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Coastside Outdoor Recreation Calendar

Your guide to outdoor adventures in Half Moon Bay and Pacifica.

Kayaking

rentals, ongoing,

Kayak rentals are available by appointment. Call for rental availability at 650-728-1803 or e-mail kenny@calkayak.com. Rental rates: $15/hr for single kayak; $25/hr for tandem kayak. Take-away rentals available by appointment: $50/day for single kayak; $60/day for tandem kayak (reduced rates for additional days).

 

California Canoe & Kayak, Nov. 26, 2011, Pillar Point Tour
Get up close and personal with harbor seals, marine birds and other wildlife on a kayak tour of Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay. No previous experience necessary for double kayaks. $49. Trip duration: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 650-728-1803 or e-mail kenny@calkayak.com to reserve space.

 

Kiteboarding

Boardsports Windsurfing & Kiteboarding School, every Sunday, Coyote Point, San Mateo

Intro to Kiteboarding Clinic. Meet at 1603 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo from 4pm-5:30 p.m. $50. Call 385-1224 for more information.

 

Standup Paddleboarding

Boardsports Stand Up Paddle clinic, every Sunday, Coyote Point, San Mateo

Beginner SUP Clinic at 1603 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo from 9 to 10:30 a.m. every Sunday for $99.

 

Half Moon Bay Harbor SUP Tour, Fall 2011

Tour dates for a 2.5-hour harbor tour with optional Half Moon Bay Brewery Apres Surf ($49-$99) are TBD at this point. All tours include board and paddle rental. If you have your own board and paddle and want to join our tours, tour price only is $10 per trip. Wetsuits not provided but get 15 percent off wetsuit purchase for any SUPper Club Tour participants. Optional Social outings following each paddle tour not included in price. If interested, e-mail your contact information to info@boardsportsschool.com. Board Sports will announce the Fall 2011 dates in an e-mail.

 

SUP Yoga session with and Omjavid Yoga, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011

Meet at Mavericks Surf Shop, 25 Johnson Pier, Pillar Point Harbor, suit up, paddle out to flat water and do yoga with Omjavid Yoga instructor. Call 560-8088 for times, fees and to sign up.

 

Surfing

Jetty Betty Surf School, ongoing, Half Moon Bay

Surf lessons, specializing in 1:1 lessons. Cost: $120 for a private 90-minute lesson. Only $80 more for each additional surfer. Call (650) 455-8141 or visit jettybettysurf@hotmail.com for more information.

, ongoing, Half Moon Bay
Group, semi-private and private surfing lessons for all ages; ocean safety instruction Half Moon Bay. Call
(650) 726-8686 or visit www.openoceansurfing.com.

, ongoing, Pacifica

Weeklong and weekend instruction for kids and families; trips, birthday and corporate parties
surfing. Call (650) 738-5757 or visit www.surfpacifica.com.

 

Biking

Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz, Saturday, October 22, 2011

Beginner or slower mountain bikers on our monthly slow ride every 4th Saturday of the month. This ride will be at a more leisurely pace. There will probably be an intermediate/advanced group for the regulars and fast people as well. The slow ride is beginner friendly but does require fitness and controlled off-road bike handling skills. Meet at 10 am at the park sign at just north of the tunnel under Highway 1. The best way to get to the meeting spot is to park in the Wilder Ranch parking lot, walk your bike through the Ranch area, past the barn, chickens and garden, ride under the highway using the tunnel and you should see the park sign by the cattle gate. For more information, go to www.mbosc.org.

 

ROMP: Responsible Organize Mountain Pedalers, October 29, 2011

Annual ROMP Halloween Costume Mountain Bike Ride, Purisima to Half Moon Bay and back. Advanced Intermediate Ride Starts at the Purisima Parking Lot on Skyline Blvd just north of Kings Mountain Road at 9:30 a.m. This is a mountain bike ride with over 30 miles and 3,500 feet climbing. Thirty percent paved roads closer to Half Moon Bay. The ride includes visits to preselected pumpkin patch for photo opts and a break. Maps will be provided. Prizes awarded back at the Purisima parking lot for those bringing back the most weight in pumpkins purchased, oddest-looking pumpkin, weirdest pumpkin stem, etc. Prizes awarded for best costumes. Panniers, backpacks, bob carts, and pockets can be used to transport pumpkins. Tandems are welcomed. Call 408 257-8284, Linda & Glenn Wegner, for more information.

 

Sailing

Half Moon Bay Yacht Club, Women Sailing Group, Every Fourth Thursday of the Month

The HMBYC Women Sailing Group meets once a month on the fourth Thursday. In November, meetings are at 6:30 on the third Thursday because of Thanksgiving. No meetings in December with meetings starting up again in January, February and March at 6:30 p.m. for sailing seminars. Women sailing begins meetings around 5:30 with only sailing. For more information or to become a member to join the Women Sailing Group call 650-465-2664 or pfruse@earthlink.net.

Half Moon Bay Yacht Club, Sailing on Sundays and Sunday Skipper, ongoing

HMBYC Members get checked out by the club's senior sailors and can be certified to use the Club’s Cal20s, C15s, Lasers or other boats for a leisurely sail inside Pillar Point Harbor. Sunday Skippers take out small groups for a sail in the Harbor.

 

Swimming

, Half Moon Bay, Masters and Lap Swim, ongoing

Masters: The newly formed Mavericks Masters team, coached by Bill Saxsenmier and Cindy Lee, offers coached practices for those swimmers who compete and for those who would like to structured practices in a group environment.  Swimmers must be registered with USA Masters. MAV Masters practice times are: Monday - Friday: 5:30 – 7 a.m., 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays:  11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lap Swim: Lap swim is for those of any age 18+ wishing to swim on their own and at their own pace.  Lap swim times are the same as above for Masters. $60 for a 10-swim pass or unlimited access pass to adult/masters sessions in a calendar month. All Masters and adult lap swim participants must be members of United States Masters Swimming.  You can join USMS online by visiting www.usms.org and clicking on the join/renew links.

 

Hiking

South Bay Ramblers Hiking Group, Coastal trail and Loop 88 Trail, Marin Headlands, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011

Meet at 9 a.m. to hike the six-mile loop from Rodeo Beach up the headlands, past newly refurbished Battery Townsley to explore old concrete structures. Continue up Wolf Ridge, to Hill 88, about a 1,000-foot climb, stopping to take in the expanse of the ocean and bay from the top of an old flat-topped cement gun placement. This is considered one of the finest views in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The hike will then head down towards the Gerbode Valle and swing back to the lagoon. This is fall raptor migration season in the headlands. $12 membership dues to cut down on non-participation and to assist us in the cost of running our meet-up site, paying for essentials at our picnic and other events and the time and effort involved in running an active group. For more information, visit www.southbayramblers.com.

Send information for your outdoor fitness event located along the San Mateo County coast by e-mail to Christa Bigue at xtapalmer@gmail.com.

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