Excelling at watersports, like aging gracefully or enjoying dried fruit, requires acceptance of pruney fingers. Outfit yourself for aqua play with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get a guided sunset-paddle-and-eco tour at Island Water Sports (a $50 value).
Island Water Sports's expert wave riders equip guests with boards and ores for propelling through frothy spumes during scenic tours of aquatic landscapes that are suitable for beginners. During each sunset tour, paddlers explore the nautical avenues of Deerfield Island Park while partaking in a core-strengthening workout hailed by body building gondoliers. With the guidance of Island Water Sports's team of professional and amateur surfers, gliding tourists take in facts about the 53-acre island's ecosystem while catching glimpses of its native plants, freshwater marshes, and naturally growing strawberry Twizzlers. After enjoying an invigorating paddle and watching the sunset cast incandescent hues upon the horizon, guests will steer their water vessels back to the beach to be reunited with firm ground.
Island Water Sports
The late founder of Island Water Sports, Kirk Cottrell, first opened shop in a humble 500-square-foot space in Pompano Beach in 1978. His legacy continues to thrive more than 30 years later, as his son Cheyne commands a staff of amateur and professional surfers dedicated to spreading Kirk's passion for wave riding through lessons, board repairs, and sales of gear and accessories. Now situated in more than 7,000 square feet of space, the shop facilitates every aspect of the surfing and skating lifestyle. Group surf clinics and surf camps sharpen budding surfers' longboarding chops, and board repairs rid surfboards of dings.