Epic surfskis1

Convenience is key when we are trying to cram water time into our busy lives and surfskis are a convenient way to get your fix. While they are the fastest paddle craft on the water they are also easy to use.

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Epic V7 surfski

NEW for 2017, we are delighted to announce that Epic Surfskis and Wing Paddles are available to demo and buy at 101 Surf Sports. We are stoked to be partnering with Epic Kayaks, the world's leading manufacturer of performance kayaks, surfskis and paddles.

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San Rafael Bay

Surfskis are the fastest paddlecraft on the water. If you are looking for a great low impact workout that uses all the major muscle groups or a way to get out on the water to enjoy the incredible scenery and wildlife that the San Francisco Bay Area has to offer, surfski paddling is a great option. Surfskis can be used for racing or touring. Here at 101 Surf Sports we have partnered with Epic Kayaks, the world's leading manufacturer of surfskis and performance kayaks and we use the V7 surfski in our introductory lesson.

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Congratulations on owning the fastest paddlecraft on the San Francisco Bay! Surfskis are tons of fun and great exercise and your surfski will last a lifetime if you look after it.

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One of the biggest challenges for the San Francisco Bay Area paddler is deciding what to wear and when wear it, while kayaking or paddling surfski on The Bay. With the dramatic temperature variables of water and air at play, and the possibility of a capsize and swim, choosing the right gear can make the difference between a good day or a bad day on the water.

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101 Surf Sports Surfski & Kayak Course Records

Course Name Board/Boat   Conditions Division M/F   Date     Time     Prior Record
Marin Islands Carter Johnson Huki Surfski    Flat - light flood Surfski Men   3/11/17     42:17     Carter Johnson 2/11/17 43:13
Marin Islands Frank Perroneto / Amy Byers Double Surfski   Flat - with light flood Double Surfski Mixed   3/11/17     43:35      
Piling 17 course Carter Johnson Surfski  

Flat 1mph wind and flood tide

Surfski Men   10/18/15     45:34      52:34 Carter Johson 11/8/14
Piling 7 Course Team Selvidge SUP Squatch   Flat water - light tides Squatch Mixed   09/22/18     33:54      
Piling 7 course Kurt Feeter 8'2" Quad Surf board   Flat - perfect weather Smallest Ever SUP Men   2/3/18     49:07      
Piling 7 Course David Hook 11'2 Blend   Flat - perfect weather SUP Under 12'6 Men   2/3/18   : 40:13      
Piling 7 Course Madeleine King 10'5 Drive   Flat - perfect weather SUP Under 12'6 Women   2/3/18     43:12      
Piling 7 Course Ariel Bryant and Zoe Rice KSurfski Double   Flat - Flood tide Surfski x 2 Juniors   3/19/22     22:32      
Piling 7 Course Ariel Bryant Surfski   Hail and Wind - 1.5 knot flood tide Surfski Women & U18   3/11/17     22:36      Chloe Madden 22:51 3/1/17
Piling 7 Course

 Philip Majumadar

Surfski   Flat -and windless. Slight outgoing tide with rain river out.  surfski Men & U18  


    17:52      Jasper Caddell 19:25 3/11/17
Piling 7 Course Bob Cooper Necky 13ft Kayak  

Flat Water - 1 knot flood

Kayak Men   5/5/12      31.19    

 Bob Cooper 5/5/12 34.35

101 to Paradise Park Priscilla Mckenney Kayak  

15-20 NNW against a 1.4 flood

Kayak Women    12/7/13     1:33:06      
Fort Baker to Shop Carter Johnson & Allison Loomis Double Surfski   2 knot flood 5-8mph SSE Double Surfski Coed   12/12/15     1:36:25      
Fort Baker to Shop Kenny Howell Surfski   2 knot flood 5-8mph SSE Surfski Men   12/12/15     1:36:26      
Fort Baker to Shop James Sweeney Sea kayak  

 2 knot flood and 5-8 mph SSE Winds

Sea Kayak Men   12/12/15     2:17:00      


So come on down and get your game on and try to set a new benchmark! Records can be set any time by either filing a GPS course map or coming by the shop to have an official timer start and finish you . Course Maps Below

Piling 7 Course

Short Course Stand Up pAddleboard record marin county

Marin Islands Course

Stand Up paddleboard long course Marin County


Do You Have a Record to Submit for a Different Course?

Send us your time with some form of corroboration and we will gladly list it. Tell us:

  • When you did it
  • What craft you used (surfski/kayak/OC/SUP)

Ideas for Downwind Courses

Oyster Point to 101 Surf Sports (Redwood City) - 15.5 miles

Bodega Harbor to Lawsons Landing - 7 miles

Lawsons Landing to Millerton Point (Tomales Bay) - 11 miles

Bolinas to Horseshoe Cove - 14 miles

Horseshoe Cove to Berkeley Marina -9 miles

Davenport Landing to Santa Cruz (Cowells) - 14.5 miles

Santa Cruz (Cowells) to Monterey (Municipal Beach) - 26 miles

Ideas for Circuit Courses

101 Surf Sports (San Rafael) - Sisters - Brothers - Red Rock - 101 - 14.5 miles

Alcatraz & Angel Island Circumnavigation from Horseshoe Cove - 11 miles


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