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What You'll Get
The ability to negotiate the unpredictable temperament of the sea helps surfers handle the oddities of everyday life and defeat villainous marlin-whales. Today's Groupon tests the gumption of your cursed tiki idol through a 90-minute group surfing lesson with Surf Diva for $30, a $60 value. Join the Party Wave with other aspiring wave kahunas and learn to paddle, pop up, and ride the surf under the seafaring eye of expert surf professors.
Surf Diva teaches the athletic and spiritual value of oceanic communion by instilling the lessons of the great blue sea into land-walking, lung-wearing humans. Each 90-minute lesson guides students of all experience levels through the basics of wave catching, ocean awareness, wave breaks, water safety, surf etiquette, paddling, balance, underwater breathing, and pop-up techniques. Students learn the addictive rush of flying over the ocean on the soles of their feet as the dormant predictability of dry sand is replaced by geysers of sea-mist and the distant echo of maritime folklore.
Surf Diva was founded by twin sisters Izzy and Coco Tihanyi at a time when surfing was dominated by men and horses. Izzy started surfing at a young age, and the sisters' passion for wave riding has drawn a slew of women to the once all-girls school. Surf Diva now boasts over 50 instructors and is open to all genders, ages, and ability levels. All of Surf Diva's inspiring instructors are certified in CPR and first aid, giving pupils the confidence of training under a capable, watchful, human eye.
Your Groupon includes a wetsuit and a surfboard, but be sure to bring a bathing suit and a towel. Party Wave co-ed group lessons take place from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. every day at La Jolla Shores. Call ahead to schedule your lesson.
The Tihanyi twins and their visionary school have been featured in the Los Angeles Times. Yelpers give Surf Diva a four-star average, and TripAdvisors are thrilled to be catching waves, giving it an average of 4.5 owl eyes:
- two girlfriends came with me to the Surf Diva Surf School weekend beginner's clinic, and it was AMAZING! they make learning to surf fun, safe, and stress-free. – hadashi, TripAdvisor
- I liked the fact that the shop is owned by women and thus, I thought, a little more sympathetic to someone like me who is 39 and out of shape. – Travelisha, TripAdvisor
- We both caught waves on our first attempts and had a wonderful time. We came away wishing we lived near the ocean and could do this sport more. – Family, TripAdvisor
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 26, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. May buy multiple as gifts. By appointment only, must reserve at least 3 days in advance. Classes are subject to availability. Not valid with other offers. 3-person minimum for a class to run. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Menehune Surf
Menehune Surf Camps offer innovative surf instruction for students ages 5 and above (Ages 5 and up for SURF and ages 12 and up for SUP). Each camp is lead by the top of the line instructors to Each lesson is led by top of the line instructors. Making use of smaller group sizes, instructors create a learning environment where students receive more personalized attention, feel comfortable being themselves, and have fun while mastering the art of surfing.
All instructors are First Aid and CPR certified, have experience working with children, and complete an extensive training program before the season begins. As an additional measure, a lifeguard is on-site at all times.