Catching a wave requires good balance, an understanding of the tides, and a giant mason jar outfitted with air holes. Find your aquatic footing with today’s Groupon to Malibu Surf Shack. Choose between the following options:
- For $60, you get a 90-minute surfing lesson for one (a $125 value).
- For $110, you get a 90-minute surfing lesson for two (a $250 value).
A 2011 CityVoter nominee for Best Surf Shop, Malibu Surf Shack’s adroit wave wranglers introduce students of all abilities to the fundamentals of taming waves with surfing lessons. The 90-minute tutorial sends ripple riders out on the aqueous highway off Surfrider Beach under the guidance of one of the shop’s friendly, down-to-earth instructors, who exemplify the region's passion for surfing, particularly in the patient way they smile through endless Point Break references. While out on the water, pupils soak up a litany of tips and tricks about the art of surfery, including how to stay standing when the wind is angry because of defiant birds. A surfboard and wetsuit are included in today’s Groupon, so lesson learners need not spend time forging gear from pilfered billboards. Lessons start as early as 10 a.m. and run throughout the day.
Malibu Surf Shack
Overlooking Surfrider Beach and the famous Malibu Pier, Malibu Surf Shack has been a destination for ocean activities since it first began as surf shop in 1972. Crashing waves and surfboard migratory patterns lure instructors to the point-break beach. Here, the pros teach small classes how to shred and duck atop waves. Students can rent boards and other watercraft including kayaks and standup paddleboards to join in on the fun.
Inside the retail shop, boards from brands such as Walden, McTavish and Channel Islands await their next wave-riding excursions. Malibu Surf Shack's staff demos all of the new and used gear, letting customers try boards or take them to a romantic dinner before making long-term commitments.