101 Surf Sports Stand Up Paddleboarding and Kayaking on San Francisco Bay

Epic V7 surfski

NEW for 2017, we are delighted to announce that Epic Surfskis and Wing Paddles are available to demo and buy at 101 Surf Sports. We are stoked to be partnering with Epic Kayaks, the world's leading manufacturer of performance kayaks, surfskis and paddles.

Greg Barton

We have taken delivery of four Epic V7 surfskis and the wing paddles that make these the fastest paddle craft on the water. We will be increasing our inventory over time working with Kenny Howell, our local Epic Regional Representative. Surfski paddling on San Francisco Bay has seen rapid growth and wih advent of a new line of affordably priced surfski's you too can be gliding over the water with us. 

The growing popularity of surfski has been evident at our 101 Surf Sports Paddle Races and we will be offering introductory surfski lessons, and clinics on the forward stroke alongside other fun events.

Epic Kayaks was founded by multiple World Paddling Champion Greg Barton. Greg (pictured) won 4 Olympic medals at 3 Olympic games paddling for Team USA and has put that passion for excellence straight in to his boats.

Epic wing paddle

The award winning Epic Wing paddle has become the top choice for fitness and racing paddlers, and increasingly, touring kayakers who want to maximize the potential of their forward stroke. Stable, smooth, and powerful the Epic Wing will have you paddling farther and faster.

Check out the Epic Paddle Wizard to find your perfect paddle.

For some excellent tips on technique, check out this series of videos from Greg Barton and World Surfski Champion Clint Robinson.

$30/Hour, $60 - Up to 3 Hours, $85 - All Day, $100 - Take Away (25 Hours), $50 Each Additional Day (Rent for 5 Days - Keep for 7 Days)

Our Surfski Intro lessons are available at 101 Surf Sports in San Rafael and Redwood City.
In addition to the forward stroke we will cover safety; how to remount your surfski in the event of a capsize; what clothing to wear for the conditions we experience here in the San Francisco Bay Area; how to tour using a surfski and places to go; training tips and how to prepare for your first race.

WHEN: Check our calendar for the date of the next lesson or call or email us to arrange a private class.

COST: $99 (if you buy a boat within 30 days of the lesson, we will apply the cost of the lesson to the purchase price)

LOGISTICS: Sunscreen and Hats are recommended. Please avoid cotton attire as it’s not good on the water. Synthetic fibers like Polyester are ideal. Things like biking clothes, yoga pants, and/or rash guards make for the best on the water wear. All Paddles, Life Jackets, Leashes, and boats will be provided. Bring plenty of water to drink and a picnic lunch for after your lesson.

The San Francisco Bay Area offers some of the best conditions in the world for surfski paddling. 

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Upcoming Events

Thu Dec 05 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
Free Performance Talk With Scott Estrada
Fri Dec 06 @ 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Free Group SUP/Foil Surf Sesh Location TBD
Sat Dec 07 @12:00AM
Petaluma Human Powered Lighted Flotilla
Fri Dec 13 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
Geminids Meteor Shower Paddle Tour
Sat Dec 14 @ 7:00AM - 01:00PM
Terrapin Crossroads Long Strange Trip 101 Surf Sports Paddle Race
Sun Dec 15 @12:00AM
Wavechaser Race @ Redwood City 101 Surf Sports
Fri Dec 20 @ 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Free Group SUP/Foil Surf Sesh Location TBD
Sat Dec 21 @ 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Crissy Field Group Paddle
Sat Jan 11 @ 8:00AM - 01:00PM
Paddle Race San Rafael
Sat Jan 18 @ 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Crissy Field Group Paddle

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