Ripple Effect currently practices on the water 3 times a week, on Wednesday evening, and on Saturday and Sunday morning.  The time, schedule, and location of practices are subject to change, so please double-check with the coaches on practice times.

Practices are held at Lake Merced. The entrance to the lake is on Harding Rd, right off of Skyline Blvd. Find us at the left-hand side grass area at the end of the parking lot.


Current Practice Schedule for 2018!


Land Training 9:00AM - 10:00 AM

Water Practice 10:00AM - 12:00 PM


Water Practice 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Tuesday ERG Workout

6:00PM - 8:00PM (beginning sometime in March)


Water Practice 6:00PM - 8:00 PM Beginning March 14


LAND TRAINING, ERG WORKOUTS, and fitness Therapy

Want more of a healthy lifestyle?

If you want to expand your fitness activities and continue a healthy, active lifestyle, come to our land training workouts on Saturday, led by a member of our Fitness Staff. Workouts are a lot easier and fun when you have a group to help push through. All the things we do here will help build you up to be the best paddler you can be.

We also hold erg workouts once a week. In addition to extra training on our modified paddling erg, you will run through a variety of workouts ranging from HIIT (high intensity interval training) to strength and conditioning to yoga. These are designed to allow everyone to get a good workout in a positive and encouraging environment.

We have teamed up with Fitness Therapy to further expand our exposure to health and fitness to help everyone realize their goals! Fitness Therapy is a gym located in Daly City and offers innovative group training classes, personal training, and nutrition advice. They are offering us a private group training class every Sunday morning. The classes are led by certified fitness professionals and utilize a variety of equipment suitable for all fitness levels. 

Gear Up

Don't have a paddle or PFD yet? Don't worry, they will be provided at the lake.

The proper attire to wear to a water practice would be anything that doesn't absorb too much water such as: athletic shorts, swim trunks or nylon pants, dry-weave tees, flip-flops, and watersocks or sports sandals. On those incredibly bright days, a cap, visor, or sunglasses would help. If you plan on attending land training, bring a pair of sports shoes.

Other items to bring are sunscreen to prevent burns, water to keep hydrated, a towel to dry off afterwards, and a change of clothes if you don't want to be soggy when getting lunch or dinner.

Post-Practice Meal

Can’t get enough of us on the water? After practice we usually grab a meal together. There is no better time to get to know your fellow paddlers than over a delicious meal. The lake is perfectly located, close to many restaurants nearby such as The Noodle House, Pieology, and Kevin’s Noodle House.