101 Surf Sports Stand Up Paddleboarding and Kayaking on San Francisco Bay

Battle of the Bay San Francisco Paddle Race

Paddle races are won before the racing even starts. A simple concept to grasp but harder to back up with plan. And it's not winning as in beating someone. We define winning as a run of continuous personal bests.

Winning is setting goals and hitting them. Simply completing the Battle of the Bay courses should be one of those goals. Kaizen is the concept we like to build around.

The mindset of just doing a little better than yesterday is one that will lead you to improved performance in the long haul. The key word here is 'doing' and 'doing' lots. In fact you may have heard of the 10,000 hours rule? It takes a lot of time but a lot of time is what it takes. 

Battle of the Bay San Francisco Paddle Race

One important trick is to make that time fun time. Another is to spend that time with good people. So enter the Battle of the Bay training plan. We all know that Battle of the Bay is the pinnacle of the area's paddle race scene. However it's definitely not one that you just show up at and expect to do well with out laying down the proper pre-work. In a word the Battle of the Bay needs to be your "Goal" race. A target you set with a plan to hit it. Frankly approaching it any other way will likely just get you a good ol' fashioned water spanking. San Francisco Bay has been known to dish a few of those out now and then.

With that said we want to help. You will find below a list of just some of the San Francisco Bay Area's paddle training opportunities. These events have all been through extreme vetting for two key components. Good times and good folks. If you know more options than please do send us a heads up and we'll add them to the list. Most of these events are free to attend. 

Tuesday Morning Training Paddles at San Rafael 

Wednesday Morning Strawberry/Mill Valley Paddle Training - contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info. 

Sunday Morning Training Paddles Redwood City 

Monday Morning August 6th - Crissy Field Group Paddle San Francisco Bay

Monday Morning September 3rd - Crissy Field Group Paddle San Francisco Bay

Monday Morning September 24th - Crissy Field Group Paddle San Francisco Bay

Saturday September 22nd LLS Paddle Race at 101 Surf Sports San Rafael

Mikes Paddle Sunday Funday Races Alameda

Tuesday Night F-One America Practice Paddle Races

Norcal Water Womans group on Facebook.

he'e nalu outrigger canoe club

Join an Outrigger Canoe Club

Take paddle stroke lesson (or two). Call us at 415-524-8492 to schedule.

Schedule a private training session with Jen Fuller

TOW = time on water. See you there! 

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