As you will know if you’ve read our other posts about the city, we love San Diego, in particular Mission Beach, but the whole city made a massive impact on us the first time we visited just under a year ago.
There is so much to do, but one thing I tried for the very first time last time we were in San Diego was paddle boarding on the ocean (actually a very quiet ocean bay – I didn’t have to battle the waves!)
I have always wanted to try it and with so many watersports on offer in Mission Beach, I took the chance to try it out.
A quick lesson from the hire hut guy, and some rather worryingly laid back advice about ‘shuffling your feet so the stingrays move out of the way’ and I was on the water.
Rob kayaked and I paddle boarded for an hour or so, hiring the equipment from the Bahia Hotel ($25 each for an hour).
I am proud to say I didn’t fall in once. I did however have to push myself off from the wooden boat decking walkway more than once as it took my a while to get the hang of steering!
It was a great way to build up an appetite for a fish taco lunch whilst catching some sun and gliding over the clear water. I hoped to see a seal – no such luck. I did see hundreds of jellyfish though. Luckily they were harmless, but I didn’t realise this until I was safely back on the beach.
Whether it’s surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding, kite surfing – give watersports a try in Mission Beach.
Here’s the proof!