Saturday, June 17, 2017 @9am
Founder, Executive Director
Special Surfers is a non-profit organization (501c3) that provides the opportunity for special needs kids and young adults to surf. There is no cost to participants or their families, and all equipment and instruction is provided. Special Surfer events are held on the third Tuesday of each month in June, July, and August at Gooches Beach in Kennebunk, Maine. We have hundreds of special surfers and volunteers at each event providing a real sense of community and accomplishment for all.
Nanci Boutet , the owner of Aquaholics Surf Shop in Kennebunk, has organized these events for the past decade as a result of her friendship with Maureen Dow, a special education teacher, who works with children with autism and asked if she would take a few kids with autism spectrum disorder out for a surf class.