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. Evolve entertainment with today's Groupon: for $35, you get one paddle-surfing-board rental for two hours ($40) or two paddle-surfing-board rentals for one hour ($40) delivered to a location upon request ($30) from Utah Paddle Surfing (a $70 total value). The paddle-surfing board can be delivered to the Great Salt Lake, Utah Lake, or Jordanelle Reservoir.
Stand-up paddle surfing, a good starting point for someone interested in surfing, is a full-body workout that improves balance and strengthens the core while administering a healthy dose of the outdoors. The sport equips riders of any skill level with an oar and board, allowing him or her to navigate rolling waters from a relaxed perch. Take a solo journey into the balmy abyss of the Great Salt Lake to become one with the water, or challenge your surfing sister to an unending race for sibling supremacy. Call at least 24 hours ahead of time to place a reservation.
Utah Paddle Surfing has this feature on ABC 4:
Paddleboard in Utah
If you're near a traversable waterway in Utah on a sunny summer day, chances are good that you'll run someone gliding along on a stand-up paddleboard. Many of these watery wayfarers travel courtesy of board's rented out by Paddleboard in Utah's extensive network of local affiliates. The outposts unlock access to some of the best boarding sites in and around Salt Lake City; The Lodge at Stillwater welcomes guests eager to explore the Jordanelle Reservoir, while Lindon Marina serves as a jumping-off point for Utah Lake's extensive wetlands. Some, such as Gonzo Boat Rentals and Tours, pull double duty, operating shops at both Antelope Island and the Great Salt Lake State Marina. Others, such as On The Pond Fitness and Rentals, pair their rentals with fitness routines performed atop the waters of Willard Bay State Park. While most of the shops remain close to greater SLC, at least one encourages more far-ranging expeditions; situated near Cedar City along the state's southern border, DIG Paddlesports helps travelers access the inviting waters of Sand Hollow and Quail Creek State Parks.