Local Favorite | Highest Quality Gear | Most Affordable
The Original SUP (Stand-Up Paddle Boarding) & Kayaking Rental / Membership Program
It's true, in 2010 we had a vision regarding paddling memberships in the paddle sports world. Our goal was to make paddling more affordable and easier for people to experience the wonder of our ocean. Over the past few years we have been refining our program to get our member base the most benefits for their money and highest quality gear. We figured that the evolution of the recreation industry involved the community collectively owning a pool of equipment, instead of each of us owning multiple items ourselves. We have been renting equipment since 1993 and this was the next step for us. Through years of renting paddle sports equipment in Santa Barbara we thought this would be the best way to introduce, and grow your paddling experience. Plus, let's be honest. Exercising on the Ocean is way more fun than in a gym, especially at a fraction of the price.
Our staff are some of the most qualified SUP / Kayak paddlers around, and they love helping people navigate their paddling progress. This program continues to evolve from our strong community of paddlers feedback & experience. Learn more about our Paddle Sports Center Membership Program
Why Choose the Paddle Sports Center?
- Lowest Prices in Santa Barbara (online reservations receive 33% off walk-in rate)
- Highest Quality Equipment and largest selection of SUP Boards. Many different shapes, sizes, and manufacturers.
- Friendly and Knowledgeable staff always ready to help!
- 25 years of experience.
- We use iPad registration that saves your information, register once and you never have to again!
- Pay-as-you-go pricing. Our proprietary RFID technology tracks your time on the water so you only pay for what you use.
- Certified ASI SUP School
- Two Convenient locations open year-round. Santa Barbara Harbor near the restaurants and Goleta Beach Park.
At the Paddle Sports Center, we view ourselves as your portal to connect with the Ocean. We operate in one of the most bio-diverse regions in the entire world, the Santa Barbara Channel. Whales, Dolphin, Sea Lions, and whole other host of birds, fish and invertebrate species are abundant just off our coast line. Using paddle powered ocean vessels, you can enjoy a unique and intimate ocean wildlife experience in an hour or two-hour paddle along the coast.
Experience the Marine Wildlife of the Santa Barbara Channel
Spending time on the Ocean leads to more happiness
Spending time every day in nature leads to more happiness. Countless studies have proven this, like David Suzuki's
for example. We like to think of ourselves as an outdoor fitness center where you can get a workout in everyday on the ocean. The benefits are two-fold, you get a killer workout while immersing yourself in a peaceful natural surrounding. While it's hard to get up into the mountains during a busy day, one can easily walk or bike to our locations and get on the water in minutes. Once you head out into the vast expanse of water you will notice that after 5-10 min paddling you enter a completely different world. One that is far away from horns, sirens, trucks and people, one that allows you to bliss out on the static hum of city life, and most importantly one that connects you back with yourself. We hope to share our love and passion with you and help you find your ocean happiness.