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Paddle & Party • Sun, Oct 28 at 9:00AM Instructed by Victoria Anweiler

Come join the community of paddlers on our monthly social paddles! Beginner paddles is 11am to 1pm (2 hours) about 2 - 5 miles depending on the ability of the group. We'll start at Mike's Paddle and head towards open bay either towards Bay Bridge or Oakland Airport. Refreshments and snacks will be served after the paddle! Social Paddles are free for members and those who have their own boards! Many of our social paddles are holiday weekends and we encourage you to wear costumes!

Rental rates are $25/hr for board, leash, paddle and PFD. Wetsuit rentals are $10.

***First time paddlers: please sign up for our Intro to SUP instead.***


Special instructions

Social Paddles are 11am to 1pm (2 hours) about 2 - 5 miles depending on the ability of the group. We'll start at Mike's Paddle and head towards open bay either towards Bay Bridge or Oakland Airport. Refreshments and snacks will be served after the paddle! Social Paddles are free for members and those who have their own boards! Many of our social paddles are holiday weekends and we encourage you to wear costumes!

***If you have never paddled before, please sign up for our Intro to SUP class instead***

Social Paddles for Summer/Fall 2018

5/20/2018 Sunday Season Opening Day Social Paddle

5/26/2018 Saturday Memorial Day Social Paddle

6/17/2018 Sunday Eat Your Vegetables Day Social Paddle

7/4/2018 Wednesday Independence Day Social Paddle

7/15/2018 Sunday National Ice Cream Day Social Paddle

8/19/2018 Sunday World Photo Day Social Paddle

9/3/2018 Monday Labor Day Social Paddle

9/16/2018 Wife Appreciation Day Social Paddle

10/20/2018 PaddleSplash Social Paddle

Thank you for registering!

Mike’s Paddle provides:

Board

Paddle

Leash

PFD - Personal Floatation Device or Life Jacket

Wetsuit (if needed)

What to bring/wear:

DO NOT WEAR COTTON ON WATER!

Exercise shirt

Exercise pants, board shorts or Yoga pants

Bikinis for wetsuits (if needed)

Sunscreen

Hat & Sunglasses with leash (you’ll lose them in the water without croakies or leash)

Phone

If you are late for more than 15 minutes, you will forfeit the class. We do this because we respect all of our clients. At the beginning of class, we may not be able to answer the phone because clients are arriving. Please leave a message at 415-295-2925 for cancellations.

Restaurant Recommendations

Perfect ending to the trip. Abigail's Cafe and Pier 29 restaurant are both next to Mike's Paddle. Abigail's Cafe is a family run moroccan deli/cafe that provides delicious sandwiches, soups and salad. Pier 29 restaurant is a also a family run but full service restaurant with bar. Both restaurant has amazing views of San Francisco Bay and outside seating.

Parking

When you arrive at Ballena Isle Marina, there’s always lots of parking on the street. Great place to get a view of San Francisco skyline!

Our shop is located behind and to the right of Pier 29 Restaurant on the walkway. PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN FRONT OF THE RESTAURANT. THIS LOT IS FOR RESTAURANT PATRONS ONLY.

If you drive past Abigail’s Café, there’s another large parking lot with plenty of parking.

Driving Directions

We are located at 1120 Ballena Blvd., Suite 200, Alameda, CA 94501

From Alameda:

Take Central Ave north towards the Navy Base, take a left on Ballena Blvd (half a mile from Webster). Cross the bridge and you’ll see Ballena Isles Marina on your left.

Once you see Ballena Isles Marina - Go past Pier 29 restaurant and enter the parking lot on the left, just past Abigail's Cafe. Look for the Mike's Paddle signage and it will lead you to the shop by the water.

From San Francisco:

Cross the bay bridge, exit towards I-880 South - Alameda/San Jose/Airport

On I-880 South, exit towards Broadway/Alameda.

At the exit, turn right on 5th street. At Broadway, turn slight left under the overpass towards Webster Tunnel/Alameda.

After the tunnel, stay on the right side and continue down on Webster pass the commercial district.

Take a right on Central Ave and after half a mile, left on Ballena Blvd.

Cross the bridge and you’ll see Ballena Isles Marina on your left.

Once you see Ballena Isles Marina - Go past Pier 29 restaurant and enter the parking lot on the left, just past Abigail's Cafe. Look for the Mike's Paddle signage and it will lead you to the shop by the water.

From Oakland or Berkeley:

Arrive at the Webster Tunnel in Oakland Downtown on Broadway Street or Webster Street.

After the tunnel, stay on the right side and continue down on Webster pass the commercial district.

Take a right on Central Ave and after half a mile, left on Ballena Blvd.

Cross the bridge and you’ll see Ballena Isles Marina on your left.

Once you see Ballena Isles Marina - Go past Pier 29 restaurant and enter the parking lot on the left, just past Abigail's Cafe. Look for the Mike's Paddle signage and it will lead you to the shop by the water.


Cancellation policy If you cancel, a visit may be deducted from an applicable plan or pass.