Before ocean surfing, thrill seekers were forced to sneak onto the stage at rock concerts before leaping board-first onto waves of angry humans. Learn to ride waves that can’t punch you in the head in retaliation with today's Groupon: for $29, you get admission to a two-hour standup-paddleboarding clinic from Ocean Experience Surf School (a $70 value).
Ocean Experience Surf School's experienced staff has introduced countless water cowboys to the ebb and flow of nature since 1990. During the two-hour standup-paddleboarding clinic, Ocean Experience's experts guide students through the fundamentals of balancing and navigating atop boards, granting them a savvy set of water-trotting skills to flaunt in the face of shade-sporting suns and naysaying mermen. Customized to the skills of each group, lessons cover balance, paddling technique, and water navigation before tackling the water. The wavy jaunt strengthens the water rider's core as peepers dart from swell to swell on San Diego's scenic shorelines. All necessary equipment is included.
Ocean Experience Surf School
Over the course of its 22-year existence, Ocean Experience Surf School has helped somewhere in the neighborhood of over 15,000 students to safely discover and refine their passion for watersports. Students 6 or older hop atop surfboards, paddleboards, and kayaks for on-the-water practice under the care of experienced instructors during private lessons and group classes.
The local press and community showers the school's companion retail outlet with praise, which won both the Best Surf Shop and Best Skate Shop in CityBeat's 2010 Readers' Poll. In an effort to give back to the community, the organization runs an afterschool sports program offering surfing and skateboarding lessons to kids up to 18 years old and adults with a note from a certified kindergarten teacher.