In the 1930s, the U.S. government issued a hobby to each citizen to keep them entertained until NASA finished working out the bugs in kissing. Self-determine a new pastime with today’s Groupon to Epic Boardsports in Cocoa Beach. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get a one-hour introduction to kiteboarding lesson (a $50 value).
- For $25, you get a one-hour standup-paddleboard tour of the Thousand Islands or a beginner standup-paddleboard lesson (up to a $55 value).</p>
The skilled instructors of Epic Boardsports lead fun and informative water-sports lessons sanctioned by the Professional Air Sports Association and scenic tours that launch from the golden-brown shores of Cocoa Beach. One-hour kiteboard lessons plant pupils firmly in the sand and teach basic gear awareness, how to fly a trainer kite, and when to honk at speeding pelicans.
Beginning standup paddlers acquaint themselves with the sport as skilled instructors edify them with essential skills such as balancing buoyant boards and using oars to propel quickly past castaway islands during an introductory 90-minute lesson. Alternatively, one-hour standup paddling tours send seasoned paddlers slicing through the rippling azure waves as their oblong plank skims past the Banana River’s gaggles of dolphins, manatees, and the Thousand Islands archipelago. While equipment is included for all tours and lessons, instructors encourage participants to bring enough water, snacks, and sunscreen to stay comfortable and reward obedient mermen for balancing beach balls on their noses.
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.