Choose Between Two Options
- $39 for entry for one to the Stand-up Paddle Boarding Water Warfare 2016 ($80 value)
- $69 for entry for two to the Stand-up Paddle Boarding Water Warfare 2016 ($140 value)
Valid for one of these dates:
- Tuesday, July 12th: 11AM-5PM
- Tuesday, July 26th: 11AM-5PM
- Saturday, August 6th: 3-6PM
- Tuesday, August 9th: 11AM-5PM
- Sunday, August 14th: 3-6PM
- Saturday, August 20th: 3-6PM
- Saturday, September 17th: 3-6PM
Stand-up Paddle Boarding Water Warfare 2016 Includes:
* 2-hour battles
* Tribes are formed for each battle (ex. TRIBE A vs. TRIBE B)
* 20 water rats per team
* 6 fighters on paddleboards equipped with hand held water balloon sling shots
* 6 battleships – rafts equipped with water balloon launchers.
* 6 water ballon cannon super launchers from land
* 2 kamikaze paddleboarders equipped with water gun & water balloon slingshots
* Battles are broken into 30min quarters to switch positions (optional)
* Capture or dissolve the flag to determine the winner
Standup Paddleboarding: A Hawaiian Hybrid
Standup paddleboards have become more and more common on the waters of the world—learn where they came from with Groupon’s exploration.
Though standup paddleboarding’s (SUP) origins are often traced to ancient Hawaii, author and surfer Bonnie Tsui notes in the New York Times that it can be attributed to the Waikiki beach boys who used “canoe paddles with surfboards in the 1960s, as a way to keep an eye on their tourist charges.” The beach boys were a group of Hawaiian watermen who served as surfing instructors and canoe guides at Waikiki’s hotels when Hawaii fielded its first influx of international tourists at the turn of the century. Though popular in Hawaii, standup paddleboarding did not experience global recognition until the 2000s, when surfing legends Laird Hamilton and Dave Kalama began practicing and promoting SUP.
The Wall Street Journal credits SUP’s increasing popularity with the fitness community to the fact that “like yoga, standing on a board requires basic balancing abilities, which in turn strengthen and tone any and all muscles used to stay in position.” While nascent SUPers should opt for wider, longer boards as they’re starting out, Tsui notes that “the ‘anyone can do it’ maxim…hold[s] true” for SUP, thanks to the sport’s adjustable pace, relatively stable boards, and ability to be practiced on flat, wave-free waters. The sport’s pros advise that, once on the water, beginners should assume and paddle from a kneeling position before standing up to ensure stability. Once standing, boarders can take the paddleboarding stance with feet parallel and hip-width apart, toes forward, head and shoulders upright, and gaze level with the horizon.