Being in the water on your own floating device is an ideal socially distanced activity. We do live in the BAY Area, and most of us live just a short drive to the water! Here are places where you can get your family out for some paddling (SUP).
Stand-Up Paddleboarding Outfitters In The East Bay
Mike’s Paddle (Alameda)
Offers lessons, camps, and SUP board rental. If you fall in love, buy a paddleboard and store it in a locker on their dock for easy access whenever you want to hit the water. Ages 7+.
California Kayak (Oakland)
For families with teens, lessons, and rental from a shop in Jack London Square. Minimum age 14.
(Covid-restricted) Activity is currently limited to “members” which means folks who pay a monthly fee for access to boards and the protected cove where 510-Waterline is located. Use a board as much as you want during your membership period. SUP classes and SUP yoga classes look like fun for physically skilled teens.
Kite Naked (Benicia)
This is a rental option for folks who know what they want to do. Call in advance and make a plan with the owner Chris who will bring the boards to the location of your choice. He’ll make a recommendation, such as 9th Street Park which has a sandy beach entry in Benicia. Ages 8 and up.