Better Surf than Sorry – San Diego, California

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Better Surf than Sorry
5059 Newport Ave. Ste 302
San Diego, CA 92107
Hours: M-F 7:30am-2:00pm, depending on swell
Lessons: Yes
Rentals: Yes

About Better Surf than Sorry

This is a shop which lives and loves the sport of SUPing and has created their own unique line of products to match the needs of stand up paddlers. They even boast an entire product line dedicated to kids known as “Surfer Baby”. The shop is a mere 100 yards from the ocean and their primary customer base is, unsurprisingly, water and beach lovers.

The shop sells boards from Focus SUP Hawaii, in addition to pup decks, big board schleppers, board racks, and more. No food or drinks are available on site, but they are located within the same building as the famous South Beach Bar and Grill.

A number of paddling events are held in San Diego throughout the year, to include the annual Hanohano Ocean Challenge each January and the Sunday, Sunday, Sunday racing series during the summer. Paddlers venturing out in Mission Bay may wish to launch from Bonita Cove. If venturing down to San Diego Bay, Shelter Island is a desirable location from which to set out.

San Diego is also home to several outrigger canoe clubs, where a number of local paddlers frequently take to the water to improve their paddling skills and compete in regional races. There are also a wide range of informal paddling groups which meet up several times a week for workouts.


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