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Welcome to Mission Bay Aquatic Center

Welcome to Mission Bay Aquatic Center

Mission Bay Aquatic Center is one of the world's largest instructional waterfront facilities located in beautiful San Diego, California. Last year over 30,000 participants experienced surfing, sailing, wakeboarding, wakesurfing, stand up paddling, waterskiing, rowing, kayaking, and windsurfing. Tens of thousands of people have learned to safely enjoy watersports at MBAC over the past 45 years.

Mission Bay Aquatic Center is owned and operated by Associated Students of San Diego State University and UCSD Recreation and is open to the public. The aquatic center is home to The Watersports Camp, a youth day camp sponsored by the Peninsula Family YMCA for kids ages 6-17.

MBAC is recognized as a model for safe watersports education and operations and is the regional boating safety center for the California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways. As a LEED Platinum Certified Facility the center is commited to fostering a culture of sustainability and protecting the marine environment.


Due to COVID19 and evolving related guidance we are only able to operate certain programs at this time. Please see the list below that we will update with the current status of programming. Our number one priority continues to be the safety and well being of our participants and staff.

Private Lessons
Wakeboarding OPEN
Small Boat Sailing OPEN
Keelboat Sailing CLOSED
Stand Up Paddling OPEN
Surfing OPEN
Windsurfing OPEN
Kayaking OPEN
Equipment Rentals
Stand Up Paddling OPEN
Kayaking OPEN
Sailboats OPEN
Windsurfing OPEN
Surfboards OPEN
Rowing Equipment CLOSED
Party Packages CLOSED
Group Lessons w/RESTRICTIONS
Company Picnics CLOSED
Youth Programs
The Watersports Camp OPEN
Enrichment Programs OPEN
Wakesports Classes
Sunrise Wakeboarding OPEN
Earlybird Waterskiing OPEN
Dawn Patrol Wakesurfing CLOSED
Wakeboarding Freeride Session CLOSED
Sailing Classes
Basic Sailing OPEN
Advanced Sailing OPEN
Hobie Cat Sailing OPEN
Instructional Clinics OPEN
Windsurfing Classes
Intro to Windsurfing OPEN
Windsurfing Level 1 OPEN
Surfing Classes CLOSED
Stand Up Paddling Classes
Moonlight Paddling OPEN
Instructional Clinics OPEN
Kayaking Classes
Moonlight Paddling OPEN
Rowing Classes CLOSED

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