How to Properly Size and Fit a Life Jacket

A common issue we find in the water sports industry is that people don’t know how their life jacket should fit. We often see people reaching for vests that are too big because they feel more comfortable on dry land. But once your vest gets wet, it will stretch a little bit. So here are some big key points for how to properly size and fit a life jacket.

CGA vs. NCGA: What’s the difference?

The most common vest you’ll see out on the water is probably a Coast Guard Approved vest. The law requires you to have them in your boat. Children are required to wear them up to a certain age. (make sure to check the rules in the state that you’re boating.) The state of Maine requires children 10 and under to wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved life jackets or life vests at all times while on a boat. Although adults are not required to wear life jackets while in and around a boat, everyone is required to wear them when performing water sport activities behind the boat. The life jackets you wear behind a boat can be either a CGA or NCGA vest. CGA vests consist of more foam and multiple buckles. It’s a bulkier vest in general.  They offer greater floatation. Maine state regulations require that there is a CGA life jacket on board for every person on the boat. 

The Connelly Men's Classic CGA Vest zips up the front and has two buckles for a more secure fit. This vest is constructed with their extremely popular "V" back flex panel design that provides superior flexibility and adjusts to a wide range of body types. The front and back segmented sections deliver a vest that maximizes flexibility and comfort.

Connelly Men’s Classic CGA Vest

Flexible and lightweight, the Women’s Spark Flex V-Back gives you all of the safety, comfort and performance you could ask for from CGA life jacket. With multiple hinges and the V-Back stretch panel, this vest provides unsurpassed mobility

O’Brien Women’s Flex V-Back Neo Vest

NCGA Vests, or as we like to call them “competition vests” are a thinner, lighter weight life vest. Their focus centers around performance. They offer your greater range of motion in your arms and shoulders. Comp Vests are not considered life jackets because they do not offer you the same floatation as a CGA vest. They are perfectly legal to wear while waterskiing, wakeboarding, tubing, or wakesurfing.

The O'Neill Competition Vest lineup defies convention and sets a new industry standard for performance driven technology. The lightest vests in the water just got lighter, stronger and dry faster than ever.

O’Neill Slasher Comp Full Zip Vest

Flexible and lightweight, the Women’s Spark Flex V-Back gives you all of the safety, comfort and performance you could ask for from CGA life jacket. With multiple hinges and the V-Back stretch panel, this vest provides unsurpassed mobility

O’Neill Women’s Slasher Vest

How should my Life Jacket fit?

Your CGA vest should feel snug against your body. Once you zipper it, synch the buckles down for a closer fit. CGA vests are going to cover a wider range of body shapes and sizes because the buckle is there to tighten up the vest when you need it.

Comp vests fit best when they fit like a wetsuit. You should have to work a little to get the zipper to zip. That means that you need to pull the two sides of the vest together in order to zip it.

Key Points:

CGA vests offer greater floatation, and you are required to have them on the boat with you. Kids under the age of 10 are required to wear CGA Vests at all times on the water. Comp vests are not coast guard approve but they do however offer maximum comfort and a greater range of motion. Whatever your preference for life jacket fit, we can help you find it at Sun Sports+.

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Do you have more questions about life jacket fits? Then come visit us at Sun Sports+! We can show you how to properly size and fit a life jacket. Our expert staff can get you rocking the right vest. Shop online or in store! Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram. Call us at 207-693-3867. Email us at Read our Blog!

The Power of a Wetsuit: Everything you need to know and more

The Power of a Wetsuit:

Wetsuits extend your water sport season. They work because they trap a layer of water against your skin. Your natural body heat warms up that layer and then insulates you against the cold water outside of the wetsuit. Consider these different elements before you purchase a wetsuit. There are different thicknesses, styles, lengths, and more. The power of a wetsuit is such that it can extend your season by an entire month or two. But don’t let all these different elements intimidate you. So, let’s delve into it.

How does a wetsuit work?

A wetsuit is a neoprene suit made for warmth, insulation, and protection during water sports. Furthermore, wetsuits trap a thin layer of water between your body and the suit. This layer of water is warmed by your natural body heat. This prevents you from losing too much heat while in the water. Wetsuits are not meant to keep you entirely dry. Neoprene is made of small closed cells that are filled with air which provide insulation against cold water by trapping heat in. The thicker the suit’s neoprene, the warmer the suit will be because it has more heat-trapping insulation.

If the temperatures are cold enough to make your fingers and toes go numb, think about using bootsgloves and hoods too.

How Should my wetsuit fit?

A wetsuit should fit like a second skin. This means that it is tight and snug. Most people are uncomfortable the first time they try on a wetsuit because they are not used to it and the suit is stiff on dry land. Once you get into the water, it will expand a little and feel more comfortable.  If your wetsuit does not fit properly it will not be able to keep you warm or allow you the mobility you need for your sport.

After you have your wetsuit on and zipped, there shouldn’t be any excess room in the areas around your torso, crotch, shoulders, arm pits, or knees. Look for ripples in the neoprene. If you can grab the fabric in your hands and pull it away from your body, it is probably too large. Try lifting your hands over your head and stretch out your shoulders. This should feel slightly restricting, but you should still have a full range of motion. You should be able to squat down and move about easily, while only feeling the pressure of the suit. The power of a wetsuit is dependent upon how well it fits. If you get the perfect fit, you’ll have no trouble getting into the lake in April or October.

What kind of wetsuit should I get?

We sell full wetsuits, shorties, wetsuit tops, shorts, hoods, and booties at Sun Sports+.  The water is colder in the spring than in the fall. Now is the time that you will benefit most from a full-length wetsuit. We sell O’Neill Reactor wetsuit, the Epic, the Bahia, and the new Ninja. The reactor is a 3/2mm suit. The Epic and the Ninja are 4/3mm wetsuits. The Bahia is a Women’s specific wetsuit and is a 3/2mm. (Ask our store manager all about the Bahia – she’s a huge fan!)

The Reactor Wetsuit

The first suit you should look at is the Reactor wetsuit. It’s a great all-around suit. Featuring a back zipper with easy access to make getting the suit on and off easier. The reactor is a perfect combination of stretch and durability. Fresh colors and graphics with style that’s built to last. Keep your skin safe from UV exposure and it’ll keep you warm both in and out of the water. The reactor is designed to be the perfect fit, just like a glove for a great price point.

the reactor wetsuit is a great choice as a first time wetsuit. Affordable price and an all weather kind of suit.

The O’Neill Reactor Wetsuit

The Epic Wetsuit

The second suit you should look at is the Epic. It takes the reactor one step further. It including 100% UltraFlex Neoprene, double seal neck closure, LSD (lumbar seamless design) and re-engineered covert blackout zip. Clean graphics and sharp style lines make the Epic the best value in the industry.

The Epic wetsuit is a 4/3mm wetsuit with a back zip entry. It's a great insulator against cold water temperatures for an affordable price.

The O’Neill Epic Wetsuit

The Ninja Wetsuit

The third suit you should look at is the Ninja. New for us at Sun Sports+, it’s basically a dry suit that zips in the front, so that you don’t need a buddy to help you get into it. Internal ultraflex taped seams throughout most of the suit for better seal. Chest zip wetsuits are entered through a zippered cutout around the neck and you drop down into the suit through the neckline before pulling the neck cut over your head and zipping closed at the chest.

Chest zips are the trickier of the two types to both enter and exit. The chest zip is superior at keeping water from penetrating the suit through the seams and the neckline. The chest zip may also be a more comfortable fit once on with a snug neck that is less likely to cause rashes and the zipperless back yields a greater level of flexibility.

The ninja wetsuit features a front zipper for easy user friendly entry and thick neoprene that will keep you warm in any weather conditions.

O’Neill Ninja Wetsuit

Extend your summer with Sun Sports

Whatever you need to keep the summer rolling and the sun shining, you’ll find it at Sun Sports. The power of a wetsuit fights off any cold water in Maine. Got questions about wetsuits? Call us at 207-603-3867. Email us at Read our blog! Like us on Facebook and follow us on instagram! Visit us in the shop 7 days a week. We are here to help you make this summer the best summer ever.


Everything you need to know about tubes

Summer is here.

Here’s everything you need to know.

It’s time to get out on the lake! You’ve got your kids and all their friends and they all want to tube! But there’s so many different styles and colors. How do you possibly decide what tube to get? That’s where we come in. Here is everything you need to know about tubes.

When selecting a tube, the first question to ask is do you want to sit on it or lay on it. We differentiate these tubes by the distinction of “couch style” and “deck style”. Couch style tubes are great for young kids. We find at Sun Sports+ that young kids feel safer in a couch style tube because they are more secure in the tube. You’re less likely to slide off a couch tube. However, that’s the advantage of deck style tubes. They can feel more exciting to ride on because you have the prospect of flying off of it after hitting a wave.

The Baller 2 is our best selling couch style tube at Sun Sports. It features a high back rest, plenty of handles, and soft top technology.

O’Brien Baller 2 Tube

The Super Screamer is the best selling deck style tube at Sun Sports. 70 inches in diameter means there's more than enough room for two people. It features extra neoprene padding under your knees, your elbows, and your knuckles to help minimize tube rash.

O’Brien Super Screamer

Once you decide whether you want to sit on a tube or lay on it, the next question you need to ask yourself is how many people do you want to fit on a tube? We sell 1 person, 2 person, 3 person, and 4 person tubes at Sun Sports+. We sell them in both couch styles and deck styles options.

What are the advantages and disadvantages to larger tubes?

3 and 4 person tubes allow you to fit more people on them for more fun. If you’ve got a larger crew of people, then you can tube with more of them at a time. 3 and 4 person tubes are heavier – just be sure to keep that in mind. If you’ve got a place to store them, great! Go for it. But if storage is an issue at your summer abode, then a 2 person tube might be the way to go. Not sure what to choose? Visit us at Sun Sports+! We are here to help advice you on the best tube for you and your family. Our staff is extremely knowledgeable and can share with you everything you need to know about tubes.

Once you’ve found the perfect tube:

Be sure to get the right size rope for the job! 1-2 person tube ropes are a thinner rope. Don’t be fooled though! They are strong enough to handle 2 thousand pounds of pressure. That’s plenty of strength to pull 2 adult riders on a tube. 3-4 person tubes need a thicker rope. One that will handle 4 thousand pounds of pressure.

Everything you need to know about Tubes: all the tips you need

First, be sure not to leave your tube in the water or the sun when you’re not using it. The sun is the biggest threat to tubes. The sun breaks down the materials in the tube faster. As long as you store your tube somewhere cool and dry when it’s not in use, it should last for many rides.

Second, when you’re inflating your tube, inflate the smaller chambers first. This is especially helpful when you have a larger couch style tube, or one with dividers between the riders. They will be less likely to twist on you upon inflation. It’ll also be easier to find the valves this way.

Third, one of the most common questions we get asked at the shop is, “is this tube safe?”. Tubing is as safe, as exciting, as fun, or as dangerous, as the driver can make it. Make sure when you’re driving to pay attention to the riders. Have your spotter let you know when the laughter and smiles turn to worry and concern. If you’re an attentive tube driver, your tubers will have fun time after time.

We are here to help.

And that’s the gist of it! That’s everything you need to know about tubes. Call us with Questions at 207-693-3867. Visit our website to see more tubes! Email us with questions at Read more of our blog! Visit us in the shop 7 days a week! Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram.

Your New Favorite “Spinny, Flippy, Twisty” Wakeboard

The Wake Wizard is BACK with this week’s pick of the week! This week features the Hyperlite Rusty Pro Wakeboard. Offered in three sizes, this board comes ready to rip. It’s geared for intermediate to advanced riders who like to launch themselves off the water. Hyperlite’s Rusty Malinoski himself is famous for his big airs and double ups. With his signature board, you’ll get a view of the curvature of the earth before you come back down on the wake. This board has all the elements to become your new favorite wakeboard. 

Hyperlite Rusty Pro Wakeboard 2022

Hyperlite Team Rider Rusty Malinoski

What’s so great about the Rusty Pro?

The tendency in the industry is to ride bigger wakeboards. And so Size matters according to Rusty Malinoski. His new Rusty Pro wakeboard shape provides the surface area for massive airs but still he describes the board as lighter than anything he’s ever ridden. That’s in part to Hyperlite’s patented Biolite 3 Core. This core material is the gold standard in the industry and used throughout our line. Biolite 3 is Hyperlite’s lightest and most durable formula to date.

With more length comes a wider overall profile, creating a more poppy feel, “Light & poppy & snappy” says Rusty. As with previous shapes from Aaron Stumpf for Rusty, this board will take you swiftly to the wake holding edge all the way. New for Rusty is a set of shorter .7” SS Beam Fins, which when desired will allow you to break free or save landings when you’re a tad off the mark. Don’t wait on this wakeboard. It is destined to be your new favorite wakeboard. Get yours here

2022 Hyperlite Rusty Pro Wakeboard | Waterskiers World Australia

Rusty Malinoski on his Signature Series “Rusty Pro”

Don’t just take our word for it. Check out what the Wizard has to say about this wakeboard on his YouTube Channel! Visit our Website! Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Instagram. Shop online or in store. We are open 7 days a week through Labor Day Weekend! As always, you can call us at (207) 693-3867. Or you can email us at Or, stop by the shop and see us in person. 

Black Magic Kneeboard: Fun for the whole family!

Picture this: it’s summer time and you’re out in the boat with the kids. The sun is shining, the water is warm, and you all are just floating out by the sand bar. Now, everyone is a little tubed out, and the kids are ready for something a little more technical. You could always ski. Waterskiing is a classic sport, as old as time itself. But the skis can be difficult to handle in the water when you’re a young kiddo. And just like that, you realize exactly what you need. You kneed a Kneeboard! Kneeboarding is easy fun for the whole family and a great way to get beginner riders out on the water.

The O’Brien Black Magic is the perfect choice for a first time kneeboard. With plentiful padding beneath your knees, you’ll sit upright and comfortable while carving it up on the water. Why is the Black Magic so great, you say? Well that’s what we are here to tell you all about.

O'Brien Black Magic Kneeboard | O'Brien Watersports



The Black Magic features a retractable fin system that you can engage or disengage mid ride. Simply twist a button on the front of the board and BOOM, you’ve got traction for carving. Want to try and spin the board? Simply twist the button and pull upwards on it and the fins go away. No need to worry about feeling slippery out on the water. With small, moulded fins in the bottom of the board, you’ve got just the enough grip to bite the water after your 360 spins so you can carve back into place.

O'Brien Black Magic Kneeboard - Marine General - KneeboardTired of riding and want to rest your hands? Simply hook the handle into the front of the board and let go! This moulded tow assist is a game changer in the water sports industry. It enables the driver to tow the board instead of the rider which is super beneficial for novice water athletes just looking to dip their toes into something new this summer.

O'brien Black Magic Kneeboard | 2022 | Pre-Order — Marine Products

The size of the Black Magic means adults and kids can ride it with ease. The smooth bottom contour makes it super stable and extremely comfortable. The 3-inch padded strap provides a secure fit. All and all, the Black Magic is a user friendly kneeboard that will have anyone out and cruising day after day. 


Don’t Just Take My Word For it

The Wake Wizard is the expert here. The Wizard’s Pick of this week is the O’Brien Black Magic! Check him out here. Got questions? Don’t hesitate to call! The store is open 7 days a week throughout the summer. Our expert staff is here to help guide you along the process of choosing the ideal product that’s geared for you. We’ve got the toys in stock you’re looking for that’s fun for the whole family.

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Bring Summer Home for the Holidays!

The Holidays are approaching and FAST. I for one am very behind on my Christmas shopping. So, if you’re in the same boat, pun intended, I’m here to support you. Here is a list of your must haves for the water sports fanatic in your family. Just stick around and read this blog and you’ll learn everything you need to know to bring Summer Home for the Holidays!

Holiday Gift Guide:

1. Hyperlite Broadcast

Jump into the wakesurf lifestyle with the Broadcast. It’s a true a must-have on any wake surf boat. If you’re new to the sport, or you want a board that you can put absolutely any rider on, you don’t need to look any further! This shape provides great performance for any ability level. With a  Dual Concave Base and new rocker line, the Broadcast provides a fast and responsive ride. It allows advanced riders to air out and generate speed for rotational tricks while beginner and intermediate riders can maintain the momentum and stay in the sweet spot of the curl. The Broadcast has an uncanny ability to channel water beneath it enabling the rider to feel stable and confident while they cruise around.

2. O’Brien Vortex

The Vortex Combos are the classic “Bid Daddy” wide-body skis. Designed for super easy deep-water starts and big, carving turns, at minimal effort. The extra surface area reduces drag and provides a huge amount of lift to get bigger skiers up on plane with ease. They are a commodity for any boat owner and perfect to keep in your boat to teach first time waterskiing adults. At 65.5″ in length, they fit a binding size of a Men’s 4.5 – 13. It also has a back binding on one of the skis which enables the user to slalom.

3. Bogg Bags

There’s still a small selection of Bogg’s available at Sun Sports+! These bags do not stay in stock long. They truly are the best beach and boating bag on the market today. Made of thick rubber, they stand upright and steadfast, holding all of your necessities in one place. You can pack them full of towels, snacks, an extra layer, and drinks and relax knowing all of your belongings are in one place. Bogg Bags come in great bright colors too. Just trust us and get one before they are gone!

4. Connelly Cruzer ST

This tube was a must have this past summer. It’s back for 2022 with a new bright design and is ready to rip next summer. It’s super thick and durable for the tubers in your family. We classify it as a “deck style” tube because you lay flat across the surface of the tube. The Cruzer ST is covered in “soft top” technology which means the surface of the tube is covered in an extra layer of neoprene. This helps prevent tube rash that can occur on elbows and knees.

5. O’Brien RIO iSUP

Inflatable SUPs are the name-of-the-game now a days. It’s surprising to most people that you can have an inflatable product capable of holding a heavy person up right and steady. But believe it. The RIO is made with drop-stitching technology. In short, it’s stiff, durable, and steady underfoot. At 11′ in length, this board will support over 300lbs. It’s sold as a package meaning for the low price of $579.99, you get the board, the paddle, the pump, a carrying case, and a repair kit.


Bring Summer Home for the Holidays

Fill your Holidays with laughter, fun, and food. Don’t let the stress of Holiday shopping get to you. We ship all our orders within two business days. Got any questions about water sports products? Not sure what the best choice is for the water sports fanatic in your family? Give us a call at (207) 693 3867. Email us at We are here to help you in whatever capacity we can. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook and Follow us on Instagram! Keep reading our Blog. Shop online at Sun Sports+ !

Talk soon.

New H.O. & Hyperlite: Shop Online at Sun Sports+!

HO Skis and Hyperlite Wakeboards have arrived at Sun Sports+ ! We received new for summer 2022 inventory this afternoon and you can shop online at Sun Sports+! There are new wakeboards, waterskis, tubes, ropes and more available now for you all. The Wake Wizard spent the day unpacking, tagging, and receiving it all so that I could list it online for your viewing. Having new products arrive at the shop especially in the off season is exciting for us because it reminds us that summer is always right around the corner. So think warm thoughts and shop online at Sun Sports+!


Are you new to wakesurfing? Well, we’ve got the board for you. Check out the Hyperlite Speedster. New for summer 2022, this board features a layered glass construction for durability and consistency during every ride. The Speedster is compression molded – meaning it is made similarly to how you might make a wakeboard. This type of construction makes it super durable without being super expensive. And with new fiery graphics for 2022, this board is ready to rip!

Hyperlite's Speedster is the perfect first wakesurf board for any family.

Combo Skis

One product that was especially difficult to get and keep in stock last summer was combo skis. Combo skis are a classic stable in the water sports industry. For any new boat owners, one of the first pieces of equipment you should purchase is a set of combos. They come ready to ride either as a set or a single slalom ski. Kid’s skis have an optional bar you can use to connect the two of them together. Shop online and get yours now before they are gone! New for summer 2022 are the Hot Shot Trainers. These are the perfect addition to your water sports’ quiver. They will have your young grom up and cruising around the lake in no time!

The HO HOT shot trainers are the perfect tool to get young skiers out on water.


Towable Tubes

The easiest way to have fun out on the water is on a towable tube. We carry a wide variety of towables. We like to refer to them as Deck styles or Couch styles. Deck style tubes require the rider to lay on his or her belly and hang on. Couch tubes are such that you sit on them or kneel on them. (they often are reversible). HO has stocked us with their ever popular 3G. This tube is what we call a “couch style”. This means that you ride it by sitting upright with your legs extended while you rest against a back rest. Also, flip the tube around and kneel on the neoprene pads while towing the tube from the opposite side…either way works great! Shop online at Sun Sports+!

The HO 3G is multifunctional and can be towed from either direction. Ride it like a chariot or sit on it like a couch.


Don’t wait until summer 2022 to get your lake toys! Inventory will not last. If you need anything you can always call us at (207) 693-3867. Email us at! Follow us on instagram and like us on Facebook. Read our Blog! You can shop online at Sun Sports+ all winter long! We are here to help with whatever questions or concerns you have. Talk soon!

No tricks, just treats! What’s New at Sun Sports+

The season is getting spookier as Halloween approaches!! I see plenty of candy in your immediate future. Don’t worry, I’ve eaten my fair share recently. But what about some Water Sports Sweets?? This post is just an update about what’s currently going on at Sun Sports+. The Wake Wizard has his hand full receiving inventory as we speak. 2022 Radar and Ronix are due in tomorrow. (fingers crossed!!) HO and Hyperlite are due in next week! We are working hard to keep our website updated so that you can see first hand all the new products before the summer even begins! Our best advice is to think ahead and get your water sports equipment while inventory lasts. Like pretty much every other industry out there, waterski, wakeboard, and wakesurf inventory will be difficult to keep in stock. That’s no tricks, just treats for you!

What’s New for 2022

There are a few products arriving that we are exceptionally excited about. Ronix has some great graphics this year on all their products. One wakeboard in particular that we can’t wait to get our hands on is the new District. For the past two years, the District featured a black and green top sheet. For 2022, they went with a marine blue / black graphic. Without a doubt, the District is a shop favorite.

The District has a versatile design shape allows the board to adapt to a rider’s riding style. With fast, predictable takeoffs, explosive wake-to-wake jumps, this is a board that truly covers the spectrum. Riders that approach the wake flat into the wake will notice a strong, explosive 3-stage lift. If you approach the wake while on rail you will notice a smooth, blended rocker line with an uninterrupted fast take-off and landing. And with a striking bottom graphic, you’ll be distinct and recognizable once you’re airborne.


2022 District Wakeboard with marine blue and black graphics



Fits Like a Glove

New for Radar 2022 is the Hydro K Glove. Every slalom skier knows that gloves make all the difference. And so having the perfect pair that fits great, performs well, and looks cool is crucial. With the simplicity of a power-pull strap, this glove is a real real winner. It is also an industry first laser cut backhand, meaning it brings fit and function to an all-time high. Pre-curved fingers allow the glove to conform comfortably to your fingers. The bottom line is that this product will take the stress off your forearms during sets allowing you to ski harder, faster, longer.

I’m a slalom skier myself and have worn Radar’s glvoes for years. Radar sows their gloves inside-out, meaning there’s no seam at the tips of your fingers. This prevents blisters. It sounds simple, but it makes a huge difference. This glove is great for anyone that wants simplicity and performance in their waterski glove but doesn’t want to break the bank.


2022 hydro k waterski glove



I hope you all enjoy your Hallo-weekend! May it be filled with chocolate and laughs. No tricks, just treats here. As always, if you have any questions about summer 2022, feel free to reach out! You can email us at Call us at (207) 693-3867. Follow us on Instagram and like us on Facebook! And don’t forget to stay in touch with our Blog. I’ll talk to you all next week in our next installment of the Wake Wizard’s Blog.

New for Summer 2022: Sun Sports+ has inventory!

Wow, it’s been a while since we’ve seen you all! The summer is such a crazy time for us here at Sun Sports+. Don’t get get us wrong, we love the warm weather, the sunsets, and life on the lake. But the winter is nice for us too because we can relax a little! I’ve said it before in blog posts; I love winter skiing and snowboarding so I am looking forward to getting back on the slopes. But, I know I am also excited to continue writing more blog posts for you all and keeping in touch via Social Media! We have some great products coming in to the shop every week and we want to inform you of them! Whereas other businesses are struggling with their inventory, we’ve taken steps to ensure that we will have great products, new for summer 2022, for you all come spring time.

If you’ve watched the news at all recently, you’ll know that inventory is hard to come by. The issue spreads across industries. Everything from Halloween costumes, to Christmas presents, to water-sports equipment! It’s a game that will continue for months to come, but we are combating it as best we can! Just before closing, we took in a huge O’Brien order of Kneeboards. There is a shortage on Plastic, so kneeboards will be a difficult product to find new for summer 2022.

The Best Kneeboards for 2022 (more…)

Maine’s #1 Wake and Ski Academy

Summer is in full swing and we are ready to kick off the weekend with our popular Ski School Program! Join us for the Sun Sports+ Experience and enjoy either an hour, two hours, a half day, or a full day of wake-boarding, wake-surfing, waterskiing, or tubing out on the water at Maine’s #1 Wake and Ski Academy. All lesson prices include the boat, the gas, the driver, and the equipment. The only thing we do not provide is a spotter, so bring a buddy or a family member with you to share the fun!

Our young skier friend Maddie learns how to waterski for the first time while her mom cheers in the background.

Want to Know More?

We book by the hour. That hour is yours to spend however you’d like! Start off with some water-skiing, then maybe switch to wake-surfing! Then, end your reservation with some tubing fun. Our instructors are great and are there to offer the tips you want as well as the instruction you need. This year, we have four drivers joining the Team! Back for another year of fun in the sun on the water are Tommy Cogswell and Zeke Tocci! Tommy is a natural coach and divides his time between the water and the ski slopes! Zeke is a ball of fun with a smile that just makes you want to lighten up and have a ball.

Surf Nights

Also back for another summer is our popular Surf Night Program! You provide the desire and enthusiasm, we provide the rest – the boat, equipment, fuel, driver and instruction. All for just $25 per person. This year, surf night will run from 6pm-8pm on Thursday nights. Come out and either demo a new board, attempt a new trick, or just have some fun. Tommy will be our driver again this summer. He is experienced, patient, and a overwhelmingly friendly boat driver and instructor. Surf Night is also a great way to meet other surfers!

To make a reservation at Maine’s #1 Wake and Ski Academy, head to Got more questions? Find answers to frequently asked questions HERE! Still have questions? Call us at (207) 693-3867 or send us an email at As always, follow us on Instagram and Like us on Facebook and get your fix of water sports content. We are here to help you have the best summer yet. See you out on the water!