What You'll Get
For $55, today's side deal gets you a two-and-a-half- to three-hour introductory surfing course from the University of Surfing at Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica (a $100 value). All the necessary equipment—including a top-of-the-line soft, safe longboard, warm wetsuits, and booties—is included. Absolute beginners, out of practice novices, and transfer students are all equally welcome.
The University of Surfing is a licensed and insured institution where surfers of all proficiencies can better their boarding skills. Surfing 101 covers all the basics. Wet-and-wild class time at the university's beautiful beach campus starts with a brief overview of high-and-dry fundamentals practiced on the sand. The majority of the class time is spent tossing and being tossed by the scud and surge, carving foam like whipped-cream topping.
The experienced and certified coaches will be the guiding force behind the waves. Lessons are normally scheduled during beginner-friendly low tide, but you can schedule yours whenever if you can handle stronger seas. Just be sure to email ahead to book an appointment, and bring a towel, a swimsuit, sunscreen, and a signed waiver to the lesson.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jul 15, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Must sign waiver. Registration required. 7-day cancellation policy or Groupon is forfeited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About University of Surfing
University of Surfing partners with the Jean Brink Pool in Pacifica to offer brand new classes that focus on surfing, water safety for kids, and underwater training. The "Surf Training" class with the instructor/owner Matt Cole consists of ocean safety, paddling, surfing skill development, and more. The "Intro to Surfing for Kids" class teaches the basics of surfing and water safety in a fun environment. In addition, there is also the "Underwater Training" with professional big wave surfer Iggy. During the underwater training, Iggy focuses on breathing techniques, underwater awareness, leash escapes, water orientation, relaxation, and more.