In the sunny state of California, you will find the beautiful city of San Diego. Well known for its gorgeous beaches and hot weather, San Diego is an ideal place for Tourists and locals alike to enjoy a Paddleboarding experience. If you are traveling to San Diego make sure you don’t miss the chance to see some crazy animals at the Zoo and Safari Park. Also as well as admiring some of the massive naval ships from your board don’t be afraid to go and check out the number one thing to do in San Diego according to trip advisor; the USS Midway Museum!
SUP Shops in San Diego
San Diego SUP – An amazing company which offers some fantastic SUP experiences, we have to admit that San Diego has some cool companies all competing against each other to bring you, the customer, the best prices, teaching, and the most fun! San Diego SUP offers Paddleboard lessons for beginners or anyone who just wants to improve the paddling technique.
I’m sure that every dog lover would love the opportunity to go on the water with their little furry friends, with SD SUP this is possible. They offer a 1-hour tour which you can bring your pup along for at only $35, this is a great source of exercise for you and your dog. Just make sure he doesn’t swim too far away! As well as having a shop where more regular Paddlers can go and buy a SUP they also offer rentals for anyone who doesn’t own a Paddleboard. If you want to bring your friends along for the ride then Group tours are also available, make sure you book in advance and you might even save a few Dollars.
Bliss Paddle Yoga- Bliss paddle specializes in the truly relaxing art of SUP Yoga. They do also offer paddle lessons and tours should you need them. Private lessons and tours are also available if you want to learn before going out with your friends although they are more expensive! If you plan to become a regular paddleboarder BlissPaddle have some great discounts should you book more than one session at a time! This is a great way to motivate you towards improving your fitness. Instead of signing up to the gym why not sign up to a paddleboarding routine. Not only is it fun but it is also very tiring.
San Diego Bay Adventures – SD Bay adventures offer many different exciting prospects when it comes to water sports. From Jet Ski’s to SUPs they have got it all covered! If you are lucky enough to take a tour with SD Bay adventures make sure you take a waterproof camera as you might get to meet some Dolphins. If you don’t have your own board don’t worry there are boards available to rent.
On their tour you will get to see a unique view of the San Diego Skyline which is only possible on a SUP, this experience will stay with you for the rest of your life and is more than definitely not something you want to miss! They a decent paddle board boards to rent too like the Body Glove Performer.
If you do not want to rent a paddle board but buy your own, then check out our reviews of the best inflatable paddle boards on the market this year.
Best places to SUP in San Diego
Mission bay – It is impossible to deny this Beaches true beauty with baby blue water and golden sands this spot could be an ideal getaway from the busy everyday city life. After relaxing on the beach you can go and rent a Paddleboard from the local Mission Bay Sports Centre and enjoy an amazing core workout on the water!
This will be a truly once in a lifetime experience as you paddle around the shores of San Diego and take in the stunning views in every direction. If you have never paddled before/don’t feel confident paddling by yourself then lessons are available. Bring the whole family to Mission Bay and let them chill on the beach, go for a bike ride, get some nice food or do one of the many other activities in the local area while you go off and enjoy your time on the water!
Del Mar Beach – Another astonishing beach which is perfect for taking your little furry friends, this beach has been called the ‘Dog Beach’ by many of the locals and if you decide to pay a visit you will find out why! Your dog will have the time of its life on this beach with all of his other companions splashing around him.
At the same time, you can leave your partner/friend with the dog to go off and enjoy some quality Paddle Boarding. If you’re by yourself don’t be afraid to bring you pup with you on the Board. A local company is even available to deliver lessons on Paddleboarding with an animal should you be worried about giving it ago(link below). They also have SUPs for rent if you don’t have your own… https://my.animalcenter.org/del-mar/events/surf-dog-surf-thon-lessons/e79270
La Jolla – This is definitely one of our favorite SUP spots in San Diego. With the local Surf Diva company offering SUP rentals for anybody who doesn’t have their own; as well as an amazing tour! Their tour will show you a different part of San Diego, instead of getting to see the Skyline (which is the usual view) you will get a unique view of the amazing La Jolla cliffs and caves. This view is only possible from on the water and is hard to beat! There are also lessons available for anybody who doesn’t fell confident paddling just yet…
After reading this article there is no denying that San Diego had some magnificent SUP spots that would be hard to pass up if you’re in the local area. There are some fantastic opportunities to see places that from a new angle whilst having a fun workout. We hope this article has helped you find a SUP spot near you, don’t forget to take a bottle of water and plenty of food as you will use a lot of energy on the water.
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