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Stand up paddle boarding-

Anyone have a recommendation for stand up paddle boarding in the LA area? We would like to paddle board at Venice beach. Saw a place at marina del ray- would that be the closest? Or does anyone know a place directly at Venice beach? Also saw a place in Malibu. Advise?

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1. Re: Stand up paddle boarding-

The best place to rent would be in Marina del Rey, the place on Admiralty, it's quiet and serene.

http://www.venicepaddleboards.com

In Malibu, there's http://malibusurfshack.com but not as easy to get in the water there.

Edited: 11:53 am, July 05, 2016
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2. Re: Stand up paddle boarding-

Jay's or Kapowui for Venice Beach.

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What is your recommendation for lessons? How hard is paddle boarding? Boys are 24 and in good shape-

Edited: 2:14 pm, July 05, 2016
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Both of those places look great. Do you recommend lessons? How hard is paddle boarding? Boys are 24, good swimmers, and in good physical condition-

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They should be fine.

On the other hand, the water is calmer in Marina del Rey (it's an inland waterway rather than the ocean). Your sons can always start in the Marina and paddle out into the ocean.

I just spoke to Jay's and the rep said that beginner lessons are usually offered in Marina del Rey even though Jay's is located in Venice.

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Beginners means going to the Marina del Rey place I linked. Don't try learning elsewhere.

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7. Re: Stand up paddle boarding-

Stand up paddle boarding requires the ability to stand up and not much more. Getting on the board is the hardest thing to learn.

If there are any waves at all at Venice Beach, learn in the marina.

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