It has been called the single fastest growing sport in the world. Stand Up Paddling dates back to the ‘60s when surfing instructors used the technique to position themselves for taking photos. It has evolved into a very popular sport on lakes, rivers and estuaries. Paddles used for SUP are similar to paddles used for canoeing or kayaking, with extended handles to reach the water from a standing position.
Petaluma Stand Up Paddle is located at the Petaluma Marina next to the Sheraton.
They have boards on the water so you don’t have to carry them or transport them. Petaluma SUP offer tours, lessons and rentals by the hour. Join them for a Sunset Paddle, a trip downstream to downtown Petaluma, or up the Petaluma River and back. For a reasonable fee, you can even keep your board overnight. Local enthusiasts should check on the Season Pass and Rent to Own programs. Ask about Eco-Adventures including Tomales Bay in West Marin.
775 Baywood Drive, STE 105, Petaluma • 707.765.1131 • petalumasup.com