Paddle Board Hourly Rental Locations
Try our boards before you
$20 for 1 hour - can then be applied toward a new board
2261 Avenida De La Playa
La Jolla, California 92037
Phone: (858) 454-6195
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Mission Bay Sportscenter
1010 Santa Clara Place
San Diego, CA 92109
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Of all the ways to get an introduction to standup
up paddle boarding tours
up paddle surfing lessons
), perhaps the best
yet also the most elusive, is the standup paddle
board demos that SUP manufacturers and retailers
put on from time to time. Being a new and unfamiliar
sport in many of the markets that SUPs are popping
up, everyone in the industry agrees that the more
people that try the sport the more will get hooked.
As such, SUP manufacturers and standup paddle board
retailers frequently team up to put on demo days.
As a new (or experienced) rider researching a future
board purchase, this is an ideal chance to see dozens
of different standup boards and paddles of all shapes
and sizes from many different brands all at once.
There is nothing to strap to your car, nor anything
to carry to the water. All of the boards will be
in the water ready for you to hop on and give a
5-10 minute test drive. Usually, you can speak directly
with knowledgeable sales reps from the brands or
shop owners. It’s a great way to see the differences
in stability, feel, and tracking of many different
boards at once. It’s also a great way to meet
other standup paddle board enthusiasts in your area.
Keep an eye out for demos in your area. We occasionally
post demos from around the country and around the
world on our blog.
Another type of standup paddle board demo is the
individual demo you can do with a local shop that
carries SUPs. This is kind of like a rental, but
you don’t get the generic (and usually crappy)
rental boards. Instead, where available, you get
to demo the actual board you’re looking to
purchase. Shop owners that I’ve spoke to say
some shoppers demo between 2-4 different boards
before they make a purchase decision. Many shops
have special demo offers, and oftentimes apply a
portion of your demo/rental costs to the purchase
of a board. Check your local shop, or better yet
check the local shop when you’re on vacation
in Hawaii, Southern California, or Florida (where
selection is usually broader).