Stand Up Paddle Boarding is the hottest new craze taking over water sports. It’s ease of learning and great core workout attracts water enthusiasts of all types. SUP is part paddling, part balancing, part surfing. On flat inland water, you can cruise and glide while touring the local sites. On small swells, you can easily paddle into and ride the waves. You can also take your SUP board and put a windsurf sail on it – a multi-sport blast! Come rent a SUP board at one of our demo centers and try it out.
Boardsports School & Shop enjoys exclusive teaching rights at 2 of the best beach locations in the Bay Area – Crown Beach Alameda and Coyote Point Park in San Mateo. We have long sandy beaches, and shallow warm water. Learn at these two ideal beginner locations where you will come back to rent a SUP board on your own. We offer beach side rentals as well as full retail. We can outfit you with all of the gear including SUP board, paddle, leash, and SUP apparel.
Intro to SUP - Your First Glide
Their service is absolutely the best. I have taken their SUP, windsurf, and kiteboarding lessons. I trust their professional judgement and they have impeccable attention to detail. I am so glad they are my one stop shop for all boardsports needs!Mike W., Bay Area A List - Boardsports Voted "Best Surf Shop"
I emailed several shops but only this one understood what I was looking for. Rebecca helped me get a good fit on a women's windsurfing harness. She shipped it to me and followed up a week later just to check in on the fit. Her communication was incredibly fast and informative.Patty H. W. - Boardsports Online Shop Customer, Google Reviews
Kiteboarding is a tremendous amount of fun, and Crown Beach was the perfect place to learn. I was impressed by how Boardsports places a huge emphasis on safety and learning kiteboarding properly.Jim Lumis of Novato, Boardsports Kiteboarding Student, Alameda Magazine
We had an awesome time paddle boarding (a.k.a. SUP) for the first time! Our instructor gave a clear and concise explanation on how to SUP and good tips for all of us (most of which, were first time users). I would really recommend trying this place out, it has great rates, and Alameda is beautiful on a sunny day!Tiffany T. - Stand Up Paddle Clinic Student, Yelp Reviewer
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, Windsurfing Magazine, Voted "Best School"
Like most people, I looked online for prices and deals on kiteboarding equipment. I decided to buy my gear through Boardsports, and I'm so happy I did. They gave me great prices, a free rig and tuning session, and helped me launch my gear for the first time. The info I received was invaluable - thank you Boardsports!Tedd P., Kiteboarding Gear Customer, San Francisco Magazine, Boardsports Voted "Best of the Bay"
Great personal service. Great knowledge of the sport and the equipment. The BEST experience before, during, and after purchase.Brian B., Boardsports Customer, SF Bay Guardian, Boardsports Voted "Best of the Bay"
Boardsports' Crown Beach location offers gentle winds, mellow vibes, low traffic, warm(er) water, and a shallow, sandy take-off zone perfect for learning windsurfing launch and steering maneuvers.Brad, Weekend Sherpa