Kiteboard, Kitesurf, Stand Up Paddle, Windsurf – Lessons, Rentals, Gear – Alameda, San Francisco, San Mateo – 415.385.1224

Testimonials

Awards & Accolades
Press
Student Quotes

BOARDSPORTS SCHOOL & SHOP AWARDS & ACCOLADES:

BOARDSPORTS VOTED "BEST SURF SHOP" BY BAY AREA A LIST, ABC CHANNEL 7, MARCH 2014

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BOARDSPORTS VOTED "BEST SURF SHOP" BY BAY AREA A LIST, ABC CHANNEL 7, MARCH 2013

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BOARDSPORTS VOTED "BEST SURF SHOP" BY BAY AREA A LIST, ABC CHANNEL 7, APRIL 2012

BOARDSPORTS VOTED "BEST OF THE BAY" BY THE SF CHRONICLE, APRIL 2011



BOARDSPORTS VOTED "BEST OF THE BAY" BY THE SF CHRONICLE, JUNE 2010

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BOARDSPORTS VOTED "BEST OF THE BAY" BY THE SF BAY GUARDIAN, July 2009

SF CHRONICLE VOTED BEST OF THE BAY Best Surf Shop Award for 2009. JUNE 2009

"GET YOUR FEET WET WITH BOARDSPORTS", WEEKEND SHERPA, 2008

"EAST BAY MOST ADVENTUROUS OFFERINGS", DIABLO MAGAZINE, 2007

"BEST SCHOOL", WINDSURFING MAGAZINE, 2006

"BEST OF THE BAY", SAN FRANCISCO BAY GUARDIAN, 2005

"BEST OF THE BAY", SAN FRANCISCO MAGAZINE, 2004

Boardsports School & Shop In The News:

Publication Article Date
Weekend Sherpa Ride The Wind 5/2008
Windsurfing Magazine Shop Talk 4/2008
National Geographic Traveler Wet and Wild Windsurfing 8/2007
Diablo Magazine Get A Rush 6/2007
Outside Go Magazine Go Uptown 7/2007
Windsurfing Magazine Best Of 3/2006
Oxygen Magazine Catch The Wind 8/2006
Oakland Tribune Wind, Sun, Surf, Fun 7/2006
San Francisco Bay Guardian Best Of 7/2005
San Francisco Magazine Best Of 7/2004

Student Quotes:

"Learning how to paddle board was easier than I thought. You guys have a great beach location and it was easy to learn in the flat water. My instructor was calm and also a lot of fun!"

Elizabeth, stand up paddle student

"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

“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, kitesurfing student

“The new kite was great and made water re-launching so easy. I also liked the safety of the long sandy beach.”

Francisco, kitesurfing student

“What I liked best was my instructor’s patience and encouragement that helped build my confidence.”

Barbara, kitesurfing student

"My windsurfing lesson was fantastic.  What I loved was that I exceeded my expectations!  All of the instructors helped provide direct suggestions for improvement on the water.  Thank you!"

Michael, windsurfing student

“My instructors were top-notch. My sessions were controlled and fun. I will be recommending this lesson to my friends.”

David, kitesurfing student

“My instructor took every opportunity to point out concepts and helpful advice. Everything was covered in the right order and explained very well. Thank you!”

Mike, kitesurfing student

“My instructor knew exactly how to have the techniques make sense. They were very supportive and encouraging—what a nice, easy style.”

Al, windsurf student

"I can't believe how much I improved by day 2. I really appreciated all of the assistants that came to assist and provide support. The instruction was clear, concise, and encouraging."

Sherise, windsurf student

"It was great having a lot of instructors on the water. They were great at just making one suggestion at a time so I could improve in increments"

Newton, windsurf student

“I can windsurf after 2 lessons. It was awesome!”

David, windsurf student

My instructor made me feel very comfortable. I actually almost changed my mind about windsurfing and I am so glad I decided to take this lesson!”

Cindy, windsurf student