Standup paddleboarding is a workout that surrounds you with nature, like chopping down a tree or escaping from a coffin. Look alive with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $129 for a standup-paddleboard eco-tour for two (a $258 value)
- $249 for a standup-paddleboard eco-tour for four (a $516 value)
Equipped with a paddleboard and a leash, tour-goers receive an introductory lesson from standup paddler and ocean conservationist Morgan Hoesterey to get accustomed to their board. Then, Morgan leads groups on a tour through peaceful areas removed from the hustle and bustle around Waikiki. She will share stories about the region’s cultural history and explain various ocean-conservation initiatives. Groups will also have a chance to remove invasive algae species from shallow water. Morning and afternoon sessions are available, and lunch is included with the tour.
Wet Feet Hawaii
When Jeff Chang and Karen Lar Rieu—the brother-sister team behind Wet Feet Hawaii—aren't scrawling on the ocean's waves with their paddles, they're usually in their shop chatting with customers about their experiences. Behind their counter, they sell and rent gear, and orchestrate a team of paddleboard racers, an ocean conservationist, and water enthusiasts as they lead lessons and tours.
During the eco tour, a conservationist—who was the first woman to cross the Molokai Channel on a standup paddleboard—teaches the basics while leading tour members to conservation areas to expound on the problem of plastics in the ocean. On the downwind tours, some of Hawaii’s top standup-paddleboard racers guide and coach guests to tackle the infamous downwind runs of Oahu. With four different levels to suit all experiences and 5- to 12-mile runs, tour members can challenge themselves without challenging every dolphin they see to a race. In recognition of their service to the sport and the community, Honolulu magazine named Wet Feet Hawaii Best Standup Paddle Shop in Honolulu for 2010.