These three local stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) and water sports companies make getting on the water safe, easy and fun — offering races and even yoga to those who need a break from terra firma — and have all undergone recent upgrades.
BLUERUSH BOARDSPORTS Since 2010, Bluerush Boardsports has brought local SUP-lovers races, race clinics and the competitive paddling event Battle of the Bay. A new Sausalito storefront provides lessons, rentals and gear, along with proximity to the calling tides. Battle of the Bay October 17–18, bluerushboardsports.com
SEA TREK The Bay Model Visitor Center is now home to Sea Trek, the Sausalito-based kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding operation. With the help of the Bay Model team, Sea Trek’s classes, tours and rentals will now be augmented by a slew of offerings that educate visitors about the waters on which they float. seatrek.com
101 SURF SPORTS San Rafael’s water sports mainstay is a hub for aqua-devotees of all kinds, offering races, clinics, lessons and rentals for SUP, kayaking and more. The retail shop was recently remodeled and now houses an even larger selection of water wear and lifestyle clothing for staying stylish on and off the waves. 101surfsports.com