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 shop local 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.
Rentals and introductory lessons for sit-on-top kayak, surfski and SUP. Click HERE for 101’s calendar.
Kayak brands include: Ocean Kayak, Epic Surfskis.
SUP brands include: Amundson, BARK, Jimmy Lewis, Naish, SIC, Starboard, SurfTech.
California Canoe & Kayak
Retail locations in Oakland, Redwood City, Rancho Cordova and Coloma (seasonal).
Rentals, tours and introductory lessons for sea kayak, whitewater kayak, surfski & SUP. Click HERE for CCK’s calendar.
CCK offers a 20% discount on boat, board and gear rentals to River & Ocean students!
Kayak brands include: Current Designs, Dagger, Epic Surfskis & Kayaks, Jackson, P&H, Valley, Wilderness Systems.
SUP brands include: Amundson, BiC, C-4 Waterman, Hobie, Pau Hana, SIC, Starboard.
Located in Petaluma.
Rentals, tours and introductory lessons for touring kayak and SUP. Click HERE for Clavey’s calendar.
Kayak brands include: Delta, Eddyline, Old Town.
SUP brands include: Boardworks, Surftech, Tahoe SUP, Bru Surf
Located in Lodi.
Rentals, tours and introductory lessons for kayak, canoe & SUP. Click HERE for the Headwaters calendar.
Kayak brands include: Eddyline, Jackson, Stellar, Sterling.
SUP brands include: C-4 Waterman, Pau Hana.
Located in Alameda.
Rentals, tours and introductory lessons in SUP. Click HERE for Mike’s Paddle classes.
Board brands include: Boardworks, Boga, Bounce, Focus, Glide, Imagine, Jimmy Lewis, SIC.
Located in Petaluma.
Rentals, tours and introductory lessons in SUP. Click HERE for details.
Board brands include: BiC, Boga, BruSurf, Riviera, SIC.
Stores that have a paddlesports department are located in Berkeley, San Carlos and San Francisco.
Tours and introductory lessons in kayak and SUP. Click HERE for the REI Bay Area paddlesports calendar.
Kayak brands include: Delta, Perception
SUP brands include: Bark, BIC, Boardworks, Bote, Imagine.
Sea Trek Kayak & SUP Center
Located in Sausalito.
Rentals, tours and introductory lessons in kayak, SUP & surfski. Click HERE for Sea Trek’s calendar.
Kayak brands include: Jackson, Valley, Epic Surfskis.
SUP brands include: BIC, NSP, Surftech.