Save the Mermaids is a local non-profit organization that teaches children about single-use plastic and other issues affecting ocean health. In 2014 CIO and STM partnered to bring children on the ocean after school. This program, called "Ocean Explorers", teaches 7-14 year old children to surf, paddle, kayak, and keep our oceans clean. Save the Mermaids is a recipient of our 1% For the Planet Donation each year. You can learn more about Save the Mermaids at 


Santa Barbara Channel Keeper is a local non-profit organization whose mission is to protect and restore the Santa Barbara Channel and its watersheds through science-based advocacy, education, field work and enforcement. Some of the projects that SBCK works on that we love are the monitoring of cruise ships waste disposal, marine debris clean-up, and watershed education. Santa Barbara Channelkeeper is a recipient of our 1% For the Planet Donation each year.To learn more, visit: 

Santa Barbara Harbor

Santa Barbara Harbor is an all day destination for families.  The Paddle Sports Center has called the SB harbor home since 2001.  Learn more about what the harbor offers.


Wilderness Youth Project is a local non-profit organization that leads children in outdoor learning activities in the Santa Barbara Area. Many of PSC employees are WYP volunteers and enjoy the WYP philosophy of "leading from behind". This allows children to find their own learning lessons while exploring the magical natural world. Wilderness Youth Project is a recipient of our 1% For the Planet Donation each year.You can learn more about Wilderness Youth Project at


ASI is the world’s leading professional membership training, education and accreditation organization, catering for career instructors and commercial school operators in the adventure sports industry of surfing, stand up paddle and bodyboarding activities. PSC is one of the few ASI organizations on the West Coast. Being an ASI instructor training school, PSC is leading the sport of SUP by advancing the skills of paddlers on the West Coast. Learn more about ASI at: 

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