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Marina del Rey Stand Up Paddleboarding w/ David Ginsburg

Who needs Peaks & Professors when you've got Paddleboarding & Professors? Join environmental studies professor David Ginsburg in his element: the ocean! Paddleboards will be provided and we'll have a relaxing beach picnic after our time on the water.

NOTE: We will be wearing life vests, but please do not sign up for this trip if you have any doubts about your ability to safely swim and tread water. We want our trips to be enjoyable for all participants, and safety plays a big part in that :)

Do you have your own paddleboard(s) you could bring along? Shoot us an email ( for a potential discount!


PLAYA: Marina del Rey

DIFFICULTY: 1/5 (no SUP experience needed!)

SCENERY: Venice Beach, Santa Monica Mountains in the distance

FUN FACT: David Ginsburg paddled with his arms from Catalina Island to the mainland!


PROFESSOR: David Ginsburg

DEPARTMENT: Environmental Studies

RATE MY PROFESSOR: "His jokes are spot on."

David Ginsburg is an environmental studies professor at USC Dornsife. His passions lie in marine biology and coastal policy. Dr. Ginsburg also teaches students to scuba dive and got his Ph.D. right here at USC!

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TRIP LEAD: Ben Watkins

Contact Ben:

Read Ben's bio here.

Read Ben's spotlight here.

ADDRESS: Marina del Rey, CA


Earlier Event: September 29
Calabasas Peak w/ Doug Hammond
Later Event: September 29
Mt. Baden-Powell w/ Darren Ruddell