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 guided stand-up paddleboard tour from Riding His Waters in Melbourne Beach (a $50 value).
Hans G. Wagner, professional guide and instructor, draws on more than 20 years of experience on local waters as he navigates the way on a fun and safe two-hour stand-up paddleboard, or SUP, experience. SUPing integrates the paddling momentum of canoe travel with the standing position of the sport’s surfing origins, resulting in a recreational, self-propelled way to traverse the ocean’s surface or look for a long-lost pet goldfish. Fledgling paddlers get a 10-minute on-land overview of SUP fundamentals before venturing into the water for a 20-minute lesson, learning how to stand up from the knees and paddle while balancing atop the board. Following the introduction, aqua pilots employ their newly acquired skills on a 90-minute excursion through the local ecosystem, exploring and taking in the sights as the guide identifies distinctive habitats, species of birds, and marine life. The tour includes the use of paddleboarding equipment and the opportunity to swap your legs for a beautiful singing voice.
Riding His Waters
Riding His Waters equips novice and expert paddleboarders with the equipment and expertise they need to enjoy their time skimming over the waters around Indialantic. Novices can learn the proper paddling technique through lessons from instructors who have taught more than 2,000 people in the outfit's three-year existence. With these tidbits fresh in mind, they quickly set about exploring the surrounding surf on their own, catching waves when the tide is choppy or calmly drifting when the waters are placid.
700 Long Point Rd.
Melbourne Beach, Florida 32951