Valentine’s Day Is All About Love

By Kim Hawkins

Whether you’re single or in a relationship, it’s a reminder to show yourself some love – do it with a fun and healthy experience! The ‘new’ best gift to give is the gift of an experience, and if an experience is what you want, Downunder has you covered!

Following are some ideas that are sure to make a ‘splash’!

  • Instead of trying to make last minute dinner-and-a-movie plans, or sourcing that perfect gift – for someone who has everything – why not schedule some quality time paddling with your sweetheart? Sure, it’s the middle of winter, but this is the best time to ‘think summer!’ Give him or her a gift card for a rental, season pass, lesson, tour, picnic lunch, clambake – they will appreciate your thoughtfulness and creativity. Whether it’s your first time or you’ve paddled a million times, a ‘romantic’ outing on the water together will create a memorable Valentine’s Day gift that you’ll both enjoy.
  • Buy the gift of a SUP. Paddleboards continue to be the newest and most exciting product on the water. For Valentine’s Day we are offering some major discounts to make the purchase even ‘sweeter.’ All board sales include 25% off accessories like paddles, leashes, board bags, life jackets – anything essential to fun and safety on the water. Items starting from $15. We carry the leading brands including Boardworks , Yolo , SurftechLakeshore , Global Surf , SUP ATX , and Red Paddle Co . From hard boards to inflatables, entry level planing boards to fitness focused and touring boards. We have what the discerning paddler wants – AND you can try them out. Consider purchasing a gift card and when the weather is warmer, doing a demo of a few boards to be sure you get the optimal one.

  • For those that prefer other water activities, we have single and double kayaks, surfboards, skim boards, and boogie boards. Our Feelfree kayaks are the only kayaks that have a wheel in the keel for ease of transport. Just pick it up by the nose and walk it wherever you want to go! Super durable and stable for all ages and skill levels. Our double kayaks can even convert to a single kayak by just removing one of the seats and moving the other to the center, and they can accommodate up to three paddlers, including kids. Very versatile.

  • Our surfboards come in all shapes and sizes for beginners through advanced (we even have one called ‘ Love Child ’.) Throw in some surf wax and an autographed copy of Laird Hamilton’s book Force of Nature, and you’ll be sure to win their heart.

Just not sure what to get? A gift card is always a good way to go. They never expire and your loved one can enjoy picking out exactly what they want (maybe throw in that dinner-and-a-movie to tide them over.)

Valentine’s Day can be stressful, but not when you shop at Downunder! We’ll help you with the creativity aspect – consider adding some red bows, have us deliver, add your favorite beverage, chocolate covered strawberries… the sky’s the limit. Come in or give us a call, and we’ll sort you out. Downunder is all about having fun and ‘Aloha’ share that love.

Happy Valentines day to all our mates.