Introductory Stand Up Paddleboard Class

Beginner Stand Up Paddle Class in San Francisco, Sausalito, Marin

Adventure Type

Stand Up Paddle

Experience Necessary

beginner

Age Minimum

14

Destination / Location

Richardson Bay, Sausalito

Trip Dates

Most Saturdays & Sundays (Click on BOOK NOW for dates/times) Click on CALENDAR for all scheduled activities

Highlights

  • Learn the basic strokes
  • Get comfortable on the boards
  • Expert instruction
  • Calm protected waters

Class Description

This 2- 2 1/2 hour class teaches you the basics of stand up paddling. We'll spend the first 30 minutes on land demonstrating paddling technique followed by hands on practice. Next we go over launching protocol and get on the water to work on strokes and board handling. While on the water we’ll also have a chance to enjoy a paddle along the waterfront and finally practice self-rescues.

Introductory SUP is offered most Saturday and Sunday mornings at 8:30 am or 9 am at our Bay Model location. Equipment (board, paddle, wetsuit, lifejacket) is included in the cost of the class. To check dates/starting time and reserve your spot today, click on BOOK NOW or call us at (415) 332-8494.

Bay Model, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965 Follow Bay Model signs, and park in Bay Model lot.
COMING FROM THE NORTH ON HWY 101:
  1. Take Sausalito/Marin City exit. Sea Trek is roughly 1.7 miles.
  2. Go left under the freeway and right onto Bridgeway.
  3. Count seven signal lights (including the signal where you turn right onto Bridgeway).
  4. Turn left on Marinship Way. This is the first possible left after Harbor Drive and is opposite a 7-11 market and bus stop shelter.
  5. Go down the hill and continue straight. Follow Bay Model signs. Turn right between Bay Model warehouses. Drive towards the water and the Bay Model/Sea Trek parking lot is on the left. Parking is free.
COMING FROM THE SOUTH (Golden Gate Bridge) ON HWY 101:
  1. Take the Rodeo Drive exit off 101 (comes after Spencer Drive exit). From exit to Sea Trek is approx. 1.2 miles.
  2. At the first stop sign bear left onto Nevada Street.
  3. Nevada Street ends at Bridgeway. Turn right on Bridgeway and at the second signal light (just after Spring Street signal light) take a left at Marinship Way (opposite a 7-11 market and bus stop shelter).
  4. Go down the hill and continue straight. Follow Bay Model signs. Turn right between Bay Model warehouses. Drive towards the water and the Bay Model/Sea Trek parking lot is on the left. Parking is free.

Recommended Reading

Learn Basic Stand Up Paddling Skills Purchase Stand Up Paddle Book here!
Stand Up Paddle Instruction Book

Written by Sea Trek instructor Mitch Powers

This instructional book will give you all the skills to enjoy your Stand Up Paddling experience. It focuses on basic to intermediate skills, and is streamlined to get you up to speed quickly:

  • Supported with over 130 photo illustrations
  • An in-depth chapter on paddle strokes and board control
  • Covering board and paddle design
  • With a buyer/user guide to help you choose the right board & paddle
  • Also includes safety & rescues, flatwater & surf paddling, fitness, yoga, and beginning racing
  • And a section on how to transport your SUP

  • Stand up paddling is another way to get on the water, enjoy nature and benefit from a great core workout. The beauty of this sport is its simplicity, elegance and quick learning curve. This instructional book will provide you all the skills to have a fun and safe experience. Can be ordered when you book your Stand up paddling class or on Amazon.com.

    Join the Adventure

    Ages 14 years old and up. Please call for questions about kids under 14 years old.

    If you have any questions feel free to contact us.+