Though physically challenging, surfing is still a much easier way to enjoy oceanic thrills than wrangling, riding, and winning philosophical debates with feral dolphins. Spare our marine friends’ dignity with today's Groupon to Hawaii Hot Spot Surf School, located on the beach in front of the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Choose between the following services:
- For $39, you get a two-hour standup paddling safari (a $78.53 value).
- For $47, you get a two-hour surfing lesson (a $94.24 value).
Hawaii Hot Spot Surf School imparts students with the arts of wave wrangling and paddle-driven navigation. Set against the scenic Diamond Head volcanic cone, the two-hour surf lesson provides students of all ages with one-on-one instruction with a CPR-certified instructor. The lessons touch on the basics of wave-catching, board-positioning, and popping up into tubular surges of ocean crests. After a quick primer on safety and the guile required to avoid smooth-talking dolphins who heckle swimmers without dorsal fins, water slicers take to the water to flex their surf muscles.
A two-hour standup paddling session floats upwardly mobile landlubbers out to sea, where they can enjoy the company of native sea turtles and scope popular surf spots with a high vantage point. Taking place on elongated boards, the paddle-driven excursion provides an effective core and balance workout to go with the relaxing and scenic tour.