Kayaking and paddleboarding are enjoyable year round in San Diego. Here are some tips on how to dress the part, depending on the temperature. And items we recommend you bring.

Items to Bring
  • Water Bottle
  • Snacks
  • Sunscreen (available for purchase here)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Towel

Please note: Anything you take with you may get wet, so cell phones, key fobs, and any electronics should only be taken in water proof containers. We have cases and dry bags available for purchase for your cell phones for $10-30. These allow you to take photos and make calls while still keeping your phone dry. We also offer rental lockers for $5/hour.


Dress for the water temp, not the air temp— avoid cotton, which will chill you; quick-drying clothing is a must.

  • Bathing suit or board shorts
  • Quick-drying shorts/yoga pants etc.
  • Thermal, quick-drying top (rash guards, fleece, polypropylene, or other synthetics are best. Cotton makes you cold)
  • Windbreaker or paddling jacket (optional)
  • Footwear: water shoes, booties, sport sandals, or old tennis shoes are best. Barefoot is ok too.
  • Change of Clothes for Afterwords