shores at her pair of Jetty Betty Surf School locations. She focuses on helping beginners overcome their fear of the water and enjoy the rush of riding the surf beneath the open sun. She and her fellow instructors begin their group and private lessons by meeting students at the beach, where they familiarize them with the equipment and the basics of safe surfing. Afterwards, students take to the waves, which instructors monitor to make sure they are suitably small for novice surfers—if not, they’ll either postpone the lesson or unplug Mother Nature's wave machine.
58-348 Kamehameha Hwy,
Haleiwa, Hawaii 96712