$42 for an 8-Hour Stand-Up Paddleboard Rental from Rim Country Recreation Kayaking ($60 Value)

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Explore one of seven local lakes and rivers with an eight-hour rental of paddleboard, life jackets, and fasteners

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. May be repurchased every 90 days. Reservation required. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $42 for an 8-hour stand-up paddleboard rental ($60 value)

Standup Paddleboarding: A Hawaiian Hybrid

Standup paddleboards have become more and more common on the waters of the world—learn where they came from with Groupon’s exploration.

Though standup paddleboarding’s (SUP) origins are often traced to ancient Hawaii, author and surfer Bonnie Tsui notes in the New York Times that it can be attributed to the Waikiki beach boys who used “canoe paddles with surfboards in the 1960s, as a way to keep an eye on their tourist charges.” The beach boys were a group of Hawaiian watermen who served as surfing instructors and canoe guides at Waikiki’s hotels when Hawaii fielded its first influx of international tourists at the turn of the century. Though popular in Hawaii, standup paddleboarding did not experience global recognition until the 2000s, when surfing legends Laird Hamilton and Dave Kalama began practicing and promoting SUP.

The Wall Street Journal credits SUP’s increasing popularity with the fitness community to the fact that “like yoga, standing on a board requires basic balancing abilities, which in turn strengthen and tone any and all muscles used to stay in position.” While nascent SUPers should opt for wider, longer boards as they’re starting out, Tsui notes that “the ‘anyone can do it’ maxim…hold[s] true” for SUP, thanks to the sport’s adjustable pace, relatively stable boards, and ability to be practiced on flat, wave-free waters. The sport’s pros advise that, once on the water, beginners should assume and paddle from a kneeling position before standing up to ensure stability. Once standing, boarders can take the paddleboarding stance with feet parallel and hip-width apart, toes forward, head and shoulders upright, and gaze level with the horizon.

Customer Reviews

12 Ratings

Awesome time! Very easy. The owners help slows and secure everything to your vehicle. Highly recommended!!!!!! A ton of fun!
Fernanda E. · September 15, 2016
I highly recommend Rim Country Recreation and have done so to all my friends. My friends and I had the most amazing day kayaking on Willow Springs Lake! The kayaks were in great condition and the service was outstanding. Thanks so much! We'll be back and using Rim Country Recreation again!
WILLIE M. · August 22, 2016
Super friendly, great boards! We had so much fun
Courtney B. · August 17, 2016

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