There are only so many family activities to do at home once you get tired of playing board games and taking turns sitting on the warm laundry. Do something cool with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $69 for a stand-up paddleboard lesson for two ($158 value)
- $119 for a stand-up paddleboard lesson for four ($316 value)
- $149 for a stand-up paddleboard lesson for six ($474 value)
During the one-hour introductory lesson, an instructor takes students to a private lake habitat preserve in Sebastopol, where they’ll practice stand-up paddleboarding basics including three different board positions, proper stance, turning, and how to hold and use the paddle.
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1–2 hours
Brands Used: Boardworks SUPs
Pro Tip: Dress to get wet and bring your sense of adventure
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Guided Russian River trips
Recommended Age Group: All ages
Though Jeff Gehring is the owner and instructor of SUP Odyssey, the star of the production is his friendly dog, Zen, who loves perching at the bow of Jeff's stand-up paddleboard. And if Zen is the star, then his supporting cast is the picturesque scenery of the Russian River Valley, where guests ride paddleboards and take in the scenic views of a private lake surrounded by organic vineyards.
During his introductory stand-up paddleboard lessons, Jeff calls upon more than 30 years of experience to teach students the art of gliding atop water. Once they get a firm grasp on the basics, guests can embark on two-hour guided tours down the river, where they can spot redwood trees, turtles, fish, and different species of birds. When combined with the beautiful scenery, stand-up paddleboard yoga lessons help visitors relax and balance their mind and bodies.
“Very helpful laid back instructor and great location to learn.”
“ Prepare to have fun and get a good core workout too.”
“Jeff was a fantastic instructor!”