Stand-Up Paddleboard Clinics


We have been offering SUP clinics in conjunction with Marin County Parks since 2009. Our clinics are geared toward first-time and novice paddlers wishing to learn to paddle in relatively calm conditions as well as intermediate paddlers wishing to improve their balance, stance, paddle stroke, and water knowledge. Our stand-up paddle board clinics take place at McNears Beach Park in San Rafael. Clinics are usually held in the morning, but the time may vary depending on the tide.   

Stand-up Paddleboarding, or “SUP” as we refer to it, is an awesome way to spend time outdoors, on the water, while getting a great workout. Balancing on the board takes little time to master and opens up endless recreational possibilities from a quiet early morning paddle on a serene lake to downwind racing on a big swell to surfing big waves only accessible with a paddleboard or jet ski. Though we welcome the more advanced, for the novice paddlers, our main goal is to get your “sea legs” relaxed and comfortable while traveling on the board.

What We Provide

Demo Sport will provide you with the following:
-leash for your board,
-lesson that fits your skill set, and
-tour of the beautiful McNears Beach Park in San Rafael. 

What You Need

Aside from your awesome attitude, you should bring the following to your clinic:
-sunglasses with retainer,
-sunscreen, and
-hydration (water bottle, Gatorade, etc.)

Though not required, you are welcome to bring the following:
-wet suit top,
-rash guard, 
-wet suit booties, or
-a waterproof camera 


McNears Beach Park in San Rafael 
201 Cantera Way
San Rafael, CA 94901


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Ready to Schedule Your Clinic?

Give us a call at (415) 454-3500 and we'll schedule a time that works for you! If you're not sure what days would be best, check out our events calendar, and look for the days and times marked with "high tide." Our clinics fill up fast so give us a call today!