Winter Paddling Gift Guide

kayaking on a calm day underneath the golden gate bridge

Winter Paddling Gift Guide

From beginning paddlers to the seasoned veterans, our gift guide offers ideas for everyone.

Winter paddling in Sausalito is one of the Bay Area’s best kept secrets. The summer fog and wind are a distant memory, and thousands of birds migrate through to our protected waters. Mornings can be still and silent, punctuated by frenzied feeding as the herring run into Richardson Bay. However winter paddling can be a little cooler; the days are shorter and the sun is lower on the horizon. This year Sea Trek has compiled a paddling gift guide of our staff’s tried and true recommendations. If you are searching for the perfect holiday gift for your paddle enthusiast, look no further.

The Novice

Trying to find that enthusiastic new paddler a gift, but not sure how long they might stick with the sport? Sea Trek has shelves of cold-weather paddling gear to keep our winter paddlers warm and happy, included in every rental and trip. So instead of investing in a lot of gear, gift time on the water. Try an Intro to Kayaking or SUP Class or a Sea Trek Membership.

Super SUP-ers

With a little preparation, winter is a great time for stand up paddlers. On The Water 360 offers warmth for your toes with these great booties, and we can’t get enough of these Hydroskin gloves from NRS (they come in both men’s and women’s). PFD’s are always included in our SUP rental, but for the hard-core paddle boarder, they may enjoy something a little more low-profile. Our staff love these waist-belt PFD’s sold at 101 Surf Sports.

The Weekend Warriors

Between the long-stressful work-weeks this person manages to pack in more adventure in 2 days than most people do in a week. ? Warm-up and unwind with paddling specific routines designed by yogi/kayaker/SUP athlete Anna Levesque, in her new book Yoga for Paddling. Or get them a weekend adventure like our iconic Golden Gate trip or a Sausalito starlight paddle.

Stocking Stuffers

Try something new and build your balance and strength with a SUP Yoga class at OnBoardSUP. Or how about a gift certificate for a 2-hour Sea Trek rental? Even better, if you buy a gift card for over $50, we’ll give you an hour Kayak or SUP rental! Give a gift, get a gift until December 25.

The Ultimate Paddling Gift

This person has it all, a kayak, paddle, expedition dry-bags. Or maybe they are brand new to kayaking and want a warm, beach adventure vacation. Give them (and yourself) an unforgettable trip in a world-class paddling destination. Explore the Sea of Cortez this winter or spring on one of our various kayak or SUP trips in Baja California.

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