Water Sports

Our enviable coastal setting and temperate climate provide the perfect setting for numerous water sports and activities.

From an adrenaline-filled surf session to kayaking the sheltered waters of Pillar Point Harbor, there’s an ocean activity for every skill and comfort level. Ask a local and they’ll tell you that getting out on the water is the best way to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the coast.

Our waves and surf culture are legendary. Mavericks is one of the top big wave surfing spots in the world, and there are plenty of surf instructors willing to help newbies get their feet wet at more modest swells. If you’re not ready to hang ten, look to the gentle waters of Pillar Point Harbor, one of safest, most protected harbors in the nation. Here, you’ll find numerous opportunities to kayak and stand-up paddle board through a diverse marine ecosystem, waving hello to the occasional, curious seal or two.

Half Moon Bay Kayak Company

(650) 773-6101
Princeton-by-the-Sea, Half Moon Bay, California

Half Moon Bay Kayak Company offers kayaks, paddle boards, and bicycle rentals of many varieties, including all the gear necessary for a fun, safe, and comfortable adventure. They also offer guided trips and private instruction, let your Bay Area sea kayaking adventure begin here. California paddle boarding is also a popular outdoor sport that provides a great workout while enjoying the great outdoors.


(650) 560-8088
Half Moon Bay, California

In addition to hosting the Mavericks Internationally known surfing competitions, Mavericks Paddle Sports is dedicated to stand-up paddleboarding offering classes, gear and rentals. Mavericks Surf Shop also offers a variety of surfing clothing and gear as well.

Your Bay Area sea kayaking adventure can also include the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, known for its extensive tide pools that host an abundance of marine life.