In a gorgeous seaside city like San Diego, the options for athletic adventures in the ocean are endless! San Diego water activities are renowned around the world, as it has ideal climate and ocean conditions nearly year-round. Visitors can enjoy swimming, surfing, kayaking, scuba diving, stand-up paddle boarding (or SUP), wakeboarding, jet- and water-skiing, rafting, fishing, skim and body boarding, sailing at one of San Diego’s many beaches, and even more San Diego water activities.

Mission Beach, La Jolla Shores, and Ocean Beach are all known for their gentle waves and relaxed beach atmospheres, making them great places for swimmers and beginners learning how to surf or do other water activities in San Diego, such as stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, rafting, and body boarding. You can also fish from the pier on Ocean Beach, and scuba dive at La Jolla Shores.

Pacific Beach has consistent waves for surfers of all skill ranges, as do Tourmaline Surf Park and Del Mar. Silver Strand is popular for swimming, kayaking, water-skiing, and wakeboarding, while Coronado is typically where surfers and boogie boarders go for a good time. Those wishing to learn how to sail or drive a boat should head to Mission Bay for lessons amidst the spectacular scenery of the area.

Lessons and Equipment Rentals

 There are a multitude of local businesses that provide lessons and equipment rentals to cater to your needs. On Mission Beach, you’ll find Surfari Surf School, which offers surf lessons and surfboard rentals, as well as classes and equipment for those wishing to try out stand-up paddle boarding. Cheap Rentals is another equipment rental vendor in the area, for those wishing to rent boards (surf, body, and paddle), snorkeling gear, jet skis, and boats. Additional surfboard and SUP rentals can be purchased at Radd Action Sports, is also local to Mission Beach. San Diego Bay Adventures has rafts, kayaks, paddleboards, and jet skis available to rent.

Ray’s Rentals has locations on Mission Beach, Coronado Island, and Pacific Beach, where you can rent surfboards, SUPs, kayaks, and body boards. Also located at Pacific Beach, PB Surf Shop has surf lessons and rentals, as well as rentals for body boards and skim boards.

San Diego Surf School operates surfing classes out of Ocean Beach, while Ocean Beach Surf & Skate Shop also provides surfing lessons and rentals for surfboards, body boards, kayaks, SUPs, and skim boards. At La Jolla Shores, you can attend a surfing or SUP class at Surf Diva Surf School, in addition to renting SUPs, boogie boards, or surf boards.

Finally, Mission Bay Aquatic Center offers a wide variety of San Diego water sports classes, including sailing, wakeboarding, surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, rowing, and windsurfing. For rental options, MBAC has sailboats, SUPs, kayaks, windsurfing boards, wakeboards, rowboats, surfboards, and body boards.

Choose 710 Beach Rentals and Get the Inside Scoop on San Diego!

At 710 Beach Rentals, our reservation specialists know all about San Diego—including where to go when you want to catch that next big wave or splash around in the sun. In between your water activities in San Diego, remember to make sure you have a nice place to rest by booking one of our luxury vacation rentals today!

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