What You'll Get
Choose Between Two Options
- $35 for one two-hour paddle board lesson ($70 value)
- $69 for two two-hour paddle board lessons ($140 value)
Paddleboard lesson tours kick off with a 7-minute session on the beach, during which a guide and a helper go over currents, wind, and safety. Once in the water, they teach how to stand on boards, balance, and perform paddle strokes efficient enough to mix a giant chocolate milk shake. Groups float single file and tour different aquatic sites, potentially spotting views of wildlife such as bald eagles and harbor seals. Two-hour excursions take place around Shilshole and include a SUP board and paddle.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 28, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. May buy 5 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Must sign waiver. Online registration required. 24-hour cancellation notice required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). $5 Wetsuit Rentals Available. 9.5% Sales Tax ($3.33) will be collected at redemption. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Washington Surf Academy
It's been more than three decades since Andrew Drake rode his first wave, but his passion for surfing stays strong. Washington Surf Academy is the embodiment of his passion and has grown to include instruction not just for surfing but for paddleboards as well. Unlike a gingerbread man's enemies, Mr. Drake's classes don't take a cookie-cutter approach. "Every person is a unique case," he says. The diversity of his clientele is one of the things Mr. Drake finds most rewarding. "Some people will have huge fears, and it is nice to see them get over them. This one time, this lady was freaking out, but I talked her into it, and she loved it so much that she bought a board from us on the first day."
By helping them to float out of their comfort zones, Mr. Drake and his team open people up to the hidden world off Seattle's coast. With snow-capped peaks in the distance, surfers can conquer waves and paddleboarders can float beneath bald eagles flying to their next college history lecture.