Aquaholics

Portland, ME

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In a Nutshell

  • Iron Man workout guide
  • Traverse scenic coastline
  • 10–25% off surf-shop purchases on day of lesson

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Aug 1, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. 24hr cancellation notice required. Subject to availability and weather. Must be 6 or older and have guardian consent if under 18. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Excelling at watersports, like aging gracefully or enjoying dried fruit, requires acceptance of pruney fingers. Outfit yourself for aqua play with today’s Groupon to Aquaholics in Kennebunk. Choose between the following options:

  • For $37, you get a 90-minute standup-paddleboarding scenic tour (up to a $75 value).
  • For $37, you get a 90-minute standup-paddleboard workout tour (up to a $75 value).

Aquaholics' expert instructors and guides build upper-body strength on the scenic shores of Kennebunk beach with fun and challenging standup-paddleboarding classes. Sea strokers suit up in provided wetsuits or presoaked tuxedos before taking to the water on weekend mornings from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for surf-conquering rides that cruise past the picturesque views of Saco Bay, Biddeford Pool, and Timber Island. Led by an Iron Man triathlete, the workout tour fuses the bicep-building of paddleboarding with intraride core exercises. After the 90-minute marine adventure concludes, land legs can peruse the surf shop's offerings, taking 10% off wetsuit and standup-paddle-gear purchases and 25% off clothing and accessories purchases the day of their tour. Boarding sessions take place rain or shine but do not operate during lightning storms due to the lessons learned from Benjamin Franklin's kite-surfing incident.

Aquaholics

Thanks to improper equipment and a lack of professional training, Nanci Grenier Boutet endured four years of splashes and bruises before she could reliably stand up on her surfboard. Nanci founded Aquaholics to save others from a similarly waterlogged fate, and it was not long before she began to make waves in Maine’s dedicated surfing community. Nestled in a space that once housed a church, her surf shop has earned local renown for its selection of quality wetsuits and beach gear available to rent or buy.

When Nanci and her staff aren’t outfitting wave riders with professional equipment, they take to the ocean themselves during year-round surf and paddleboard lessons. CPR-certified instructors coach boarders of all skill levels in private surf sessions or group classes capped at three students per instructor. Large parties can opt for abbreviated surf lessons with a less-structured approach that lends itself to mild mayhem. Alternatively, standup paddleboard lessons impart various techniques for mounting boards and steering clear of siren rap battles during guided tours of Maine’s waterways.

Customer Reviews

Tucker was such an awesome instructor. There were about 6 of us in our group, and he did a fantastic job of tailoring his instruction style and info to each of us, based upon our learning type and what we were each doing on our boards. For me, he clued in that I like technical, specific instruction, which is what he gave me, and low and behold I was surfing by the end, and I overheard his instruction to another student who just need confidence before getting really technical, so he adapted his style to her accordingly. Tucker was a great instructor with the perfect balance between being approachable, knowledgable, and able to explain things in a way that were easy to understand to the budding surfer. He also seemed genuinely excited for us when we would get up on our boards. I had an awesome time and I would love to come back again! Thanks, Tucker and Aquaholics!
Laura M. · August 20, 2012
Such a fun day!
MaryJo S. · July 11, 2012
What a wonderful experience. I always wanted to try surfing and the lesson made it easy for me to do that, now I want to try surf camp! Eric was a great instructor, very encouraging!
Lucy L. · July 11, 2012

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