Professional bowlers bowl not forcefully but gingerly, lending the ball spin and preserving the unhatched robin eggs inside every pin. Strike softly with today’s Groupon: for $55, you get a bowling package for four to Surf Bowl in Oceanside (a $134 value). The package includes the following:
- Two-hour rental of bowling lane (a $90 value)
- Four pairs of bowling shoes (a $16 value)
- One extra-large pizza with any topping (an $18 value)
- Four medium soft drinks (a $10 value)<p>
Illuminated by the neon green and purple glow of a retro-style sign, Surf Bowl invites amateurs and experts to enjoy an evening of well-placed collisions. Lanes of lightly stained wood await the frictionless fury of well-tossed balls, as groups of four fill the air with a chorus of crashing pins and celebratory hand slaps. Before and after the contest, bowlers rest rock-hard forearms at the Blue Wave Café, a laid-back eatery that serves piping-hot pizzas aside sizzling advice on next year’s must-have fantasy-bowling-league picks.
Though Surf Bowl sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Guests ride into Surf Bowl under a glowing pink and green sign, and once inside, cast their eyes down freshly polished lanes. As an homage to their name and the local culture, a mural running parallel to the lanes depicts bowling pins engaging in beach activities such as lounging in the sand and testing their own buoyancy in the ocean. Players can stop in for classic games throughout the day, or enjoy Xtreme Glow-in-the-Dark Bowling once night falls. Between games, bowlers can break for a pizza, sandwich, or freshly fried snacks at Blue Wave Café, a casual, diner-style eatery with chrome-accented bar stools. The center also boasts an arcade, bar, and billiards table.