Before the invention of surfing, the only way for humans to stand on water was to buy the world's tiniest island or carefully balance one foot on a water bottle. Keep your feet afloat with today's Groupon: for $10, you get a surfboard rental from Rider Shack (a $25 value), located on West Washington Boulevard.
Rider Shack outfits nautical novices and surefooted surfers for wave dominance with a bevy of long- and short-board rentals. More than 20 styles of boards prepare tide riders for any ocean eventuality, starting with the 8-foot INT soft-top board, which vaults beginners to a wave's crest. The full-day rental gives water walkers a day of funnin' and sunnin' on boards crafted by board bigwigs such as Channel Islands, Rusty, Lost, and Aloha. Rider Shack's surf-savvy staff provides free consultations, matching riders to the ideal board for beginners to conquer the Pacific or tame the waves from an overflowing toilet. Rider Shack does not rent wetsuits, so dampen your own three-piece threads before arriving.