Awards & Accolades Press Student Quotes

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

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BOARDSPORTS VOTED “BEST SURF SHOP” BY BAY AREA A LIST, ABC CHANNEL 7, MARCH 2013

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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

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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:

Publication

Article

Date

San Jose Mercury News

SUP Goes Trendy on SF Bay

8/2014

SF Gate

Ride the Wind at Alameda’s Crown Beach

8/2009

Weekend Sherpa

Ride The Wind

5/2008

Windsurfing Magazine

Shop Talk

4/2008

National Geographic Traveler

Wet and Wild Windsurfing

8/2007

Diablo Magazine

Get A Rush

6/2007

Outside Go Magazine

Go Uptown

7/2007

Windsurfing Magazine

Best Of

3/2006

Oxygen Magazine

Catch The Wind

8/2006

Oakland Tribune

Wind, Sun, Surf, Fun

7/2006

San Francisco Bay Guardian

Best Of

7/2005

San Francisco Magazine

Best Of

7/2004

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!

Birgitte Y. ⋅ February 25, 2017

Hands down the best team to learn kitesurfing from in the Bay Area!

Tibor M. ⋅ February 24, 2017

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.

Karen H. ⋅ February 23, 2017

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.

Guillaume D. ⋅ February 22, 2017

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.

Paymon M. ⋅ February 22, 2017

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!

Bill M. ⋅ February 22, 2017

Great equipment, great instructors, beautiful and easy into the water locations! The BEST,

susanalameda ⋅ February 22, 2017

Love this shop, they have it all!

Robin R. ⋅ February 22, 2017

Awesome community and so welcoming to newcomers!!

Allison C. ⋅ February 21, 2017

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

James D. ⋅ February 21, 2017 

Wonderful instructors, friendly staff and all around great local business.

Bonniesteier S. ⋅ February 21, 2017

Super helpful finding the right gear at a reasonable price. Great on water support when needed.

Steven R. ⋅ February 21, 2017

Wonderful wind, even more wonderful people!

Tony X. ⋅ February 21, 2017

Great instructors and great sales on selection on water sports gears

Randolph T. ⋅ February 21, 2017

Best team of wonderful talented individuals.

Gabi T. ⋅ February 21, 2017

Awesome knowledgeable folks who have a great shop. Support local business!

Steohanie N. ⋅ February 15, 2017

Helpful and friendly staff.

Michael H. ⋅ February 14, 2017

The friendliest shop service!

Chris C. ⋅ February 6, 2017

Great personal service. Great knowledge of the sport and the equipment. The BEST experience before, during, and after purchase.

Brian B. ⋅ February 4, 2017

Student Quotes:

“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