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One-Hour Standup-Paddleboard Rental or a Standup-Paddleboard Lesson at SUP Shack (Up to 49% Off)

Santa Cruz Harbor

90% of 94 customers recommend

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In a Nutshell

Instructors lead students through basic core-strengthening maneuvers and rent out fast, versatile boards

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Appointment required. 48hr cancellation notice required or fee up to the Groupon value may apply. New clients only. All services must be used by the same person in 1 visit. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Prior SUP experience in Santa Cruz Harbor required to purchase rental option. Must be 220 lbs or under to use the boards and have no prior major medical restrictions. Not valid on select days . Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose Between Two Options

  • $11 for a one-hour soft-top standup-paddleboard rental, designed for experienced Santa Cruz Harbor SUP users ($20 value)
  • $23 for a semi-private standup-paddleboard lesson, designed for swimmers who have surfing and canoeing experience ($45 value) <p>

During lessons—which include board and paddle rentals—students practice the basics of standing up, steering, and paddling. Then they take a tour of Santa Cruz Harbor with the instructor and learn which spots are the best for exploration and which are off-limits. Lessons are offered at 10 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Sundays; 3 p.m. Sundays; and 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays; they’re recommended for those who have not paddle boarded in the past six months or have never paddle boarded in Santa Cruz Harbor.<p>

SUP Shack

Trudie Ransom knows just how addictive the sensation of standing above the waves can be. After just a few trips out on her board, she not only began training with the standup-paddleboarding master Andy Whitman from Angulo boards, but also opened up SUP Shack. From her experience shadowing Whitman, she decided the best way to introduce people to the sport was with Angulo's soft, 10-foot boards, which serve as an easy surface to learn on while spending a day on the waves or taking one of the shop's classes or tours. Classes never contain more than six students, allowing each student to have the one-on-one attention needed to master the art of balancing and maneuvering the board. Once pupils are sure of their strokes, the shop's instructors lead guided tours that slip out across the rippling blue mirror and past the sights of the harbor or tackle the more advanced paths past sea-lion habitats. Late-evening tours pause as the sun sets over the ocean, filling the sky with color like somebody inciting peacocks to riot.


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90% of 94 customers recommend

  • “Great experience! Trudie made it fun & easy! I highly recommend SUP for anyone looking to experience something new outdoors -- esp. for peace & quiet with sea life...”

    “Great experience! Trudie made it fun & easy! I highly recommend SUP for anyone looking to experience something new outdoors -- esp. for peace & quiet with sea life in the beautiful SC Harbor! Tip: stretch first as your core will be a tad sore. :)”

  • “Nice easy intro to paddleboarding!”

  • “The people were very friendly and made the trip very enjoyable.”

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    Santa Cruz Harbor

    2214 East Cliff Drive

    Santa Cruz, CA 95062

    +18314647467

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