Before ocean paddleboarding, 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: for $32, you get a full-day paddleboard rental at Sarasota Wind and Water Adventures in Sarasota (a $65 value).
Sarasota Wind facilitates seafaring sojourns atop kiteboards, paddleboards, water skis, and other personal tide riders while keeping safety a top priority. The full-day rental gives wave tamers five hours to learn or perfect the art of paddleboarding, which entails standing atop a surfboard propelled by a long handheld paddle (a $65 value). The instructors will discuss safety and demonstrate proper paddleboarding technique before letting you loose in a slow-motion dash toward the surf, as if starring in a beach drama or wading through Jello. The rental shop is located on the mainland, next to the Stickney Point Bridge. Paddleboarders must arrive within 30 minutes of their reserved time to redeem this deal.
Sarasota Wind and Water Adventures
Sarasota Wind and Water Adventures gives adventurers the vessels and knowledge to plunge boldly into the surf, providing paddleboard, kayak, and waterski rentals as well as lessons. Fishing trips set sail for open water with a Coast Guard-certified captain and all of the tackle necessary to hunt for kingfish, triggerfish, and the vengeful ghosts of scuba divers, while sunset cruises let passengers experience the wonder of voyaging directly into the heart of the sun.
1518 Stickney Point Rd.
Sarasota, Florida 34231