Surfing with a paddle is great for increasing aquatic visibility, working out your biceps, and swatting flying fish out of the air. Keep marine life where it belongs with today's Groupon: for $19, you get a two-hour stand-up paddleboard rental from Gold Coast Aquatic Adventures (a $40 value).
Stand-up paddleboarding uses a surfboard and one-bladed oar for ocean maneuvering, allowing paddlers of all ages and skill levels to both serenely glide through calm water and thrash through the curl of oncoming waves. A swell-seasoned instructor will meet you at your desired location for the first rental, providing all equipment and kicking out a quick-start lesson on safety, knee paddling, dolphin lore, stand-up paddling, and more. Newly salted dogs can then take an optional tour with their tubular teacher or sally forth on their own seafaring adventure. Gold Coast Aquatic Rentals has more than 10 years of ocean-rescue experience and certification and carries the latest gear from Jimmy Lewis, Starboard, NSP, 7S Superfish, Paddle Hawaii, and Ark Stand Up Paddleboards.
Gold Coast Aquatic Adventures
The staff of Gold Coast Aquatic Adventures advocates for a playful outlook on the paddleboarding lifestyle. It's not uncommon to find their paddleboards holding more than a person—during a group paddle, they might also bear a cooler of drink. Aside from everyday paddleboard excursions, the business also helps facilitate paddle parties, "board meetings", and full-moon excursions, and they'll eagerly introduce newcomers to the sport by leading introductory lessons for those renting a board. Once completed, clients can then embark into coastal waters and nearby marinas for sightseeing combined with a healthy core workout.
For a more guided experience, visitors can also sign up for a paddleboard tour of South Florida's waterways. And, for those who have a favorite beach or large puddle near their home, Gold Coast Aquatic's instructors will bring the boards and lessons on-site for an additional fee.
3100 NE 9th St.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304