May
24
to May 26

California River Quest

Cali River Quest is one of the most inspiring races that we have participated in the past several years. Formally called Cal-100, name after the grueling 100 mile race on the Sacramento River in one day, this race has been supported by the Friends of the River and our local community.

Set on the scenic wilderness section fo the Sacramento River - you’ll experience mellow whitewater and fantastic scenery. This year there’ll be options for 100, 50, 25, and sprints so everyone is welcome!

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Jun
1
4:30 PM16:30

Glidezilla - Monster Downwinder

Glidezilla is THE downwinder event in San Francisco Bay! Every summer we have consistent windy conditions for downwinders and Barbary Ghost serves up boat shuttles almost every day for your gliding pleasure.

Pending conditions, we are planning the Glidezilla event early June with a window of June 1st to June 16th.

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Jun
1
4:30 PM16:30

Paddle & Party: Family Fun

 
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Paddle & Party: Family Fun

June 1, 10am to 1pm

Social Paddle 10am to 12pm

Join us for a fun family day on the water! Kids paddle for free!

All kids are FREE for this event! This event is a great opportunity to get the whole family out on the water! It is also a great way to give your kids the experience of paddling so they can decide if they want to join our kids camp, have a youth birthday party or participate in our fall kids league! There's no better way to spend time with your family than out on the water developing a hobby that you can all do together for years to come! We will have 2 different paddles this day to accommodate all skill levels of all ages. Minimum age is 6 years old for kids. This event is not only for families and children's everyone in our paddling community is welcome!

Families: Parents pay $25 for the social paddle and kids get to come paddle with parents for free.

Experienced kids: For kids who have either taken an intro class, summer camp or kids league, we’ll have an instructor to lead them on a social paddle together.

First timers: For kids who haven’t never paddled before, we’ll have an instructor to give them a short lesson on land and take everyone out on the inflatable Red Dragon or Supsquatch!

As you can tell this will be a popular event for the summer so make sure you register early!

Afternoon Pizza Party 12pm to 1pm

After the social paddle, we’re sure that everyone will be hungry! We’ll have pizza delivered and drinks for everyone.

Afternoon Skateboard Lesson 1pm to 2pm

Want to try out skateboards that uses a paddle? No problem, we’ll have two instructors setup a perimeter in the parking to show kids how to ride a skateboard.

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Jun
6
6:00 PM18:00

Sunset Paddle & Party

 
 
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SUNSET PADDLE & PARTY

JUNE 6 - 6PM TO 8:30PM

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One of the most amazing times to paddle on the Bay is to watch the sun setting over the San Francisco skyline from the water. What a great way to relax and unwind after a long day of work. After our sunset paddle we will be having drinks to an hors d'oeuvre in our courtyard. This is sure to be one of our most popular events! First Thursday of every month from May to October (except for July 4th is July 11th).

Event Schedule :

  • 6pm - 6:30pm Registration & Welcome

  • 6:30pm - 7:30pm Paddle 

  • 7:30pm - 8:30pm PARTY

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Jun
16
9:00 AM09:00

Father's Day Celebration

 
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CELEBRATE FATHER’S DAY WITH US!

We would like to extend our thanks to fathers by giving them a free day of paddle! Here are your two options for getting your dad on the water:

  • Intro to Stand Up Paddle Board $85: Sign yourself up first and email us to get the free class for your father/partner.

  • Social Paddle (For those who know how to paddle already): Sign yourself up first and email us to get the free social paddle for your father/partner.

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Jun
29
4:30 PM16:30

Encinal Beach Fun Race

 
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Encinal Beach Fun Race

RACE INFO

Race Registration:

1.5 Mile Fun Course $30 pre-registration, $45 on race day.

4 Mile Technical Course $30 pre-registration, $45 on race day.

6 Mile Long Course $40 pre-registration, $55 on race day.

1.5 Mile Fun Course for kids (equipment included) $10 pre-registaration, $30 on race day. 

Board Rentals:

Race day board rentals are $40 for basic boards, $60 for premium boards and $10 for kids under 14. You're welcome to paddle before and after the race. Board rentals include board, lifejacket, leash and paddle. Please reserve your board before the race as we may not have what you want on the day of the race. Contact info@mikespaddle.com or call 415-295-2925.

Race Day Information:

8am - 9am Registration

Parking: Please see parking maps below.

Check-in: Please check in at the registration desk. If the race is at Mike's Paddle, register at the shop. If the race is at Encinal Beach, look for us at the picnic tables by the beach. 

9:30am Mass Race Start

Group 1: 6 mile - Long Distance

Group 2: 4 mile - Technical Distance 

Group 3: 1.5 mile - Fun Race! Short Distance - Great for beginners and kids/parents!

Race Categories

By Age: Under 18, 18 to 49 and Masters 50+.

By Craft: SUP 12'6, SUP 14, Kayak (sit inside), Kayak (sit on top), Double Sea Kayak, Surfski, Double Surfski, OC1, OC2, OC6

12:00pm Lunch and Award

Directions

Parking map

1.5 Mile Short Course

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4 Mile Intermediate Course

(yellow lap is called a hot lap)

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6 Mile Long Course

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Jul
11
6:00 PM18:00

Sunset Paddle & Party

 
 
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SUNSET PADDLE & PARTY

JULY 11 - 6PM TO 8:30PM

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One of the most amazing times to paddle on the Bay is to watch the sun setting over the San Francisco skyline from the water. What a great way to relax and unwind after a long day of work. After our sunset paddle we will be having drinks to an hors d'oeuvre in our courtyard. This is sure to be one of our most popular events! First Thursday of every month from May to October (except for July 4th is July 11th).

Event Schedule :

  • 6pm - 6:30pm Registration & Welcome

  • 6:30pm - 7:30pm Paddle 

  • 7:30pm - 8:30pm PARTY

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Jul
21
4:30 PM16:30

Paddle & Party: Pirate Paddle Scavenger Hunt

 
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Paddle & Party: Pirate Paddle Scavenger Hunt

July 21 10am to 1pm

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ARRRRRRR! Why couldn't the pirate learn the alphabet?...Because they were stuck at C! Will be hosting our first-ever pirate paddle scavenger hunt! Participants will be split into random teams, given their first clue and sent on a race to paddle and find the buried treasure! Bring your family and friends for this EPIC hunt of the summer. All ages are welcome to join. Pirate attire is highly encouraged. We will also be hosting a mid-summer SALE to pick up all the newest paddling gear.

10am to 12pm Pirate Paddle Scavenger Hunt ($25)

12pm to 1pm Light snacks and drinks



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Aug
1
6:00 PM18:00

Sunset Paddle & Party

 
 
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SUNSET PADDLE & PARTY

AUGUST 1 - 6PM TO 8:30PM

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One of the most amazing times to paddle on the Bay is to watch the sun setting over the San Francisco skyline from the water. What a great way to relax and unwind after a long day of work. After our sunset paddle we will be having drinks to an hors d'oeuvre in our courtyard. This is sure to be one of our most popular events! First Thursday of every month from May to October (except for July 4th is July 11th).

Event Schedule :

  • 6pm - 6:30pm Registration & Welcome

  • 6:30pm - 7:30pm Paddle 

  • 7:30pm - 8:30pm PARTY

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Aug
11
10:00 AM10:00

Paddle & Party: Summer Camp For All Ages

 
 
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PADDLE & PARTY: Summer Camp For All Ages

Aug 11 10AM TO 1PM

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Our summer camp kids have so much fun in camp that we figured we should give everyone the truly amazing experience of playing on the water. We are pulling out the SUPsquash the REDdragon and our favorite games on and off water. This event is to celebrate another amazing summer camp season! Be prepared to get wet. OH NO let the crazy CHAOS begin!  If you attended our PaddleSplash event last year you know how out of control our team relay race can be! Now we add a whole new level of fun by adding obstacles to the race! All ages are welcome, teams will be chosen the morning of the event. Or you can just paddle out and watch the craziness…

10am to 12pm Social Paddle Open to Everyone ($25)

12pm to 1pm Light snacks and drinks

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Aug
17
to Aug 18

Columbia Gorge Paddle Championship

The Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge has been one of world’s best wind watersports events! This year, SIC is now the proud new sponsor of the event and we would love to support this great SUP Producer. This event is also one of 9 major events in the Paddle League World Tour. Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge has been going on since 2011, so it’s almost a decade of running great races.

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Aug
23
to Aug 30

Croatia SUP Adventure 2019

 
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Croatia SUP Adventure with Victoria Anweiler

8 DAY 7 NIGHT SUP & SUP YOGA ADVENTURE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN

Ever wanted to explore the most amazing location in the the Mediterranean on a SUP? Well we have the perfect trip for you planned later this year. Croatia is one of the top destinations for SUP touring in the world featured by the National Geographic. The water is warm, the food is excellent and we get to enjoy the solitude and beauty of a Mediterranean island. We will stay in BnBs with delicious breakfasts. The SUP journeys are between 3 to 6 miles per day with cycling excursions and yoga class sprinkled throughout the week. Ever want to explore a soviet era submarine cave? You've got it. Ever want to SUP and yoga in the warm Mediterranean sun? You've got it. This trip is definitely going to repeat every year for us!

Trip Costs:

Share a room with a friend (2 single beds) - $2500/pp (2 beds available)

Private room (1 double bed) - $3000/pp (8 beds available)

Private Apartment (1 bedroom, 1 bath, 1 double bed) - $3500/pp (1 unit available)

Share the Private Apartment with your friend or partner - $3000/pp

Trip cost includes all 7 nights accommodation and meals on the Molat island, All SUP adventures, yoga classes, hiking and cycling adventures.

Flight: SFO to EU Hub typically costs between $600 and $1600. EU Hub to Zadar, Croatia typically costs $150 to $300. We have found tickets as low as $700 to Zadar, Croatia.

Deposits: We require a 50% non-refundable deposit to reserve your spot. The other 50% is due 60 days before the trip. The deposit is non-refundable as we have to book housing and outfitters ahead of time and those costs are not refundable to us.

Cancellations: We highly encourage you purchase a trip insurance. Once you have paid your deposit, it is not refundable. If you cancel within 60 days of the trip’s start date, we will refund you 50% of the trip minus a $200 administrative fee.

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Aug
30
to Sep 6

Croatia SUP Yoga Adventure 2019

 
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Croatia SUP Yoga Adventure with Nicole Harrow

8 DAY 7 NIGHT SUP & SUP YOGA ADVENTURE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN

Ever wanted to explore the most amazing location in the the Mediterranean on a SUP? Well we have the perfect trip for you planned later this year. Croatia is one of the top destinations for SUP touring in the world featured by the National Geographic. The water is warm, the food is excellent and we get to enjoy the solitude and beauty of a Mediterranean island. We will stay in BnBs with delicious breakfasts. The SUP journeys are between 3 to 6 miles per day with cycling excursions and yoga class sprinkled throughout the week. Ever want to explore a soviet era submarine cave? You've got it. Ever want to SUP and yoga in the warm Mediterranean sun? You've got it. This trip is definitely going to repeat every year for us!

Trip Costs:

Share a room with a friend (2 single beds) - $2500/pp (2 beds available)

Private room (1 double bed) - $3000/pp (8 beds available)

Private Apartment (1 bedroom, 1 bath, 1 double bed) - $3500/pp (1 unit available)

Share the Private Apartment with your friend or partner - $3000/pp

Trip cost includes all 7 nights accommodation and meals on the Molat island, All SUP adventures, yoga classes, hiking and cycling adventures.

Flight: SFO to EU Hub typically costs between $600 and $1600. EU Hub to Zadar, Croatia typically costs $150 to $300. We have found tickets as low as $700 to Zadar, Croatia.

Deposits: We require a 50% non-refundable deposit to reserve your spot. The other 50% is due 60 days before the trip. The deposit is non-refundable as we have to book housing and outfitters ahead of time and those costs are not refundable to us.

Cancellations: We highly encourage you purchase a trip insurance. Once you have paid your deposit, it is not refundable. If you cancel within 60 days of the trip’s start date, we will refund you 50% of the trip minus a $200 administrative fee.

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Sep
14
to Sep 15

PaddleSplash Alameda

PaddleSplash Alameda

9/14/2019 to 9/15/2019

Saturday, September 14, 2019
7am Registration
7:45 Skippers Meeting
8am Mass Start - 9 and 16 mile racers Encinal Yacht Club
10am - 11am Mike's Paddle: 9 mile racers arrive, take shuttle back to Mike's Paddle
12pm - 2pm - Encinal Yacht Club: 16 mile racers arrive
1pm - 3pm BBQ, Music and Awards

September 15, 2019

7am-9am Setup and Race Registration

9am-11am Distance Races: 1 mile, 3 mile and 6 mile

11am Costume change - Batman Day

11:30am Batman/Batgirl/Batkid/Robin Paddle Parade - Encinal Yacht Club to Jack London Square

12pm-2pm BBQ & Music

2pm-4pm Clean up

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Sep
29
4:30 PM16:30

Battle of the Bay San Francisco

Battle of the Bay is the biggest and most competitive SUP Race event here in the Bay Area. It is a World SUP tour event drawing athletes from all over the world. We’re excited to help with the race in 2019 as it is one of our team and tribe event fo the year. Look for us in the results!

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Oct
3
6:00 PM18:00

Sunset Paddle & Party

 
 
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SUNSET PADDLE & PARTY

OCTOBER 3 - 6PM TO 8:30PM

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One of the most amazing times to paddle on the Bay is to watch the sun setting over the San Francisco skyline from the water. What a great way to relax and unwind after a long day of work. After our sunset paddle we will be having drinks to an hors d'oeuvre in our courtyard. This is sure to be one of our most popular events! First Thursday of every month from May to October (except for July 4th is July 11th).

Event Schedule :

  • 6pm - 6:30pm Registration & Welcome

  • 6:30pm - 7:30pm Paddle 

  • 7:30pm - 8:30pm PARTY

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Oct
11
to Oct 13

Pacifica Paddle Games

The best race on the west coast? Possibly the best one on the planet. Pacific Paddle Games was originally Battle of the Paddle - the seminal event that brought big sup races into popular culture. Every year athletes and amateurs from all over the world, almost 800 of them, go to Dana Point and battle their heart out. Our beloved Infinity Surf and SUP is based out of this wonderful location.

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Oct
19
to Oct 20

Seatrek Regatta

The annual Sea Trek Regatta is a chance for the Bay Area paddling community to share in a fun and challenging day paddling on the San Francisco Bay. Come join us on Saturday October 20th, 2018 for the most fun sea kayaking event of the year. The Regatta is open to people of all abilities, sea kayakers, stand-up paddlers, outriggers, and other paddling crafts.

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Oct
26
to Oct 27

Paddle & Party: Halloween & Animal Paddle!

 
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Paddle & Party: Halloween & Animal Paddle!

October 26 - 27, 2019

End of Season Sale (All Weekend)

Everything must go! Our end of the season sale will have all boards, paddles and accessories on sale.

Check out the shop inventory here!

Paddle & Party: Halloween!

With Halloween around the corner we want to see your best paddling costume. It's one thing to get pictures with your costume on land it's another thing to get pictures of your costume on the water with the San Francisco skyline behind you!

If you've been around the Mike's paddle shop you know how much we love our animals! This event is created so all the animals out there can come paddle with their owners. May you and your animal be experience paddling together or made it be there first time this is a great event to get them out on the water and get a few pictures too! Please bring your animals PFD if they have one, we will have a few that you can rent. We will also have some animal treats to help them stay on the board and be rewarded for their bravery on the board. Animals of all sizes welcome. This event is not only for animals and their owners everyone in our paddling community is welcome, it will be too cute to miss!

As the weather begins to turn the Mike's paddle shops goes mostly dormant during the winter so we can host our SUP Caravan trip in warmer parts of the world! Join us for our final Paddle & Party. Everyone is welcome. Huge end of season SALE all weekend long!

  • 10am - 12pm Social Paddle - Everyone is welcome! (Reserve Now)

  • 12pm - 1pm Light snacks and drinks!

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May
12
9:00 AM09:00

Mother's Day Celebration

 
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Celebrate Mother’s Day with us!

We would like to extend our thanks to mothers by giving them a free day of paddle! Here are your two options for getting your mom on the water:

  • Intro to Stand Up Paddle Board $85: Sign yourself up first and email us to get the free class for your mom/partner.

  • Social Paddle (For those who know how to paddle already): Sign yourself up first and email us to get the free social paddle for your mom/partner.

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May
4
to May 5

5 Year Anniversary Celebration

 
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5 Year Anniversary Celebration

Hooray! The Mike's paddle season is officially running. We want to invite everyone to join us in celebrating Mike’s Paddle 5 Year Anniversary . This is a great event to invite your friends and family so they begin the season early and don't wait to start getting involved. We will also be including  a skills clinic during the paddle to help refresh your skills and get ready for the season. We will be hosting this event in the rain or shine. There's also a large SALE the whole weekend to get all of your paddling gear ready for the season at a great price! 

May 4, 2019 5 Year Anniversary Sale

  • Boards 10-30% off

  • All accessories 30% off

  • Free demos for all boards (must have level 1 skills to demo)

May 5, 2019 5 Year Anniversary Paddle and Party

  • 12pm Cinco de Mayo Lunch

  • 1pm 5 Year Anniversary Awards

  • 1pm-4pm Music and Dancing

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May
2
6:00 PM18:00

Sunset Paddle & Party

 
 
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SUNSET PADDLE & PARTY

MAY 2 - 6PM TO 8:30PM

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One of the most amazing times to paddle on the Bay is to watch the sun setting over the San Francisco skyline from the water. What a great way to relax and unwind after a long day of work. After our sunset paddle we will be having drinks to an hors d'oeuvre in our courtyard. This is sure to be one of our most popular events! First Thursday of every month from May to October (except for July 4th is July 11th).

Event Schedule :

  • 6pm - 6:30pm Registration & Welcome

  • 6:30pm - 7:30pm Paddle 

  • 7:30pm - 8:30pm PARTY

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Apr
24
to Apr 29

The Carolina Cup

The Carolina Cup is one of the most iconic SUP race event in the world. Nine years running, it draws some of the worlds top talents in racing and surfing to this beach town on the east coast. Professional clinics precedes the race weekend so you can get your training before testing it out with the crowd. There’s a little something for everyone: 3.5 mile rec race, 6.5 mile flat water race, and the dreaded 13 mile graveyard elite race. Over 900 paddlers come and compete for the race in 2016, it is touted to be one of the biggest and most competitive SUP race in the world.

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Mar
28
to Mar 31

Santa Cruz Paddlefest

Ready to take your surfing to the next level or just want watch some of the best kayaking and paddle surfers in the world? Go no further than Santa Cruz - We’ve got one of the best events in the world. Every spring, paddle surfers from all over the US and the word descend upon Santa Cruz to take over Steamer Lane and Cowells, two of the most iconic surf breaks in Northern California.

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Feb
10
to Feb 15

Costa Rica

Costa Rica 2019

2/10/19 - 2/15/19

SUP Adventure 6 Days 5 Nights in the Central American Tropics

National Geographic has called the National Park of Corcovado and Gulfo Dulce "the most biologically intense place on Earth in terms of biodiversity". In a short six days you'll spot many ocean and land animals: whales, dolphins, crocodiles, spider monkeys, howler monkeys, macaws, and many more! In terms of paddling, the diversity this area offers is just as stunning: mangroves, deep gulfs, coastal rock gardens, and surf. Every day we wake up next to the water with a tropical spread and rich Costa Rican coffee. Our paddling location is located between Gulfo Dulce and the mangroves. There are miles of coast to explore on paddle boards and our private boat. Side trips to waterfall, coffee farms and jungle hikes are all part of the trip!

Trip Costs:

Waterfront shared cabanas with 3 double beds - $1500

Waterfront private cabanas with 1 double bed - $2500

Cabanas have one bathroom and AC. 

Trip cost includes all 6 day 5 nights accommodation and meals in Puerto Jimenez.

Flight: SFO or east coast flight to San Jose are between $400 and $600. San Jose to Puerto Jimenez have multiple airlines multiple times a day for a 45 minute flight. We recommend that you fly to San Jose on the first day and stay near the airport. Fly from Puerto Jimenez the second day. Flights to Puerto Jimenez can cost be between $100 and $200. 

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Jan
16
to Jan 20

La Ventana Classic

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La Ventana Classic

Let’s escape the winter and go to Baja! The La Ventana Classic (powered by Patagonia) is one of the best, adventurous and unique watersports/bike event in the world! This year it will be help January 16-20, 2019 with a kiteboarding and windsurf race, a SUP race, and a mountain bike race! The SUP race is consisted of a 11 mile island crossing downwinder, 4 mile downwind sprint and a short buoy course.

La Ventana (meaning the wind), is located in Baja California Sur, Mexico. It is one of the best places for windy sports with a gusty season between November and March. The daily wind is a thermal that funnels between the Cerravo Island Channel and the valley of Los Planes.

Our own Victoria Anweiler is spending some time down in Baja this season and she’s going to be volunteering for the event. Check for updates on this awesome event!

Where to stay:

Check out the Palapas Ventana - they’ve got you covered.


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May
20
9:00 AM09:00

2018 Stand Up Paddle Opening Day

Welcome to spring time at Mike's Paddle! Every year we open the Stand Up Paddle season with fun activities to welcome all paddlers back on the water. It's been a long winter and we'll be celebrating the seasons with a fun race, social paddle, free demos and rentals, classes and food and drinks!

Schedule

  • 9am to 12pm Free Paddleboard Demo at the Dock (Drop in)
  • 11am to 1pm Free Social Paddle (Drop in)
  • 9am to 12pm Healthy Drinks, Snacks and Vendors
  • 9am to 11am Sunday Fun Race (Register)
  • All Day - Free 1 hour rental (See rental page, must have experience, first come first serve)
  • 9:30am to 12:30pm Intro to SUP - Your first SUP Class! (Register)

Vendors

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May
19
9:00 AM09:00

2018 SUP Yoga Opening Day

Welcome to spring time at Mike's Paddle! Every year we open the SUP Yoga Season with a great bundle of activities to welcome yogis back on the water. It's been a long winter and we all need that healing energy of the water. 

Schedule

Vendors

 

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