We try hard not to compete with our partners.

We do not offer classes for novice paddlers and we are not a retailer.

Boat, board or gear rental is typically NOT included as part of your course registration.

This helps us to keep our costs and thus the price of classes down and hopefully encourages you to purchase your own equipment.

If you are flying into the Bay Area or are unable to transport your boat or board for some other reason, please CONTACT us so that we can work something out for you.

For custom private classes it may be possible for your instructor to provide equipment. Please CONTACT us to arrange this.

Beginner lessons, boats, boards and gear are all available to rent or buy from these fine Bay Area retailers and outfitters:


101 Surf Sports


Locations in San Rafael and Redwood City.

SUP brands include:  Amundson, Jimmy Lewis, Naish, SIC, Starboard.


California Canoe & Kayak

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CCK offers a 20% discount on boat, board and gear rentals to River & Ocean students!

Retail locations in Oakland, San Carlos, Rancho Cordova and Coloma (seasonal).

Kayak brands include: Current Designs, Dagger, Epic, Jackson, P&H, Valley, Wilderness Systems.

SUP brands include: Amundson, BiC, C-4 Waterman, Hobie, Pau Hana, SIC, Starboard.


Clavey Paddlesports

Located in Petaluma.

Kayak brands include: Delta, Eddyline, Jackson.

SUP brands include: Boardworks, Surftech, Tahoe SUP


Headwaters Kayak


Located in Lodi.

Kayak brands include: Eddyline, Jackson, Stellar, Sterling.

SUP brands include: C-4 Waterman, Pau Hana.


Mike’s Paddle


Located in Alameda.

Board brands include: Boardworks, Boga, Bounce, Focus, Glide, Imagine, Jimmy Lewis, SIC.


Petaluma SUP


Located in Petaluma.

Board brands include: BiC, Boga, Riviera, SIC.




Stores that have a paddlesports department are located in Berkeley, San Carlos and San Francisco.

Kayak brands include: Delta, Perception

SUP brands include: Bark, BIC, Boardworks, Bote, Imagine.


Sea Trek Kayak & SUP Center

Located in Sausalito.

Kayak brands include: Jackson, Valley.

SUP brands include: NSP, Surftech.


Sunrise Mountain Sports


Located in Livermore.

Kayak brands include: Dagger, Eddyline, NDK (Sea Kayaking UK), P&H, Valley, Wilderness Systems.

SUP brands include: BiC, C-4 Waterman, Hobie.