Make the Most of Your Summer With These Extreme Sports
In need of a summertime adventure? Try your hand at one of these extreme sports around the Bay Area.
Rock Climbing at Planet Granite
Work on your upper-body strength and get over your fear of heights with a Belay Lesson and Climbing or Bouldering Fundamentals class at Planet Granite. The classes teach you how to stay safe on ropes and practice basic climbing positions. Scale 45-foot walls on top rope or hone your technique with bouldering all while enjoying the view // $28 for Belay Lesson, $35 for Fundamentals Class, 924 Mason St. (Nob Hill), planetgranite.com/locations/sanfrancisco
Surfing Lessons in Pacifica with the University of Surfing
The West Coast is the best coast according to the Beach Boys and Katy Perry, so why not take advantage of it and catch some waves? Dive into surfing with lessons from the University of Surfing, located only a BART ride away. Private and group lessons are available to help you get in the water and hang ten. // $100-$600, by appointment only, Linda Mar State Beach (Pacifica), universityofsurfing.com
Mountain Biking with Mountain Biking Marin
Take your love for cycling off the city streets and delve into mountain biking in beautiful Marin. Enjoy guided rides and mountain biking lessons in beautiful China Camp, Tamarancho, and Northstar. Mountain Biking Marin caters to cyclists of all levels. // $220-$520 (Marin), mountainbikingmarin.com
Ropes Course at Fort Miley with the Pacific Leadership Institute
Spend time with friends or family at Lands End in Golden Gate National Recreation Area on PLI's team-based ropes course. The course is designed to challenge you physically while building confidence, trust, communication, and skills. Hang out in the trees and climb ladders and ropes with a pre-registered group or drop in with friends on a Community Open Day. // $35-$50, 1600 Holloway Ave. (Park Merced), pliprograms.org
Parkour class at Acrosports
Don't let anything stand in your way of learning that YouTube-famous sport parkour. With lessons from Acrosports, you could be changing your daily commute from mundane to exhilarating, though being able to vault over the BART gates is no excuse for not swiping your Clipper card. // $35. Tuesdays at 7-8:30 p.m. 639 Frederick St. (Cole Valley), acrosports.org
This article was originally published in June 2016.