Biologists estimate that water makes up 65% of the human body, 71% of the planet’s surface, and 0% of the R & B group Earth, Wind & Fire. Conquer the planet’s most prevalent liquid with today’s Groupon to EpicSUP, open on weekends from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and during the week by reservation. Choose from the following options:
- For $15, you get a one-hour paddleboard rental (up to a $30 value).
- For $28, you get a one-hour paddleboard rental for two (up to a $60 value).
- For $35, you get a one-hour paddleboard lesson (up to a $75 value).
- For $40, you get a two-hour paddleboard rental with HD camera (up to an $80 value).<p>
EpicSUP sends water walkers gliding across the azure surface of Lady Bird Lake on handmade, eco-friendly stand-up paddleboards. Bipeds paddle upright on the lightweight board, taking in views of downtown Austin, verdant parks, and squirrels plotting world domination. Those who opt for the two-hour excursion can capture each wave-riding second with a high-definition camera mounted to their board. Novice riders find their sea legs during the one-hour lesson, learning the fundaments of board-side standing, steering, and square dancing.
Each EpicSUP board boasts an eco-friendly upbringing from Ecoboard Works, a company that handcrafts floaters from bio epoxy sap-based resins. All guests receive a life jacket to provide buoyancy in case of a fall or a cushy buffer in case of a hug from an overly affectionate kraken.
EpicSUP's commitment to sustainability can be seen the moment you arrive at the company headquarters—a floating dock on Lady Bird Lake. The roofed structure is made of wood reclaimed from century-old farmhouses and barns, and this eco-friendly flourish carries over to the outpost's selection of responsibly crafted ecoBoards. The paddleboards are issued in standard, touring, and racing models, and come with a paddle for propelling yourself across the water and staving off all the fish trying to catch a free ride. In addition to rentals and sales, EpicSUP also offers lessons with coaches certified by the Academy of Surf Instructors.