The short course fleet hits the starting line

With Blustery winds buffeting the bay we had to make some changes. Sometimes change is for the better. Better for the spectators that is with our updated course sending the paddlers past our spectators three times on their way around our inside course option. (Pictured Short Course Outrigger Canoes, Surfski's, Prones getting off the starting line)

One of the things that makes the San Rafael Canal so special is that you can make it work in almost any conditions. Even though winds were blowing 40+ mph hour across the Bay we still got over 50 racers around 2-mile and 6-mile courses with smiles on their faces. The winds however did make for an extra dose of challenge particularly the last leg to the finish line that saw paddlers heading straight into the oncoming force of a strong winter northerly.(Pictured below Barry Wicks powers the new Infinity 14' Blackfish on the second leg)

Barry Wicks on the new 14 x 23 Infinity Blackfish

We once again pay homage to the businesses that support us. With Holiday Party season just around the corner we hope all our crew will be brining Mamie’s Pies and Three Twins Ice Cream in volume to both home .  Thanks as well to the generous ongoing support of Hint Water and Kind Bars who have been there since the start. Thanks to the San Rafael Police department as well for keeping our waters safe.

 Support the businesses that support our sport!

Dylan anacleto-black charges to the finish line

Paddle of the day went once again to a youngster with Dylan Anacleto-Black (pictured above) getting the honor. Dylan paced Carter Johnson nearly the entire course finishing second overall despite being in the U18 division.(Pictured below Ryder Dalton finishing strong in second place juniors)

Ryder Dalton finishing

Thanks again to everyone who paddled in these challenging conditions. You earned an extra slice of pie at the holiday table. Thanks as well to all the volunteers who helped but a special nod to Thalia whose help on the lunch prep was like having a pro restaurant crew on our team.With Blustery winds buffeting the bay we had to make some changes. Sometimes change is for the better. Better for the spectators that is with our updated course sending the paddlers past our spectators three times on their way around our inside course option.(pictured below first place SUP Juniors Alex Alvarez)

Daniel Alvarez your Junior Stand Up paddleboard winner

One of the things that makes the San Rafael Canal so special is that you can make it work in almost any conditions. Even though winds were blowing 40+ mph hour across the Bay we still got over 50 racers around 2-mile and 6-mile courses with smiles on their faces. The winds however did make for an extra dose of challenge particularly the last leg to the finish line that saw paddlers heading straight into the oncoming force of a strong winter northerly.

We once again pay homage to the businesses that support us. With Holiday Party season just around the corner we hope all our crew will be brining Mamie’s Pies and Three Twins Ice Cream in volume.  Thanks as well to the generous ongoing support of Hint Water and Kind Bars who have been there since the start. Thanks to the San Rafael Police department as well for keeping our waters safe. (pictured below Hirome Bell celebrates!)

Hirome Bell finishes in jubilation

Thanks again to everyone who paddled in these challenging conditions. You earned an extra slice of pie at the holiday table. Thanks as well to all the volunteers who helped but a special nod to Thalia whose help on the lunch prep was like having a pro restaurant crew on our team. 

COMPLETE PHOTO GALLERY - Click Here

Complete Results

Event Name Name(s) Craft Age Group Gender Time Place
Long Course Carter Johnson Surfski Single 18-55 male 00:45:09.00 1
Long Course Dylan Anacleto-black Surfski Single under 18 male 00:45:41.47 1
Long Course John Dye Surfski Single 18-55 male 00:46:02.83 1
Long Course Galen Licht Surfski Single 18-55 male 00:46:24.56 2
Long Course Mike Chamberlain Surfski Single 18-55 male 00:52:34.43 3
Long Course Bojan Bernard SUP 14' 18-55 male 00:56:40.84 1
Long Course Julieta Gismondi Surfski Single 18-55 female 00:57:18.48 1
Long Course Matthew Rosen Surfski Single 18-55 male 00:57:43.27 4
Long Course Barry Wicks SUP 14' 18-55 male 00:57:43.71 2
Long Course Kiki Wykstra Surfski Single 18-55 female 00:57:44.22 2
Long Course Geoffrey Sears Surfski Single 56+ male 00:58:11.03 1
Long Course Chad Raugewitz SUP 14' 18-55 male 00:59:28.14 3
Long Course Carey Bond SUP 14' 18-55 male 01:02:12.62 4
Long Course Mike Mccoy Surfski Single 56+ male 01:02:23.90 2
Long Course Shannon Macdowell SUP 14' 18-55 female 01:04:03.21 1
Long Course Daniel Alvarez SUP 14' 18-55 male 01:04:26.12 5
Long Course Cary Fergus OC-1 56+ male 01:13:03.60 1
Long Course Chris Heisterkamp SUP 14' 18-55 male 01:17:40.81 6
Long Course Janet Walp SUP 12'6" 56+ female 01:19:25.61 1
Long Course Kevin Akyama SUP 12'6" 18-55 male 01:22:34.08 1
Long Course Shirley Heinemann SUP 12'6" 18-55 female 01:24:29.16 1
Long Course Scott Bell SUP 12'6" 18-55 male 01:26:42.02 2
Long Course Gary Leong SUP 14' 56+ male 01:36:40.30 2
Long Course Hiroe Bell SUP 12'6" 18-55 female 01:48:21.50 2
Long Course Tyler Hummel SUP 12'6" 18-55 male 01:48:22.07 3
  Short course - subtract 12 minutes for corrected time          
Event Name Name(s) Craft Age Group Gender Time Place
Short Course Jasper Caddell Surfski Single under 18 male 00:28:09.30 1
Short Course Christian Johansen Surfski Single Men male 00:31:13.87 1
Short Course Misha Riszkiewicz Surfski Single 56+ male 00:32:43.53 1
Short Course Kasen Taylor Surfski Single under 18 male 00:32:45.91 3
Short Course Cath Caddell Surfski Single 18-55 female 00:32:45.97 1
Short Course Kelly & Georgi Starrett OC-2 18-55 male 00:36:31.97 1
Short Course Renee Hoyer-nielsen OC-1 56+ female 00:40:44.66 1
Short Course Brian Thomas Prone Stock 18-55 male 00:40:25.60 1
Short Course Patrick Alteri SUP 12'6" 18-55 male 00:41:07.06 1
Short Course Kim Charlesworth SUP 12'6" 18-55 female 41:10.1 1
Short Course Jaime Serrano SUP 14' 18-55 male 00:41:12.06 1
Short Course Bob Cooper Sea Kayak 56+ male 00:41:33.27 1
Short Course Tom Sher SUP 14' 56+ male 00:41:52.74 1
Short Course Treston Vorac SUP 14' 18-55 male 00:41:59.20 2
Short Course Vincent Huang SUP 14' 56+ male 00:42:17.98 1
Short Course Barry Mckeown OC-1 56+ male 00:42:49.49 1
Short Course Bruce Ahlbom SUP 14' 56+ male 00:43:01.73 2
Short Course Geoff James Prone 14' 18-55 male 00:43:25.93 1
Short Course Kevin Finn SUP Under 12'6" 18-55 male 00:44:09.71 1
Short Course Brenna Raugewitz SUP 12'6" 18-55 female 00:47:38.40 1
Short Course Juliet Starrett SUP 12'6" 18-55 female 00:49:57.65 2
Short Course Alexander Alvarez SUP Under 12'6" under 18 male 00:51:28.28 1
Short Course Tk SUP Under 12'6" 56+ male 00:51:35.86 1
Short Course Wendi Olson SUP 12'6" 18-55 female 51:42.4 3
Short Course Kelli Robertson SUP 12'6" 18-55 female 00:52:48.33 4
Short Course Lori Klumb SUP 12'6" 56+ female 00:53:12.56 1
Short Course Shawn Dalton SUP 14' 18-55 male 00:56:25.45 3
Short Course Ryder Dalton SUP Under 12'6" under 18 male 00:56:29.04 2

Paddle Racing Course Map

Locations & Hours Both Shops

san rafael kayak and paddleboard rentals

San Rafael Directions
Mon - Fri   10-6
Sat - Sun   9-6
115 Third St, San Rafael, Ca
415-524-8492
No RSVP Needed
2017/18 Holiday Shop Closures

Redwood City stand up paddleboarding & Kayak rentals

Redwood City Directions
Friday - 10am till it's too windy
Saturday 9am - 3pm
Sunday 9am - 3pm
101 Westpoint Harbor Rd.
Redwood City, California
650-618-6282
Please RSVP to this location

Shop Online

 Browse Our Inventory Online

101 Surf Sports online water sports store has the largest water sports selection on the West Coast. 

A great place to find your Stand Up Paddleboarding, Windsurfing, Kiteboarding, Surfing, and Kayaking Gear. 

Starboard, Jimmy Lewis, Naish, SIC Maui, O'Neill, Dakine, Stay Covered and more.

Browse Now

Upcoming Events

Fri Aug 17 @12:00AM
Open - Redwood City (Friday)
Fri Aug 17 @12:00AM
St. Francis YC Friday Night Windsurfing Race
Fri Aug 17 @ 7:30AM - 08:45AM
SUP Yoga Redwood City
Sat Aug 18 @12:00AM
Cal Cup Windsurfing
Sat Aug 18 @12:00AM
Open - Redwood City (Saturday)
Sat Aug 18 @ 9:30AM - 11:00AM
Stand Up Paddleboard Lessons.
Sun Aug 19 @12:00AM
Open - Redwood City (Sunday)
Sun Aug 19 @ 6:00AM - 01:00PM
Tiburon RCP Mile Swim - Paddle Support Help Needed
Sun Aug 19 @ 7:00AM - 09:30PM
Sunday Morning Early Paddle Redwood City
Sun Aug 19 @ 9:00AM - 10:15AM
SUP Yoga Redwood City

Reserve Rental Gear - San Rafael

Our San Rafael location is open 7 days a week and takes reservations.

Our Redwood City location is open 5 days (Wed-Sun) a week and closes when weather is poor. Check the listing to to the left to see Redwood City's Status.

Call 650-618-6282 to reserve gear in our Redwood City location.

Below buttons for San Rafael Only.

Reserve a Kayak Here

Kayak Rentals

Reserve a SUP Here

SUP Rental