Evans Mission Bay Magazine Issue 2 - Page 12

active Making a Splash San Diego is the perfect place to try a new water sport or enjoy an old favorite in a stunning setting, no matter your age or skill level. BY ASHLEY BURNETT Whether hanging 10 on a surfboard, feeling the rush of a WaveRunner or paddling a kayak through local inlets, there’s a reason so many people participate in at least one water sport while in San Diego: The warm weather and sparkling blue Pacific Ocean beckon locals and visitors alike to wade in. This city provides endless ways to hit the water and, in San Diego, there’s one locale that reigns supreme when it comes to water- based activities: Mission Bay. With more than 4,600 acres—about half of that is water— Mission Bay is billed as the nation’s largest aquatic park of its kind, featuring 27 miles of shoreline with plenty of sandy beaches, coves, lagoons and islands to explore. The bay’s calm surface makes it an ideal place for swimming, San Diego’s coast beckons to surfers. 12