Thanks to the folks at Desolation Outdoors for allowing us to try a wide variety of the standup paddleboards today at China Camp State Park in San Rafael. Not only were the boards and some of the new paddles they had on hand a treat to try, the scenery and people at China Camp were amazing. Who knew such a place existed in the SF Bay Area, tucked away with so much history and so much to do. You can read all about it here: Friends of China Camp
Since the Desolation boards are designed on the SF Bay itself, it was only natural that I found the 10'6 Ko Lipe Carbon and the 14' Desolation Fastnet Carbon SUP boards a perfect fit for my taste. The water was glassy and the weather couldn't have been better and Desolation had instructors on hand to help guide us on the different characteristics of the boards and show us a new line of SUP paddles. We were impressed and can't wait for another opportunity to visit China Camp again for another memorable paddle experience in the bay!