Standup Paddleboarding for One or Two from Chicago SUP (50% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Balance on a board and paddle on Lake Michigan waters for one hour with a view of the skyline

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jul 1, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only on weekdays. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather conditions. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.


Most lakes formed as the result of an ancient glacier, a depression in a geographic fault, or a Paleolithic water-gun battle. Dip your toes into history with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $12.50 for a one-hour standup paddleboard rental for one (a $25 value)
  • $25 for a one-hour standup paddleboard rental for two (a $50 value)

Groupon customers can add a lesson with in-water instruction at the time of redemption for $25. Life jackets and paddle(s) are included.

Chicago SUP

Ian Jacobson, the founder of Chicago SUP and Wakeboard Chicago, grew up on the Lake, and started his board-top paddling program after his passion for the sport ignited during a trip to Hawaii. His love for the low-impact activity also feeds his interest in its safety; as he spreads awareness of the sport, he makes sure customers know when it's safe to venture out into calm or choppy water. His passionate team gathers a range of paddling certifications, such as ACA and WPA, and many staffers are equipped with official training in first aid and CPR as well as unofficial training in blowing bubbles. Some of the team honed their boarding skills on the waves of California and Hawaii, and several boast a background in stand-up paddleboard yoga and fitness instruction.

Dubbed "the epicenter for the paddle community in Chicago" by Chicago Now, Chicago SUP ignites Jacobson's passion for the sport of standup paddleboarding in others with rentals and instruction atop calm waters boasting sweeping skyline views. As shoulders, backs, and arms work to propel the boards forward under his instruction, the core engages to keep balance on the board, resulting in a full-body workout enlivened with the pleasure of sunny skies and the thrill of submarine sightings in Lake Michigan. The company was featured on NBC Chicago's 1st Look and in the Chicago Tribune, grabbing Jacobson attention for pioneering the relaxing full-body workout in the Midwest, as well as for their innovative board-top yoga classes (SUPyo) and SUPFit classes. In the 2013 Expedition Paddle Series, he and his team point paddlers toward attainable goals as they paddle decked in headlamps toward Navy Pier for fireworks, or simply take in the skyline at sunset or the full moon above.


93% of 128 customers recommend

  • “Great fun”

  • “If this is your first time doing SUP then definitely take the lesson! It is worth the extra money Overall the people were awesome and it was a great experience I...”

    “If this is your first time doing SUP then definitely take the lesson! It is worth the extra money Overall the people were awesome and it was a great experience I would buy this groupon again”

  • “The lesson was very helpful”

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    Chicago, IL 60610


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