Monthly Beginner

Social Paddles

Saturday or Sunday 11am to 1pm

Come join the community of paddlers on our monthly social paddles! Beginner paddles is 11am to 1pm (2 hours) about 2 - 5 miles depending on the ability of the group. We'll start at Mike's Paddle and head towards open bay either towards Bay Bridge or Oakland Airport. Refreshments and snacks will be served after the paddle! Social Paddles are free for members and those who have their own boards! Many of our social paddles are holiday weekends and we encourage you to wear costumes!

Rental rates are $25/hr for board, leash, paddle and PFD. Wetsuit rentals are $10. 

First time paddlers: please sign up for our Intro to SUP instead.

3/19/2017 Sunday Social Paddle

3/26/2017 Sunday Social Paddle

4/2/2017 Sunday Social Paddle

4/16/2017 Sunday Easter Social Paddle

4/22/2017 Saturday Earth Day Social Paddle

5/7/2017 Sunday Cico de Mayo Social Paddle

5/13/2017 Saturday Mother's Day Social Paddle

6/4/2017 Sunday Social Paddle

7/2/2017 Sunday Independence Day Paddle

 

8/5/2017 Saturday Social Paddle

9/4/2017 Labor Day Social Paddle

10/8/2017 Sunday Social Paddle

10/29/2017 Sunday Halloween Social Paddle

11/5/2017 Sunday Social Paddle

11/26/2017 Sunday Thanksgiving Social Paddle

12/10/2017 Sunday Social Paddle

12/25/2017 Christmas Day Social Paddle

 


Women's Social Paddles

Monday 10am to 12pm

Thursday 10am to 12pm

Come paddle with a group of local women who love the water as much as you do! Our Thursday social paddle for women is lead by Isabella Wilk. The paddle is between 2-4 miles. It is free for Mike's Paddle members and those who bring their own board and equipment. $20 for non-members who need to rent. Must have experience paddling - know how to self rescue (fall off the board and get back), paddle straight for 100 yards and stop, be able to turn.


Saturday Downwind Shuttles

May to August Saturday afternoons 

3pm: shuttle picks up at 3342 Bridgeview Isle, Alameda, Ca 94051 - this is the southwest side of the Bay Farm Bridge. $15/pp

5pm: shuttle picks up at 13701-13789 Monarch Bay Dr, San Leandro, CA 94577 - this is the public ramp of San Leandro Marina. $25/pp

Note: Mike's Paddle is not responsible for paddlers while they are on these downwind runs. Mike's Paddle only provides shuttle service to pick up paddlers. Regular rental rates apply. If you miss the shuttle pick up time, you are responsible to get yourself back to your vehicle and return rental boards back to the shop. 


Intermediate Run: Mike's Paddle to Bay Farm Bridge 5 Miles

Hazards:

  • Boat traffic in Ballena Isle Marina and San Francisco Bay
  • Windsurfers and kitesurfer traffic in San Francisco Bay
  • Shallow sandy waters near Crown Memorial Beach and Bay Farm Bridge
  • Boat traffic near Bay Farm Bridge

Advanced Run: Mike's Paddle to San Leandro Marina 10 Miles

Hazards:

  • Boat traffic in Ballena Isle Marina and San Francisco Bay
  • Windsurfers and kitesurfer traffic in San Francisco Bay
  • Shallow sandy waters near Crown Memorial Beach and Bay Farm Bridge
  • Boat traffic near Bay Farm Bridge
  • STAY OFF OAKLAND AIRPORT BUOYS
  • Boat traffic near San Leandro Marina