1500 W. Balboa Blvd.
Newport Beach, CA. 92663
Phone: (949) 675-1215
Main Contact: Jim and Julie Smiley (Owners)
What got you into the SUP business?
We have been in the paddle sports business since 1990 providing all types of paddling (kayaks, outriggers, canoes, wave skis, surf skis) SUP was a natural fit to our business.
What is your most memorable moment in SUP?
Stand up surfing at Blackies Newport pier. Two gray whales were just outside of the break. We paddled over to them and watched as they swam under us. Then one of them stuck his head about 10 feet in the air right beside us. He gave us a snort and a smirk then off he went back out to sea.
How does SUP complement your business?
By adding just one more way for our customers to get on the water with there friends, family and loved ones.
Where do you like to paddle?
We do a lot of open ocean from Newport to Dana Point and SUP surfing along the coast. We enjoy paddling Tahoe when we have the time off!
What is your favorite local restaurant for an after paddle meal?
Carnitas La Villa our local family owned Mexican food restaurant
3417 Newport blvd Newport Beach, Ca. 92663 (949)-723-4432
What is your favorite local SUP event?
The So. Cal Racing series with its supportive friendly family vibe. There are so many different locations and event venues . It gives all types and levels of paddlers a chance to try out there skills and stamina!