Stand-Up Paddle-boarding has caught on big-time with canine passengers as well as the people who do the paddling. Most dogs love to ride along, although it can take some coaxing at first. Whether you own your own board or are a first-timer, you’ll find instant community at 101 Surf Sports in San Rafael, a sponsor of regular outings on which everyone has a dog on board.
Looking for a SUP community closer to home? Go to sup.meetup.com and enter your zip code: You’ll find enthusiasts, many of them with dogs, meeting regularly in Sacramento, Napa, Modesto, Lodi, Woodbridge, the Tri-Valley region, East Bay, Tahoe and beyond.
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