Buddy Deal: 10% off services
Perfect Paddles Recommendation: SUP Travel
Closest City: San Diego
Signature Service: Destination SUP
Best Time to Visit: The best times to visit San Diego are from March to May and between September and November when the air is more breathable and the crowds are less oppressive. (travel.usnews.com)
Distance from Airport: 12-minute drive from San Diego International Airport
Our instructors and SUP guides are certified in Stand-Up-Paddle on flat water or surf, and in ocean safety. Each individual instructor has his/her own highly-developed intimate understanding and knowledge of the ocean, tides, swells, waves, wind, weather, and wildlife.
We offer Surf excursions, Reef Tours, Full Moon paddles, Kelp Forest excursions as well as international excursions across the border to Mexico and to southern epic surf spots. The water dwellers are awesome as we view local wildlife such as dolphins, whales, seals, turtles, fish, and sea birds; the experience is endless beauty.
Our sessions include simple SUP basics to get you up and paddling. Some of the basics are paddling techniques, physical fitness,
ocean knowledge, and safety. Stand-Up-Paddle is a low-impact form of exercise and great for recovery. We will guide you and your friends through nature's waterways safely and with total enjoyment in mind, body, and spirit.
For the serious SUPers—beginner to advanced—we have in-depth workshops and daily training. We train Stand-Up-Paddle as a form of physical fitness, guiding everyone to use proper technique, posture, and breathing while learning proper form. We encourage everyone to come Stand-up-paddle and keep your Spirit SUP!!
Meet Adam Uribe of Spirit SUP in Encinitas, California.
Hi Adam, could you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Grew up passionate about my love and respect for the water, specifically the Ocean since a child. I've surfed all my life pretty much and started SUP in 2008 with the spirit sup crew. Our Focus is to connect with the spirit of the water and all the life we share this precious Element with. We have a saying we live by Water Is Life!!! We invite people to paddle Mother Nature's water ways with us respectfully to all the life and safely with total joy. John Afshari is a local legend who works with special needs and adaptive surfers local and national.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your experience with paddleboarding
Started SUP 2008. Have extensive knowledge of Southern California and Baja Mexico surfing and sup spots. Yearly surf trips to Maui or Kauai to surf. Traveled through out Arizona, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada and more stand up paddling flat water.
Location Overview - Tell us about your water environment
We have many paddle spots depending on the paddlers ... Flat water, we have Oceanside Harbor, Carlsbad Lagoon or Mission Bay. For surf spots we have many to choose from; reef breaks seasides, sunset cliffs, tabletops. Beach breaks Oceanside, D street.
What services do you offer?
We offer Lessons, Excursions, Flat Water, Paddle Fishing, Race Training, Rentals, Sunrise Paddle, Sunset Paddle, Full Moon Paddle, SUP Yoga, Tours, Workouts.
Are there any other local attractions others may be interested in?
Whales migrate south starting in January, we have lots of dolphins, pelicans, king fishers, kelp beds and great fishing. The natural environment is always changing daily, monthly and seasonal so depending on time of paddle.
Do you have a season or do you operate year round?
We paddle all year long, it's great!
Tell us about your favorite local food and why you love it
Swamis cafe or Honey's Bistro, also Eve Cafe is good for the vegan and GoodOnYa cafe
Where would you recommend travelers stay nearby?
Econo lodge in Encinitas
Are there any additional activities nearby that you recommend?
Swamis meditation gardens, Balboa Park, Scripps Aquarium
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