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San Diego's Action Sports

Extreme? We don't think so

Welcome to the epicenter of action sports in North America. From surfing and skateboarding to hang-gliding and mountain biking, or even flying with a water-powered jetpack, San Diego is always on the go. 


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San Diegans love an active lifestyle, and the action sports culture has influenced everything -- from the way we speak and dress to the local music and art scene. Actions sports industry leaders, like skateboard legend Tony Hawk, or the Flying Tomato, Shaun White, have both established their homes and headquarters here. Action sports aficionados from around the world gather at San Diego's beaches and bays, skate parks, boardwalks and BMX tracks for carefree holidays and high-performance competitions.

Dropping In

Visitors of all ages and experience levels can get in on the action, whether it's a leisurely family bike ride on the Mission Beach boardwalk, or an adrenaline-fueled weekend of off-roading in the backcountry deserts and dunes. Whatever your interest, be it rock climbing or hang-gliding, there are specialty shops and specialized facilities all over San Diego that can provide the equipment, instruction and advice you need to get out there and get rowdy.

Browse the articles and listings below to incorporate action sports like surfing, skateboarding hang gliding or mountain biking into your next San Diego vacation.

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