You’re probably thinking I’m going to say take your babe to a winery! Yes, wineries always do make terrific dates, but I’m thinking of something a little bit more. Something that has that WOW factor. Either a date that says we’ve been seeing each other for a few months and I really dig you. Or we’ve been seeing each other for ten years and I still really dig you.
So what is that date?
I’ll give you a few hints. It involves an epic bottle of wine (no surprise here). It involves a big solid paddle board. And lastly, a picnic basket. Erm, I guess it may involve two paddle boards.
Keep in mind you run the risk of blowing it all if you don’t know how to paddle board. So if you’re a beginner check out paddlersretreat for some help. Assuming you know how to SUP this is going to be awesome.
Step 1. Find an epic bottle of wine.
You’re out on the water, you want some light, fruity and fun. Something that mixes well with whatever delicious meal you’ve got packed (preferably homemade!). Keep in mind you want to make sure it mixes well with sun as well. After all, it ought to be 90+F out if you’re going to attempt to pull this off.
What do we recommend? Perhaps a good cru Beaujolais, which is a French wine. You want something a little bit lighter, you won’t be serving up a gourmet steak dinner so a heavy red is out of the question.
Oh and don’t forget to bring the corkscrew. Seriously make sure you bring that!
Step 2. Rent Two Paddle Boards
Okay this might actually be step one. If you know how to paddle board and you’re competent you’re not going to lose your lunch tasty meal while going for a rip out to where ever your destination is great. If you don’t consider going for a couple of practice spins before your big day.
I would recommend that you don’t go paddling out into the ocean. Try to find a flat calm body of water. If there is an island or secluded beach somewhere in said body of water perfect. If not you can always wine and dine her on the boards in the middle of the lake.
Step 3. Make or Buy Some Delicious Food
Fried chicken is always a classic picnic meal. Whatever you do go for something that can be eaten relatively easily. Think Thai dish in take out containers. Or something you can eat with your hands. Obviously don’t pick something that needs to be piping hot because by the time you get setup paddle out and eat it won’t be hot anymore.
Step 4. Woo Here
Boom. As long as you don’t spill the lunch into the lake or pour wine all over her clothes you’re going to be made in the shade. If this doesn’t knock her socks off find a new girl, that one is too uptight.