Beginner Stand Up Paddling Lessons - San Francisco Bay Area

Stand Up Paddling Lessons for San Francisco Bay and San Rafael Marin County

The 2020 season has been a tough one for all of us. We hope that getting our rentals & lessons back up and running offers something to look forward to. We sure do miss getting people on the water and are excited to start back at it.  

With safety our primary focus we are starting out on a pretty limited basis at first. As things progress we will be adding more dates and times and expanding our services.  We will have all sorts of new rules and procedures and we hope this post gives you a roadmap for how things will roll out.

We joke that 101 Surf Sports is like Disneyland for the sports we love.  The reality is with history of building community and hollering ‘come on down’ from the mountain tops its weird to have to roll these programs out with all these restrictions. We do so with the safety of everyone top of mind.  The new normal – at least for a while - goes like this.  

First up rentals;

  • We are offering takeaway rentals on SUP and Double Kayaks. With a takeaway rental you pick up the gear here and drive away to use it somewhere else. SUP’s are $100 for the first day and $50 each additional day. Double Kayaks are $125 the first day and $75each additional day. Takeaway rentals must be reserved ahead of time. You can do this by calling the shop at 415-524-8492. Payment is made ahead of time and there are no refunds for cancellations. We have limited supply and holding gear aside takes that gear away from someone else.
  • We are offering on-site rentals for double kayaks and SUP on a limited basis
    • Rentals are Monday -Sunday with two time slots per day
      • 10:30am & 2pm start times.
      • All Reservations need to be made online.
      • No phone reservations and no walk up rentals.
      • No party’s or gatherings. Everyone you come with must be in your household. Max group size is 6.
      • No friends with their own gear launching with you.
      • $40 for one hour, $50 for 2 hours, $60 for 3 hours, $75 all day for SUP
      • $50 for one hour, $65 for 2 hours, $80 for 3 hours, $90 all day for double kayaks
      • Masks and social distancing rules are to be followed while on the property.
      • Click Here to make a reservation.
    • Members - If you had a membership account with us you can use that by calling us and making reservations. Members can paddle during our normal business hours but again please call ahead and make reservations. No new memberships are being accepted at this time.


We are offering lessons in SUP, Kayak, and Surfski.  We’ll have both beginner and advanced lessons available. All lessons are booked over the phone. A beginner lesson in SUP or Kayak is $100 for one hour per person. Max group size is 4 and each additional person is $75.  All lessons include unlimited paddling time after your lesson.  Advanced lessons are $125 an hour and focus on fitness and stroke techniques. Call 415-524-8492 to see availability and to book a lesson.  

Thanks for your understanding and continued focus on keeping our community safe. We look forward to doing more in the days and months ahead. Stay safe.

Double Kayak - 2 people

SUP Private Lesson

Private Custom Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Lessons are available by request. A private lesson represents excellent value for money since the class can be tailored to your needs.

Our ACA Trained Instructors can cover topics such as; stroke technique, buoy turns, controlling your paddleboard in wind (upwind and downwind), skills for the surf, safety and recovery.

Our Private Custom SUP Lessons are $125/hr and include premium board rental.

To book your class give us a call: 415 524 8492 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let us know when you would like to take your lesson and what topics you wish to cover.

San Francisco Stand Up Paddling San Rafael, Marin County