Boardsports School enjoys exclusive teaching rights at 2 of the best beach locations in the Bay Area – Crown Beach Alameda and Coyote Point Park in San Mateo. We have side on shore winds, long sandy beaches, and shallow warm water. Learn at these two ideal beginner and intermediate locations where you will come back to practice on your own. We also offer a full retail shop and can outfit you with all of the gear including kite, bar & lines, board, helmet, harness, impact vest, board leash, knife, and wetsuit.
Why I Love Kitesurfing - Richard Branson
Had an awesome time paddleboarding for the first time! Our instructor gave a clear and concise explanation on how to paddleboard and good tips for all of us (most of which, were first time users). I would really recommend trying this place out, it has great rates, and Alameda is beautiful on a sunny day!Tiffany T. - Stand Up Paddle Clinic Student, Yelp Reviewer
"I was very happy [with the beginner windsurfing class]. This was a very effective lesson - very detailed, good communication, very deliberate. I was impressed."Jill, Windsurfing Student, Windsurfing Magazine, Voted "Best School"
“My instructors were top-notch. My sessions were controlled and fun. I will be recommending this lesson to my friends."David, Kitesurfing Student, San Francisco Magazine, Boardsports Voted "Best of the Bay"
“Your instruction was great. You had an awesome balance of great attitude with an ability to push me to move beyond my comfort zone while encouraging me to feel safe and comfortable. I will be recommending Boardsports.”Jonathan, Kitesurf Student, SF Bay Guardian, Boardsports Voted "Best of the Bay"
Boardsports' Crown Beach location offers gentle winds, mellow vibes, low traffic, warm(er) water, and a shallow, sandy take-off zone perfect for learning launch and steering maneuvers.Brad, Weekend Sherpa
The owners, Jane and Rebecca, are both so great - both expert kiteboarders, windsurfers and SUPers, know the gear inside and out, truly care about their customers and are easygoing and nice to deal with. Highly recommended!Kirby S., Bay Area A List - Boardsports Voted "Best Surf Shop"
"When the surf is down, and the winds are slight, it's time to walk on water -- or so say an increasing number of Bay Area residents reveling in one of today's hottest sports, stand-up paddle boarding."Susan Hathaway, San Jose Mercury News