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Introduction to Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP)

Lessons for a solid paddleboarding foundation

Have you ever wanted to walk on water? Stand up paddleboarding (SUP) is probably the closest you'll get and it's gotta be just as fun. This fast growing activity can be done on flat water, the open ocean, rivers, and of course in the surf! This class will introduce you to the exciting sport of stand up paddleboarding and will inspire you to start paddling on your own. You will learn proper SUP paddling strokes, develop good balance, learn where and how to stand, learn board maneuvering skills, reboarding techniques, and safety concerns. This class will give you a full body workout and of course you'll get plenty of paddling time.

This class qualifies you for a $60 credit on a new regular priced paddleboard purchase. The credit must be used within 2 weeks of the class and may not be combined with other offers.

Duration: 2.5 hours

Price: $60
This class is only $10 more than a rental for 2.5 hours!

Location:

Time:

Locations and Time:

  • Buck's Launching, San Rafael: Typically 9am-11:30pm, but may vary due to tides so please contact us for exact times.
  • Stevens Creek Reservoir, Cupertino: 9am-11:30pm
  • Del Valle Regional Park, Livermore: 9am-11:30pm

Level:

No previous experience required

What to Bring:

  • Wear synthetic clothing rather than cotton (swimsuit, shirt, shorts)
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat and a warm cap
  • Retainer straps for glasses
  • Booties, water shoes, or sport sandals
  • Consider bringing a tip for your instructor / guide for exceptional service

Outback Adventures Provides:

  • Paddleboards
  • Paddles
  • PFD's
  • Paddling Jackets (if necessary)
  • Wetsuits (if necessary)
  • Safety equipment
  • Experienced, friendly instructors / guides

Directions to Buck's Launching in San Rafael
Near China Camp State Park

Directions from San Francisco

Take Highway 101 North, and cross the Golden Gate Bridge and head towards San Rafael. Take the exit for N. San Pedro Road and head East. Continue on N. San Pedro Road. You will eventually come to a stop sign at Meadow Drive and you will see a 711 store on your right. Continue on N. San Pedro Road past the stop sign and East towards the Bay. At the top of the small hill just before continuing down towards the Bay, turn left for Buck's Launching. Follow the entrance signs for Outback Adventures. Please do not drive or park past the buildings on the left, but instead drive through the gated entrance on the right.

Directions from Santa Rosa

Take 101 South and take the exit for N. San Pedro Road. At the exit turn left which is the same direction for China Camp State Park and the Marin County Civic Center. Continue on N. San Pedro Road. You will eventually come to a stop sign at Meadow Drive and you will see a 711 store on your right. Continue on N. San Pedro Road past the stop sign and East towards the Bay. At the top of the small hill just before continuing down towards the Bay, turn left for Buck's Launching. Follow the entrance signs for Outback Adventures. Please do not drive or park past the buildings on the left, but instead drive through the gated entrance on the right.

Directions from Richmond

Take 580 West accross the Richmond / San Rafael Bridge towards San Rafael and merge onto 101N. Take the exit for N. San Pedro Road and head East. Continue on N. San Pedro Road. You will eventually come to a stop sign at Meadow Drive and you will see a 711 store on your right. Continue on N. San Pedro Road past the stop sign and East towards the Bay. At the top of the small hill just before continuing down towards the Bay, turn left for Buck's Launching. Follow the entrance signs for Outback Adventures. Please do not drive or park past the buildings on the left, but instead drive through the gated entrance on the right.

Directions to Stevens Creek Reservoir in Cupertino

Directions from San Jose or San Francisco using 280

From San Jose take 280 North or from San Francisco take 280 South and exit at Foothill Boulevard. Go South on Foothill Boulevard towards the hills. Foothill Boulevard will eventually change names to Stevens Canyon Road. Wind your way up the hill for a short distance until Stevens Creek Reservoir becomes visible on your left. Turn left into the parking lot where parking passes may be purchased for $6.

Directions from South San Jose using 85

From South San Jose take 85 North and take the Stevens Creek Boulevard exit and turn left at the light heading West on Stevens Creek Boulevard. Turn left on Foothill Boulevard heading South towards the hills. Foothill Boulevard will eventually change names to Stevens Canyon Road. Wind your way up the hill for a short distance until Stevens Creek Reservoir becomes visible on your left. Turn left into the parking lot where parking passes may be purchased for $6.

Meeting Place: Meet next to the large beige storage container nearest to the boat ramp.

Directions to Del Valle Regional Park in Livermore

Directions from the South Bay using 680

Take 680 North to Highway 84 East towards Livermore. Follow 84 East for 5.4 miles and turn right on Vallecitos Road. Follow Vallecitos Road for 2 miles and make a right on Concannon Boulevard. Drive 2 more miles where the road dead ends at South Livermore Avenue, then turn right. Follow South Livermore Avenue for one mile then turn right onto Mines Road. Don't make any turns and Mines Road will turn into Del Valle Road. Continue on Del Valle Road and wind your way up the hill until you reach Del Valle Regional Park. The vehicle entrance fee is $6. Immediately after entering the park, make a right and park in the larger lot just behind the large lawn area. The Outdoor Sports Center is located on the beach in front of the lawn.

Directions from the East Bay using 580

Take 580 East towards Livermore and take the North Livermore Avenue exit. At the light, make a right on North Livermore Avenue. Continue driving for 3.7 miles then turn right onto Mines Road. Don't make any turns and Mines Road will turn into Del Valle Road. Continue on Del Valle Road and wind your way up the hill until you reach Del Valle Regional Park. The vehicle entrance fee is $6. Immediately after entering the park, make a right and park in the larger lot just behind the large lawn area. The Outdoor Sports Center is located on the beach in front of the lawn.

Map

This trip takes place in multiple locations. Be sure you look at the correct location map for your trip below.

 

 

Reserve Now

Please choose a location and date to sign up for:

Intro to Stand Up Paddleboarding

Stevens Creek Reservoir

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Please call for dates

Lake Del Valle

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Sunday, May 28

Bucks Launching

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Please call for dates

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