Unlike chain mail, a wetsuit is buoyant and will not rust during an underwater jousting tournament. Suit up for aquatic excitement with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get a one-hour private surf lesson and wetsuit and board rental at Narragansett Surf & Skate (a $60 value). Though not included in the price of this Groupon, a beach pass ($5) is required for entrance to the beach for the lesson.
Beginning nearly four decades ago as a retail shop run out of a garage by legendary surfers Peter Pan and Dave Levy, Narragansett Surf & Skate now provides an endless summer with year-round surf lessons and equipment rentals. Boasting a 90 percent board-mastering success rate within the first hour, the shop's Eastern Surfing Association–certified instructors guide newbies through the surf process, regardless of age or size of dorsal fin. Hang ten on one of the shop's high-end surfboards while the undulating ocean invigorates muscles and relaxes the mind after a stressful day of eating alphabet cereal in iambic pentameter.
Although not included in today’s Groupon, Narragansett Surf & Skate offers instruction to groups of up to 100 in order to accommodate a U.S. Senatorial fieldtrip, and carries a plethora of top-brand skateboard and surf accouterments, including Levy Surf Designs, Hobie, and Body Glove, as well as standup paddleboards by Oxbow and Bic.
Narragansett Surf & Skate Shop
All year-round, the friendly staff members at Narragansett Surf & Skate Shop conduct private and group lessons in surfing and standup paddleboarding. And according to their guarantee, 90% of the shop's students enjoy success atop their boards within the first hour of those lessons. That stellar rate has made the family-owned shop one of New England's largest surf schools, and thrill seekers of all ages flock to it hoping to experience progress of their own. Beyond leading classes, they also offer gear, accessories, and top-of-the-line wetsuits, which guests can put to immediate use at the nearby Narragansett Town Beach or in the bathtub at home.