Best Surf Break

Ocean Beach Great Highway & Fulton Maverick's gets all the press, but you shouldn't surf it unless the locals extend an invitation, due to…

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Readers' Poll

Best Local Race Bay to Breakers Best Urban Hike Lands End Best Suburban Hike Mount Tam Best Place to Skateboard Embarcadero Best Gym 24…

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Best Outdoors Club

Absolute Adventures 793-4948, www.absoluteadv.com No, it's not a singles' club, but judging by the number of single professionals who attend Absolute Adventures events, don't…

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Best Free Sporting Event

San Francisco Bay Area ProCity Summer Basketball League www.sanfranciscoproam.com After you've spent a year watching the Warriors play something only vaguely resembling basketball, San…

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Best Bike Shop

Valencia Cyclery 1077 Valencia (at 22nd Street), 550-6600 Unless you plan to wear tight shorts and shave your legs, deciding which bike to buy…

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Best Outdoor Store

REI 840 Brannan (at Seventh Street), 934-1938, www.rei.com/stores/sanfrancisco REI is an excellent place to experience outdoor-store psychosis, where you'll pick up an ax and…

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