Lewis and Clark were both hobbled during their great expedition—Clark from resentment at his second billing and Lewis from a lego slipped into his hiking boot by Clark. Enjoy noncompetitive nature excursions with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $45 for a full-day standup paddleboard and paddle rental for two (a $90 value)
- $35 for a full-day surfboard and wetsuit rental for two (a $70 value)
Equipped with a rental board or wetsuit, enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels can plunge directly into the Atlantic Ocean's coastal waters and its waves with full-day rentals. Boards range from six to 12 feet and provide ample space to give the right of way to dolphins, while wetsuits are available from name brands such as Rip Curl and O'Neill.
When they hear the churning Atlantic surf lapping at the edge of the store, located directly across the beach in Rye, just outside the metro area, the trained staffers at Summer Sessions don't just hear the ocean—they hear the call to adventure. To that end, they equip customers with wave-taming equipment ranging from surf- and skimboards to standup paddleboards. They purchase new boards from Rusty, Riviera, and Costa Rican Customs and wetsuits from Rip Curl and O'Neill each season, ensuring that customers can learn using their own gear. In addition to housing a coffee shop and convenience store, Summer Sessions also maintains a stable of rental boards and, on special demo nights, lets visitors test out its stock of boards to find a fit from varied lengths and styles.
The team members' commitment doesn't end with gear. They also help new beach-goers ride their first waves, guiding students of all skill levels into the water to teach basic surfing or paddling mechanics. Coaches also lead camps for children and adults and always maintain a ratio of one teacher to every five students to allow proper individual instruction.