Video | San Francisco Bay | Paddlers’ Playground

When Gaspar de Portolá and his men first discovered San Francisco Bay during a land expedition in 1769, they couldn’t have known they were unveiling one of the best SUP spots on earth. Today, the Bay is well-known as a standup paddler’s haven with something on tap for all who SUP. Whether touring, downwinding, surfing or just fooling around with friends—from Alcatraz to Angel Island, McCovey Cove to the Golden Gate—the paddling opportunities are virtually endless in San Francisco. One can only imagine how different the history books would read if Portolá and his men were into SUP.

Check out the San Francisco profile in our Urban Paddle Guide.

Downwinding in San Francisco: A SUP magazine digital feature.