Give SUP a shot
Stand-up paddleboarding (or, if you want to sound in the know, SUP) has been booming in popularity the last few years, and for good reason. You look really cool standing up on a board, casually paddling along the water, and here’s the kicker: it’s actually not difficult... especially if you don’t care about going fast. You may want to start off your SUP life in the calmer waters of somewhere like Richardson Bay, or in the hands of a shop like 101 Surf Sports in San Rafael. They host lessons on Sundays, group paddle training sessions weekly, and races nearly every weekend in the summer -- which often come with wacky costumes (bonus!). If you get really into it, buy the $120 unlimited 30-day paddler pass. Or if you’re up for an extra challenge, try SUP Yoga.