Chicago SUP

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Glaubert Q. · 1 reviews
· Reviewed September 29, 2017
It was an amazing experience. The instructor was great and we had a fun time!

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Julia L. · 3 reviews TOP REVIEWER
· Reviewed September 21, 2017
Some of the guys working there are pretty arrogant and not very friendly. Overall had a good time though and have gone back since, despite their attitudes.

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Molly Q. · 2 reviews
· Reviewed August 30, 2017
This was a lot of fun! The location at North Avenue Beach has a bit of a choppy water situation though when a lot of boats are out, which makes it difficult to balance on the board.

What You'll Get


Most lakes formed as the result of an ancient glacier, a depression in a geographic fault, or a Paleolithic water-gun battle. Dip your toes into history with this Groupon.

The Deal

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, riders gear up for two-hour trips onto Lake Michigan to practice either wakeboarding or wakesurfing behind a Malibu Wakesetter designed to create massive wakes. Lessons are limited to a maximum of six students, and every participant gets two pulls for a total of 15–20 minutes of riding time. Instruction and rental gear are provided. Sessions are held from 6:30–8:30 a.m. or 6:30–8:30 p.m.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires Sep 2, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required; weather and scheduling permitting. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Chicago SUP


Ian Jacobson, the founder of Chicago SUP and Wakeboard Chicago, grew up on the Lake, and started his board-top paddling program after his passion for the sport ignited during a trip to Hawaii. His love for the low-impact activity also feeds his interest in its safety; as he spreads awareness of the sport, he makes sure customers know when it's safe to venture out into calm or choppy water. Many staffers are equipped with official training in first aid and CPR as well as unofficial training in blowing bubbles. Some of the team honed their boarding skills on the waves of California and Hawaii, and several boast a background in stand-up paddleboard yoga and fitness instruction.

Dubbed "the epicenter for the paddle community in Chicago" by Chicago Now, Chicago SUP ignites Jacobson's passion for the sport of standup paddleboarding in others with rentals and instruction atop calm waters boasting sweeping skyline views. As shoulders, backs, and arms work to propel the boards forward under his instruction, the core engages to keep balance on the board, resulting in a full-body workout enlivened with the pleasure of sunny skies and the thrill of submarine sightings in Lake Michigan. The company was featured on NBC Chicago's 1st Look and in the Chicago Tribune, grabbing Jacobson attention for pioneering the relaxing full-body workout in the Midwest, as well as for their innovative board-top yoga classes (SUPyo) and SUPFit classes.

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