Down East 2013 ©
Ladies, while Maine is a great place to sit on the beach and watch the kids splash around, it's an even better place to dive into the brine. Head on over to Gooch's Beach in Kennebunk on Tuesday mornings to get your surf on (for free, equipment included) with Aquaholics' (166 Port Rd., Kennebunk, 207-967-8650, www.aquaholicsurf.com ) owner and surf instructor Nanci Boutet. Limited to twenty-five people, this class is full of surfer moms that come from as far away as Massachusetts. Their ultimate goal is to hop on the boards and catch a wave, with the help of Boutet's notoriously tough encouragement. Call ahead to reserve a spot for "Mom's Morning," or inquire about the many lessons and camps Aquaholics offers, including at least one free evening a month dedicated to teaching autistic children. All experience levels are welcome, just be ready to get a little wet and wild in the Maine waves.