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Stand Up Paddleboard Rentals

We offer a variety of SurfTech paddleboards for rent of various lengths. Our current fleet of paddleboards includes SurfTech Laird 12’1” boards and SurfTech Universal 9’6”, 10’6” and 11’6” boards and we provide adjustable paddles. We provide comfortable PFD belt packs for renters 18 years and older to wear while paddling. The first time that you paddleboard at MBAC we will provide a brief orientation how to use the equipment properly and where it is stored. We have over 70 boards and we do NOT take reservations.

Paddleboard Rental Policies:

  1. You must be at least 18 years of age to rent equipment and willing to take financial and legal responsibility for the equipment you are renting (no more than 5 rentals per adult). For anyone under 18 who will be on equipment a General Release and Liability Waiver must be signed by their parent.
  2. If you choose to pay with cash you must provide a credit card for us to have on file in the event that you do not return the equipment in the condition in which it was received. 
  3. All equipment must be returned within 2.5 hours or ½ hour before closing—whichever comes first.
  4. You must wear a personal flotation device (PFD) at ALL TIMES. We have PFD belt packs for paddleboarders at least 18 years of age or lifejackets for paddlebarders under 18 years of age.
  5. You must be at least 10 years old and 65 pounds to paddle your own paddleboard.
  6. Children under 10 years of age or 65 pounds are allowed to ride on a stand up paddleboard with someone who meets the age and weight requirements.
  7. Rentals are self service, meaning that customers are expected to setup, rinse, and put away their own equipment.
  8. You are not allowed to go under any bridges.
  9. No animals or alcohol allowed on equipment.
  10. Commercial activity is prohibited on rental equipment.

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Stand Up Paddleboard

Stand Up Paddleboard

SurfTech paddleboards ranging in sizes from 9'6" to 12'1".


2.5 hour rental Fee SDSU/UCSD Current Student
1-Visit $28 $21
3-Visit $65 $49
6-Visit $112 $84

Save money with 3-visit and 6-visit packages!

Monthly Paddling Membership

Monthly Paddling Membership

Mission Bay Aquatic Center is now offering Paddling Memberships! Whether you are a frequent paddler, or are looking for an inexpensive way to paddle, these memberships are a great way to kayak or SUP without the hassle of purchasing, storing, or transporting equipment.

At $29/month, the membership is just $1 more than one rental of a stand up paddleboard or double kayak and allows you to paddle every day! Plus, as a member you will receive some pretty amazing benefits, including:

  • Unlimited Paddling Rentals*
  • Skip the line!  Take your membership card straight to the dockmaster to check out equipment!
  • 20% off guest rentals (member must be present, up to four guests at one time)
  • 10% off classes
  • Member-only used equipment sales
  • Member-only coupons and special offers
  • Membership dues support camperships and programs for persons with disabilities


Fee SDSU/UCSD Current Student
Monthly Fee $29/month $29/month


  1. Minimum 4 month membership commitment.
  2. Membership fee will be auto-charged monthly January-November.  There is no charge for December.
  3. Paddling membership includes use of stand up paddleboards and single and double kayaks.
  4. One 2.5-hour rental per day unless equipment is available and no renters are waiting. You must return at the end of 2.5 hours to ensure availability and re-checkout equipment.
  5. Based on availability of equipment.  Membership does not guarantee availability of equipment during peak times.
  6. Member must be present for guest rental discount. Up to 4 guests per day. Excludes additional discounts and rental packages.
  7. Class discount cannot be combined with other discounts including class packages.
  8. Please review the Rental Agreement Contract during membership registration for a full list of terms and conditions.