San Diego is known to be the birthplace or prime location for many different water sports. You have surfing, water skiing, tubing, boogie boarding, and much more. One of the newer sports to pop up in the San Diego area is paddle boarding. Paddle boarding in San Diego offers a great way to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather, see the sights and try a new sport.
What is San Diego Paddle Boarding?
Stand up paddle boarding is a relatively new paddling sport whereby the paddler stands up on a board similar to a surf board. The paddler and the board are propelled across the top of the water by the use of a long single-bladed paddle. This has become a favorite in the San Diego area and has spawned many different instructional companies. Paddle boarders can experience the fun of surfing combined with the sightseeing opportunity of a boat trip. Guests of any ability are able to climb aboard the paddle board and glide across the water with ease.
Do I Need Any Training?
Training is not required to ride a paddle board, but it is highly recommended. Many different companies offer training and rental services around San Diego. These companies will provide you with a short paddle boarding training session, paddle board and various amenities. These companies are very helpful and look out for vacationers of any ability. The best part about paddle boarding is that almost anyone can do it. You do not need to skill and ability to standup on a wave, handle harsh pulls on a rope or even tremendous strength to stay up. All you need is a bit of balance and a can do attitude.
Along with training and equipment rental, many different companies offer water tours of the bay and along the coast of San Diego. These tours allow you to see the city from the water, making things like the city skyline, mountains and amazing historic sites from a different angle. These trips vary in difficulty from easy to difficult depending on the distance and the force of the tide during the tour.
Paddle boards are the perfect way to experience the city in a new way and try out a new sport. Grab a paddle and get out there on your next San Diego vacation.