Before man conquered his fear of water, he amused himself with dust sports such as pushing boulders off cliffs, wrestling tumbleweeds, and falling in the dust. Stock up for hydrated recreation with today’s Groupon at Innerlight Surf & Skate. Choose between the following options:
- For $37, you get a private stand-up paddle board lesson (a $75 value). Lessons take place on Pensacola Beach and can be scheduled from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. or 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. most weekdays and weekends.
- For $15, you get $30 worth of clothing and gear from Innerlight Surf & Skate's Pensacola, Gulf Breeze, Destin, and Gulf Shores locations.
The surfing and skating savants at Innerlight spread outdoor sporting enthusiasm through a wide selection of lessons and beachside merchandise. Stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) synthesizes the buoyant balance of surfing and self-propulsion of canoeing to form a single aquatic super-sport. Led by an American Red Cross–certified instructor, the one-hour private lesson hones pupils with boardborne basics. Students learn stable-paddling techniques, ocean-safety skills, and how to read the tides for good conditions without reading goggles. SUP riders receive a paddle and a height- and weight-appropriate board for use during the lesson, with training wheels available upon request.
The four Innerlight Surf & Skate storefront locations vend a variety of shore-worthy shirts such as the men’s Blazing Sun T-shirt ($18.99) or the women’s Hibiscus tank ($16.99). Keep toes from getting stuck in beach sand traps with Sanuk Fraidy Cat sandals ($32.99) or a white pair of hemp Rainbow sandals ($32.99). Wave tamers can accessorize their boards with a 7.5-inch Ez-Kine fin ($29.99) or an 8-foot ankle leash ($19.99) to keep rides from having puppies with the neighbor's boogie board.