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 this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $39 for standup paddleboarding for one (a $110 value)
- $69 for standup paddleboarding for two (a $185 value)
- $179 for a three-hour standup paddleboard excursion for two (a $470 value)
- $249 for a three-hour standup paddleboard excursion for three (a $705 value)
For the first two options, patrons spend 90 minutes gliding across the water on standup paddleboards. Standup paddleboarding includes elements of surfing and kayaking and is a good workout for the core. The three-hour excursions are led by certified instructors at remote locations such as Shelter Island, Gardiners Island, Robins Island, and Fishers Island.
"There is this amazing energy out on the water; you get a chance to ride Mother Nature. It doesn't cost anything, and there is always a freshness to it." When Global Boarding's founder Robb Reid describes his profession, it's hard to believe he has been at it for more than a quarter of a century. Mr. Reid remains as passionate as when he first discovered surfing as a young boy. "It has always brought me happiness," he says.
As a professional wakeboarder and coach, Mr. Reid's dedication took him across the globe. He traveled to the beaches of Central America and learned to do everything upside down in Australia. Despite each country's beauty, it wasn't until Mr. Reid and his wife found the clear waters and nature preserves of Sag Harbor that they knew they had found what they were looking for: a home. In 2001, Global Boarding was born.
Along with a team of ARC, Level 2 Paddle Fit-certified professionals, Mr. Reid keeps his customers from surfing in the bathtub May through September of each year. Their fleet of boats can pull water gear such as tubes, wakeboards, and water skis. In Global Boarding’s kids' surf program, Mr. Reid uses wake surfing as a transitional tool to teach new surfers how to find balance atop the ocean's natural playgrounds.
“Very pleasant and relaxing and totally enjoyable.”
“The staff was so friendly and supportive... :)”
“this was a present for my nephew and his girlfriend and they loved it!!”