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SFBA is here to promote boardsports, that's kiting, windsurfing and Standup Paddling BTW, and we want to see our  local retails thrive. Fortunately we have some excellent shops in the area that can supply all manner of gear.  In addition there are teachers and coaches operating out of these shops and working independently.  It's tough to run a shop when everything can be mail- ordered at the flick of mouse.  So give 'em the business!      

Boardsports Locations at Crown Beach in Alameda, and Coyote Point.  Gear for kiting and windsurfing.  Tons of kite lessons at Alameda but they teach windsurfing too.   Website:  www.boardsportsschool.com

 101 Surfsports:  New shop in San Rafael, right on the SR canal.  Carry everything from Kites to SUP Boards to Kayaks.  Oh yeah, they have surf boards too!  Rentals and lessons at their location. www.101surfsports.com

 Live 2 Kite  Focus is on Kiting, but also have SUP and Wakeboards. Located in Marin County near the Larkspur Ferry.  www.Live2kite.com

Helm of the Sun Valley This shop with the odd sounding name is located in San Mateo and sells snow stuff in the winter and kite and windsurf gear in the warmer months.  Have been in business the longest of any of the windsurf shops.  They also have a regular swap and popular meet in the parking lot.  Check them out when you're on the Peninsula.   www.helmsports.com

Delta Windsurf  You can almost sail into the lobby of this shop!  Located on Sherman Island, right off the main highway, this shop is open three seasons and stocks windsurf, kite and SUP gear.   www.deltawindsurf.com

  

 

San Francisco Boardsailing Association Shop Guide


The SFBA provides this shop guide as a service to the Windsurfing/Kitesurfing communitiy. (please note, some shops may keep different hours in the winter, and, as far as demos of kites are concerned, call ahead to get the scoop)

  Hours Retail Demos
Rentals
Lessons
ABK Sports
193 Rockland Street
Hanover, MA 02339
Phone: (781) 829-8917
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year round clinics     yes
Airwave
137 9th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 346-3806
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custom order by phone yes Kitesurf Yes    
Bay Area Kitesurf
415 Gates St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
Toll Free: +1 877.KITESF1 (877.548.3731)
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http://www.bayareakitesurf.com
Online only Kitesurf Yes Kitesurf Yes  
Boardsports School
1200 Clay St. #8
San Francisco, CA 94108
The Shack @
Crown Beach Alameda

(415) 385-1224
Spring/Summer Wed-Sun yes Kitesurf Yes Windsurf Yes Kitesurf Yes Windsurf Yes Kitesurf Yes
Boardsports School and Shop 1603 Coyote Point Drive
(in the park)
San Mateo, CA 94401
(415) 385-1224
March-September
Thurs/Fri:
3pm-7pm

Sat-Sun:
10am-6pm

Mon-Wed: retail sales & private lessons available by appointment
Windsurf Yes Kitesurf Yes Windsurf Yes Kitesurf Yes Windsurf Yes Kitesurf Yes
Cal Adventures
UC Aquatic Club
Berkeley Marina (rentals) Classes:
125 University
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 642-4000
Friday 12PM-sunset, Sat-Sun 7:30AM -sunset   yes yes
Cal Sailing Club
Berkeley Marina 125 University
Berkeley, CA 94704
M-F 12PM- sunset, Sat-Sun 9AM -sunset   yes yes
  Hours Retail Demos
Rentals
Lessons
California Windsurfing
650 Shell Blvd
Foster City, CA 94404
(650) 594-0335
10AM-7PM Tu-Su   yes yes
Delta Windsurf Company
3729 Sherman Island Rd
Rio Vista, CA 94571
916-777-2299 
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call Windsurf Yes Kitesurf Yes Windsurf Yes Kitesurf Yes Windsurf Yes Kitesurf Yes
Edge Kiteboarding School
@ The Access, Sherman Island
617-686-0636
call     Kitesurf Yes

Helm Ski & Windsurf
333 N. Amphlett Blvd.
San Mateo, CA 94401
(650) 344-2711
(877) 975-4332

Monday Closed
Tues-Fri 11-7
Sat 10-6
Sun 12-6
Windsurf Yes Kitesurf Yes Windsurf Yes Kitesurf Yes Kitesurf Yes
Ki'topia, School of Kiteboarding
4800 W Sherman Islan Rd.
Rio Vista, Ca. 94571
(209) 480-2067
call     Kitesurf Yes
Live2kite LLC
44 Industrial Way
Greenbrae, CA 94904
415.924.9463
toll free: 866.373.7873
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10am to 6pm weekdays 10am to 2pm weekends.
Online shop at www.live2kite.com
Kitesurf Yes Kitesurf Yes Kitesurf Yes
ShorelineAquatic Center
3160 N Shoreline Blvd.
Mountain View, CA 94043
(650) 965 7474
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Spring/Summer 10am-6pm

Fall/Winter 10am-5pm

  yes yes
Sheldon Kiteboarding
154 N. Front Street
Rio Vista, CA 94571
707-374-3053
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call Bruce for lessons     Kitesurf Yes
  Hours Retail Demos
Rentals
Lessons
Wind Over Water Kiteboarding
Burlingame, CA
(650) 218-6023
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call for lessons     Kitesurfing yes
Women On Water
San Francisco, CA
(415) 385-1224
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call for lessons     yes

Note that inclusion in this list does not represent any endorsement by the SFBA. Contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if any of the information is incorrect.