In the 1800s, a whaler paddle-slapping a rival mermaid wrangler signaled the declaration of an oceanic duel at high seas. Experience more polite paddle usage with today's Groupon: for $20, you get your choice of one Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga, Paddle Into Fitness, or Beginner stand-up-paddle-board class at OEX Mission Bay (a $45 value). Classes are held on Sundays, Tuesdays through Thursdays, and Saturdays. All gear is provided.
The skilled instructors at OEX Mission Bay enthusiastically teach water recreationists in the varied forms of stand-up paddle boarding, instilling in them the ability to achieve a full-body workout atop pristine waters. The fusion of stand-up paddle boarding and yoga creates a low-impact workout that builds strength, balance, and coordination while rendering bodies as flexible as a Funnoodle with an open schedule. Pupils perform traditional yoga poses on foam paddle boards that sway and groove to the vibrations of Sail Bay, creating a challenging routine for any fitness-focused student. Meanwhile, the paddle-board fitness lesson melds beach running, core exercises, and sprints with exercises atop the paddleboard for an intense 30-minute cardio session.
Beginning paddlers can learn the basics of stand-up boarding during the introductory class, which preps participants to conquer this maritime sport in ways that only come naturally to direct descendants of McConaughey. Check OEX Mission Bay's schedule to find a class time that's most convenient.
OEX Mission Bay offers $15 classes for those who provide their own equipment; however, this Groupon still offers the best deal available for those who require a rental board.
OEX Mission Bay
Enthusiastic instructors at OEX Mission Bay invite beginning and experienced adventurers into the cerulean waters of the Pacific. The outpost began as a kayak and freediving center, but has since branched out to include standup paddleboard, outrigger canoes, and poker tournaments with local sea bass. Staff members happily help sea student get fitted with the perfect-sized gear and train them in basic safety before their expedition over and under the blue bay waters.