Although stand up paddleboarding (or SUP) is relatively new to the mainstream watersports world, it is by no means a passing trend. Not only does it allow you to see some of the most secluded coastlines and wildlife, but paddleboarding is also an incredible core workout that will get you in shape in no time. With paddleboard rentals available all over the Bay Area, all you need to bring on your next adventure is sunscreen and a swimsuit (just in case you fall in).
The (usually) calm water in Richardson Bay makes it the perfect place for beginners to learn how to paddleboard. Either bring your own board or rent one at Sea Trek Kayak and SUP. If you don’t quite have the hang of things, take a few of Sea Trek’s classes that are offered on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
Sea Trek Kayak and SUP, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA, USA, +1 415 332 8494
The Shoreline Lake boathouse offers paddleboarding lessons as well as SUP yoga classes that encourage you to go with the flow. After working up an appetite while paddleboarding, refuel with a delicious breakfast, brunch, or lunch at the boathouse’s American Bistro.
Shoreline Lake, 3160 North Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA, USA, +1 650 965 7474
Located just one mile from Pleasanton, Shadow Cliffs is a prime location for summer fun at the lake. After exploring the lake on your board, relax with a picnic on the beach.