Welcome to the MAC!

Welcome to the MAC!

The Marina Aquatic Center (MAC) is UCLA's premier water-front recreation facility just 10 miles from campus in scenic Marina del Rey. The MAC is home to kayaking, rowing, sailing, surfing, stand up paddleboarding and windsurfing classes, as well as the UCLA Men's and Women's Rowing Teams, UCLA Sailing Team, MAC Junior Rowing Team, and youth boating programs.

Click here to register for MAC classes and programs.

Programs & Classes

Directions

Directions

The Marina Aquatic Center is located in Marina Del Rey at 14001 Fiji Way and is accessible by bus, bike, and car. Since parking is scarce (particularly on weekends and special events), we strongly encourage biking, busing, carpooling to the MAC.

For questions, please call: 310-823-0048 or email: mac@recreation.ucla.edu

  • From the NORTH via Admiralty Way.
    • Turn RIGHT onto Fiji Way from Admiralty Way.
  • From the NORTH via Lincoln Boulevard
    • Turn RIGHT onto Fiji Way from Lincoln Boulevard.
  • From the SOUTH via Lincoln Boulevard.
    • Turn LEFT onto Fiji Way from Lincoln Boulevard.


  • Once on Fiji Way
    • Drive down Fiji Way until you reach Breakwater Apartments. The MAC shares a private driveway with the apartment complex.
    • Turn RIGHT into Archstone-Breakwater Apartments driveway entrance. Be sure to stay to the LEFT. The private driveway parallels the public bike path.
    • DRIVE SLOWLY! At the end of driveway (there is a "UCLA Marina Aquatic Center" sign on the fence bordering the Private Entrance Gate).
    • Watch for joggers, pedestrians, skaters, cyclists and cars.
    • Please respect our neighbors and avoid making noise, especially for rentals before 9:00am.

     

    Click on the link below for an Offsite Parking map of Dock 52 & Fisherman’s Village

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Dock+52,+13552+Fiji+Way,+Marina+Del+Rey,+CA+90292/Fisherman's+Village,+Fiji+Way,+Marina+del+Rey,+CA/UCLA+Marina+Aquatic+Center,+Fiji+Way,+Marina+del+Rey,+CA/@33.9720548,-118.4483052,16z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m20!4m19!1m5!1m1!1s0x80c2b07f0c74ba07:0xc6632572ce219532!2m2!1d-118.4414347!2d33.9761059!1m5!1m1!1s0x80c2b07936b63f77:0x6796faba52053458!2m2!1d-118.4463379!2d33.9726059!1m5!1m1!1s0x80c2badf00000001:0xd1702b978cbf11ab!2m2!1d-118.446515!2d33.967986!3e2

 

Bus

  • Santa Monica Big Blue Bus #3 runs from campus Monday through Saturday to Lincoln Boulevard and Fiji Way (from there it is approximately a 20 minute walk to the MAC). For Big Blue Bus info call: (310) 451-5444. On Sundays, #3 originates in Brentwood at Gorham and San Vicente and runs every half hour. #1, #2, and #8 routes start at the UCLA Transit Center on Sundays and connect with the number 3 bus.
  • Culver City Bus #6 stops at Westwood Plaza (near the Ackerman turnaround) and runs on Sepulveda Boulevard. At Culver Boulevard, transfer to the #7 bus, which runs on Fiji Way. (Culver City Bus Service Map Link)
  • City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) Commuter Express Bus #437 runs to Admiralty Blvd. and Fiji Way Monday through Friday.

Bike/Rollerblade/Foot

The Ballona Creek Bike Path runs past the MAC. For more info, call the L.A. County Bike Map Hotline at (213) 244-6539. If you have a bicycle, feel free to ride to the MAC and lock up at our onsite bike-rack.

Parking

Parking is extremely limited (particularly on weekends and during special events). Free parking is available just a short walk away at Dock 52 on Fiji Way. Pay parking is available at nearby Fisherman's Village. Please be sure to give yourself enough time should you have to park off-site. Dock 52 is a 10-15 minute easy walk and Fisherman's Village is much closer. Please do not park anywhere at the Archstone Apartments. You will be towed. We appreciate your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience.

Off-site Directions

Surfing
 Directions to Rose Avenue (PDF)

Equipment Rental

There are many opportunities to get active on the beautiful waters of Marina del Rey. Here is a list of the equipment qualified individuals may rent from the UCLA Marina Aquatic Center.

Equipment

  • Kayaks: Sit-On-Top Single and Double Kayaks, Touring Kayaks
  • Rowing Shells: Maas Aeros, 24s, and 27s; Pocock Double
  • Sailboats: Capri 14, RS Vision, and Laser
  • Stand Up Paddleboards: Bic and JP
  • Windsurf Boards: Hi Fly and Bic


View Current Rental Hours

Hourly Rentals Tier 1:
Currently-enrolled UCLA Students
Tier 1:
Recreation Members
Tier 2:
Community
Catalina 14, RS Vision, Laser $15 $15 $30
Aero, Maas 24 & 27 $15 $15 $30
Hi Fly or B/C 283/293 Windsurfer Boards $15 $15 $30
Touring Kayak $15 $15 $30
Sit-on-top Single Kayak Free 2 hours* $15 $30
Sit-on-top Double Kayak Free 2 hours* $20 $35
Stand Up Paddleboard $15 $15 $30
Rental Passes
One-month $60 $60 $85
Three-month $145 $145 $195
Twelve-month $475 $475 $630

*Reservation required for groups of 10 or more individuals.
Free 2 hours of sit-on-top kayak rentals for currently-enrolled UCLA students up to a group of 30.
$10 per person for each additional hour. $100 flat fee for groups over 30. $5 guest fee applies for non-student in a double.
Equipment rentals are available to qualified participants. No experience needed for sit-on-top kayak

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  1. All rentals (except surfing) are only at the UCLA Marina Aquatic Center.
  2. Rentals are on a first-come, first-served basis. Before leaving for the marina, call the MAC to check on equipment availability.
  3. Basic swimming skills are required for all MAC activities.
  4. All renters must have a current release agreement on file.
  5. Personal flotation devices, wetsuits, harnesses and spray skirts are included with equipment rentals.
  6. The MAC may close without prior warning due to inclement weather or unsafe conditions. Prior to leaving for the marina call the MAC to check on conditions.
  7. You may pay for hourly rentals with cash, check, or credit card.
  8. If you have not been on the water during the past six months, the Dock Master may modify your qualifications.

Windsurfing is not permitted in Marina del Rey on the weekends due to excessive boat traffic.

PRIVATE LESSONS
Customize your learning! Contact us at 310.823.0048 ormac@recreation.ucla.edu to set up a private lesson.
Hourly Fee: $45/$65
Semi-Private (two people): $70/$110 per hour

SKILL EVALUATION AND ORIENTATIONS (SEO)

Sailing SEO
You will need to do a pre-evaluation at macsailing.org/Testout. Once you pass the pre-evaluation, you will need to pass 8 hours of class with a written test for the boat you want to rent (starting with Sailing I Capri). Contact us at 310.823.0048 or mac@recreation.ucla.edu to set up a SEO.
Fee: $45/$65
Plus One-month Rental Pass: $60/$85
Or Three-month Rental Pass: $145/$190

Sculling and Sea Kayaking
Available if you have prior experience and would like to become qualified to rent. Contact us at 310.823.0048 or mac@recreation.ucla.edu to set up a SEO.
Fee: $45/$65
Plus One-month Rental Pass: $60/$85
Or Three-month Rental Pass: $145/$190

Kayaking

Learn the basics of kayaking then expand your skills in the open ocean, surf zone and campus pools. The MAC's Sea Kayaking program has something for everyone, whether you want to enjoy the splendor of the marine environment, exercise for a few hours, or develop new friendships. Expect to get wet!

Our entry level "Sit-On-Top" kayaks are fun, stable, and perfect for beginners. There is no prior skill requirement for rentals, making them ideal for groups and fun afternoon paddles in the marina. UCLA students can rent sit on top kayaks for free during regular rental hours.

Register for Classes

To browse and register online for classes, click here.

MAC Brochure

Already have kayaking experience?

SEA KAYAKING CLASSES

Sunset Full-Moon Paddle

Sunset Full-Moon Paddle Class Information (PDF)

Sea Kayaking I 

Sea Kayaking I

Sea Kayaking I Class Outline (PDF)

Sea Kayaking I Class Handouts (PDF)

Sea Kayaking Class Information (PDF)

Sea Kayaking II

Sea Kayaking II Class Outline (PDF)

Sea Kayaking II Handouts  (PDF)

Sea Kayaking III

Sea Kayaking III Class Outline (PDF)

Sea Kayaking III Class Handouts (PDF)

Sea Kayaking IV- Advanced Skills Open Ocean & Sea Kayaking V-Workshop and Test-Out Group Classes: 

Prerequisite: Sea Kayaking II or III 

If  interested in these classes contact the MAC at 310.823.0048 or email mac@recreation.ucla.edu for more information. Minimum of three participants to run class. 

Stay Connected!

Use the kayaking e-mail list & MyUCLA kayaking subscription to find out about upcoming trips and events and stay in touch when you're off the water! Find paddle partners, view & post kayaking photos, trip reports and more. It's the next best thing to being here!


UCLA Marina Aquatic Center
14001 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 823-0048  |  mac@recreation.ucla.edu


Rowing

Our experienced instructors will make rowing a fun and relaxing way to enjoy the peace and solitude of a morning workout.

Register for Classes

To browse and register online for classes, click here.

MAC Brochure

Rowing Class Specifics

Sculling I Class Information (PDF)
Rowing Manual (PDF)

 

Rowing Links

General Rowing

Stay Connected!

Use the rowing e-mail list and MyUCLA rowing subscription to stay in touch when you're off the water! Find rowing partners, view & post rowing photos and more. It's the next best thing to being here! Enjoy rowing!


UCLA Marina Aquatic Center
14001 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 823-0048  |  mac@recreation.ucla.edu

Sailing

Our U.S. Sailing Certified instructors will show you how fun and exciting small boat sailing can be. Begin with Sailing I and continue to develop your skills in progressively more challenging and thrilling boats like the RS Vision and Laser. We offer ample after-class opportunities to enjoy a leisurely sail or friendly, competitive races. Launch yourself into a lifetime of fun and excitement with sailing at UCLA!

Experienced sailors who would like to rent equipment at the Marina Aquatic Center must either complete a Skills Evaluation Orientation (SEO) or the beginning level class for that particular sailboat. The complete SEO process for sailing is explained here.

To browse and register online for classes, click here.

Sailing Class Specifics

Sailing I Class Information (PDF)
Sailing I Capri Manual (PDF)
Sailing II Laser Manual (PDF)
Sailing II RS Vision Handout (PDF)
Sailing Skills Evaluation Procedures
 "Outside" Exam (PDF)
 Sample Exams (PDF)

More Sailing Information:

Once you are MAC Sailing qualified, join us for Friday Night Sailing Races every other Friday in Marina Del Rey. Races start at 6pm and run May 4th - August 24th. Click below for results:

MAC Friday Night Races 2018- Results Week 1

MAC Friday Night Races 2018 - Results Week 2

MAC Friday Night Races 2018 - Results Week 3

 

Join the UCLA Sailing Team

UCLA students, compete through Southern California and beyond. For more information, contact sailing@ucla.edu.

Stay Connected!

Use the sailing e-mail list and MyUCLA sailing subscription to stay in touch when you're off the water! Find crew and sailing partners, a ride to the MAC, view and post sailing photos and race results and more. It's the next best thing to being here! Enjoy sailing!


UCLA Marina Aquatic Center
14001 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 823-0048  |  mac@recreation.ucla.edu

Stand Up Paddling

No experience is necessary to rent a Stand Up Paddleboard at the UCLA Marina Aquatic Center during rental hours. However, first-time renters are required to complete a brief orientation and skills clinic. In this clinic students will learn to properly fit a lifejacket, balance on the board, navigate Marina del Rey, forward paddling strokes, basic turns, and how to fall and get back on the board.

Watch our SUP orientation video here.

For those who would like to learn more about SUP the Marina Aquatic Center offers Stand Up Paddleboarding I.

To browse and register online for classes, click here.

 

UCLA Marina Aquatic Center
14001 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 823-0048  |  mac@recreation.ucla.edu

SUP Standup Paddle Boarding in Los Angeles

Surfing

Register for Classes

To browse and register online for classes, click here.

MAC Brochure

Surfing Class Specifics

Classes meet at the Rose Avenue parking lot in Venice Beach at 7:15am (see map below). For more info, contact the Marina Aquatic Center below.

 Surfing I Manual (PDF)
 Surf Class Directions (PDF)

Stay Connected!

MyUCLA Surfing Subscription


UCLA Marina Aquatic Center
14001 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 823-0048  |  mac@recreation.ucla.edu

Windsurfing

To browse and register online for classes, click here.

MAC Brochure

Windsurfing Class Specifics

Windsurfing I Class Info (PDF)
 Windsurfing Manual (PDF)

Already have windsurfing experience?
Here's how you can demonstrate your skills.

Windsurfing is not permitted in Marina del Rey on the weekends due to excessive boat traffic.

Stay Connected!

Use the windsurfing e-mail list & MyUCLA to stay in touch when you're off the water! Find windsurfing partners, view and post windsurfing photos and more. It's the next best thing to being here! Enjoy windsurfing!


UCLA Marina Aquatic Center
14001 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 823-0048  |  mac@recreation.ucla.edu

Group Reservations

The Marina Aquatic Center specializes in working with groups to plan and deliver group adventures. Activities in the past have included kayaking, rowing, sailing, and sunset paddles with barbecuing and many other activities.

Please contact the MAC at (310) 823-0048 or mac@recreation.ucla.edu to inquire about a group adventure for your organization.

Past campus organizations that the MAC has worked with include residential hall groups, student government groups and student clubs, Marina del Rey and West Los Angeles companies, and many others.

Have fun!

Current Weather

The Marina Aquatic Center is open to the public, and also offers

  • Equipment rentals - No experience required for SUP and Sit on Top Kayaks
  • Group programs for adults and youth
  • Semi-private and private lessons
  • Locker room and showers
  • Barbecue, fire pit, and great sunset views


Watch our new SUP Orientation Video.

Click here for MAC Rental Info

Click here for our current MAC brochure

To create a profile, which is required to register, click here.

To browse online for MAC classes, click here.