BOARDSPORTS CALIFORNIA AWARDS & ACCOLADES:
BOARDSPORTS VOTED “BEST SURF SHOP” BY BAY AREA A LIST, ABC CHANNEL 7, MARCH 2017
BOARDSPORTS VOTED “BEST SURF SHOP” BY BAY AREA A LIST, ABC CHANNEL 7, MARCH 2015
BOARDSPORTS VOTED “BEST SURF SHOP” BY BAY AREA A LIST, ABC CHANNEL 7, MARCH 2014
BOARDSPORTS VOTED “BEST SURF SHOP” BY BAY AREA A LIST, ABC CHANNEL 7, MARCH 2013
BOARDSPORTS VOTED “BEST SURF SHOP” BY BAY AREA A LIST, ABC CHANNEL 7, APRIL 2012
BOARDSPORTS VOTED “BEST OF THE BAY” BY THE SF CHRONICLE, APRIL 2011
BOARDSPORTS VOTED “BEST OF THE BAY” BY THE SF CHRONICLE, JUNE 2010
BOARDSPORTS VOTED “BEST OF THE BAY” BY THE SF BAY GUARDIAN, July 2009
SF CHRONICLE VOTED BEST OF THE BAY Best Surf Shop Award for 2009. JUNE 2009
“GET YOUR FEET WET WITH BOARDSPORTS”, WEEKEND SHERPA, 2008
“EAST BAY MOST ADVENTUROUS OFFERINGS”, DIABLO MAGAZINE, 2007
“BEST SCHOOL”, WINDSURFING MAGAZINE, 2006
“BEST OF THE BAY”, SAN FRANCISCO BAY GUARDIAN, 2005
“BEST OF THE BAY”, SAN FRANCISCO MAGAZINE, 2004
Boardsports California In The News:
San Jose Mercury News
National Geographic Traveler
Outside Go Magazine
San Francisco Bay Guardian
San Francisco Magazine
Tips from Voters
fun, quality instruction, and a sense of community. windsurfers and kiters share in the fun; there’s respect, loyalty and community. Jane and Rebecca set the stage for a cohesive environment, fun experience and a Love for life!
Hands down the best team to learn kitesurfing from in the Bay Area!
I come from out of town and I can rent all of my gear and wetsuit etc. and just go out and play! I rent in the package- buy four rentals and get the fifth free.
Everyone is so nice! Feels more like a school or community than a store and makes everyone feel welcomed as they get into water sports.
Great service and knowledge of their products, competitive prices, friendly and helpful. My first go to for all my kiteboarding needs, from equipment to lessons.
Rebecca, Jane and Kipps are knowledgeable about all aspects of the sport because they do them all at expert level. They provide personalized service, great prices and the most welcoming shop atmosphere anywhere. Coyote Point and windsurfing in the Bay Area are greatly enhanced by their presence. We all appreciate them!
Great equipment, great instructors, beautiful and easy into the water locations! The BEST,
Love this shop, they have it all!
Awesome community and so welcoming to newcomers!!
Amazing customer service, always down to help out. Supported many random last minute requests that made the difference between having the right set up for my kite trips or not
Wonderful instructors, friendly staff and all around great local business.
Super helpful finding the right gear at a reasonable price. Great on water support when needed.
Wonderful wind, even more wonderful people!
Great instructors and great sales on selection on water sports gears
Best team of wonderful talented individuals.
Awesome knowledgeable folks who have a great shop. Support local business!
Helpful and friendly staff.
The friendliest shop service!
“Learning how to paddle board was easier than I thought. You guys have a great beach location and it was easy to learn in the flat water. My instructor was calm and also a lot of fun!”
Elizabeth, stand up paddle student
“I was very happy [with the beginner windsurfing class]. This was a very effective lesson – very detailed, good communication, very deliberate. I was impressed.”
Jill, windsurfing student
“Your instruction was great. You had an awesome balance of great attitude with an ability to push me to move beyond my comfort zone while encouraging me to feel safe and comfortable. I will be recommending Boardsports.”
Jonathan, kitesurfing student
“The new kite was great and made water re-launching so easy. I also liked the safety of the long sandy beach.”
Francisco, kitesurfing student
“What I liked best was my instructor’s patience and encouragement that helped build my confidence.”
Barbara, kitesurfing student
“My windsurfing lesson was fantastic. What I loved was that I exceeded my expectations! All of the instructors helped provide direct suggestions for improvement on the water. Thank you!”
Michael, windsurfing student
“My instructors were top-notch. My sessions were controlled and fun. I will be recommending this lesson to my friends.”
David, kitesurfing student
“My instructor took every opportunity to point out concepts and helpful advice. Everything was covered in the right order and explained very well. Thank you!”
Mike, kitesurfing student
“My instructor knew exactly how to have the techniques make sense. They were very supportive and encouraging—what a nice, easy style.”
Al, windsurf student
“I can’t believe how much I improved by day 2. I really appreciated all of the assistants that came to assist and provide support. The instruction was clear, concise, and encouraging.”
Sherise, windsurf student
“It was great having a lot of instructors on the water. They were great at just making one suggestion at a time so I could improve in increments”
Newton, windsurf student
“I can windsurf after 2 lessons. It was awesome!”
David, windsurf student
My instructor made me feel very comfortable. I actually almost changed my mind about windsurfing and I am so glad I decided to take this lesson!”
Cindy, windsurf student