Before man conquered his fear of water, he amused himself with dust sports such as pushing boulders off cliffs, wrestling tumbleweeds, and falling in the dust. Equip yourself for wave-conquering instead with today’s Groupon: for $22, you get a surfboard and wetsuit rental from Thalia Surf Shop in Laguna Beach (a $45 value). Thalia outfits wave tamers with gear discriminately chosen from the industry's top brands. Adult surfers can rent boards by Wavestorm ($30 value) and wetsuits by West ($15 value) from the oceanfront store before plunging into the Pacific to surmount the surliest of water crests in safe, sleek style. Gear rental runs all week and starts when the store opens at 10 a.m., allotting up to eight hours to take drops and hunt the perfect barrel. Fulfilled surfers bring gear and hyperboles back by 6 p.m.
Those who forge a bond with their rental boards will painfully have to give it back, but can balm the breakup by perusing Thalia's incredible selection of boards and wetsuits. Surfboard stock encompasses retro through modern shapes and styles, and Thalia's wetsuit selection includes brands known for their combination of style, function, and comfort, made only with the finest Japanese and other high-quality rubbers.