Before ocean surfing, thrill seekers were forced to sneak onto a rock-concert stage and leap 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 to Saltwater Cowgirls in Jacksonville Beach. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get a 60-minute surfing lesson for one (a $50 value).
- For $40, you get a 60-minute surfing lesson for two (an $80 value).
Saltwater Cowgirls' expert instructors employ personalized instruction during private lessons to teach surfers of all skill levels how to ride waves safely. While floating on rolling blue breakers atop provided soft-top or fiberglass surfboards or a board brought from home, teachers indoctrinate students with proper body positioning and wave-culling methods, then teach how to hang ten like a dolphin riding atop the evolutionary wave. More advanced students learn specialized aquatic maneuvers, surfboard maintenance, and how to tell whether an ocean is in a bad mood. Private lessons are by appointment only, and Saltwater Cowgirls recommends a wardrobe of rash-guard tops, board shorts, and sunscreen.
Waves aren't created equal—each rolls in differently than the ones preceding and following it, which explains why surfers often lie on their boards, studying the waters in anticipation of the next worthy wave. Reading the waves is one skill; popping up on the board to catch a wave is another. The instructors of Saltwater Cowgirls teach youth and adult, male and female students both skills in year-round private individual and group lessons. Students also learn basic through advanced maneuvers and board maintenance. The staff organizes weekday and weekend surfing camps, meeting up with students directly on the beach.
8th Ave. North
Jacksonville Beach, Florida 32250