Excelling at water sports, like aging gracefully or enjoying dried fruit, requires acceptance of pruney fingers. Outfit yourself for aqua play with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get a two-hour stand-up paddleboard rental and instruction at Northwest Paddle Surfers in Seattle or Kirkland (a $40 value).
The expert paddle partisans at Northwest Paddle Surfers arm aspiring lake-trotters with an over-sized canoe paddle and jumbo board that gracefully glides them along the area's placid waterways. Against the backdrop of Lake Washington's picturesque vistas, guests take in a brief pre-excursion instruction that edifies them in proper paddle politics, refining their stroke and teaching students how to fend off errant flocks of dive-bombing seagulls. Each water-walking jaunt includes first-rate equipment and safety gear, ensuring guests feel secure when engaging in competitive oar-jousts for control of the lake's buried boon of cast-off promise rings.
Northwest Paddle Surfers
From camps to paddle races to standard rentals, Northwest Paddle Surfers' watersport professionals help create laid-back adventures with a fleet of stand-up paddleboards. Atop Lake Washington's warm waters, the company's instructors teach pupils how to balance on boards and use paddles to stir giant cups of cocoa. Forests and water lilies make up the lakefront vistas that backdrop the on-water classroom, beckoning each student to explore aquatic locals such as Juanita Bay or Andrew's Bay, near Seward Park. Elsewhere, Paddle Flow Yoga classes held on paddleboards challenge participants to stretch and breathe deeper.