ABOUT US

ABOUT US

Welcome to the Paddleboard Company. We offer rentals for the “curious”, sales and demos for the “serious” and classes, tours and events for the “adventurous.” Locally owned and operated we want to share our passion for paddleboarding with those new to the sport and the SUP (standup paddleboarding) community who already appreciate the fastest growing watersport. We host monthly events to get you out on the water and out in nature using our beautiful Central California Coast as our playground. See our events page for updates.

Founders, Ken and Sandi Twist, are experienced stand-up paddlers and have a variety of experience ranging from competitive racing, adventure paddles, down wind paddling, fitness and SUP yoga instruction, surfing, as well as thousands of miles of water time. As Cal Poly graduates they have resided in Hawaii and on the Central Coast since 1990 with brief absences pursuing careers in technology and engineering. Certified in SUP Instruction Level 1 & 2, by ACA (American Canoe Association * the nation’s recognized leader in the fields of paddlesport instruction and education), CPR/first aid, Water Safety and Rescue, the Paddleboard Company team provides instruction to a wide range of capabilities and ages. Together their knowledge of the Central California Coast, including Big Sur, and the unique conditions of our local coastline will provide you with the best advice on when and where to explore to make for the best SUP experience from beginner to expert.

Ken is an accomplished paddler who has SUPed the Mentawai Islands in Indonesia, Hawaii, Alaska, Europe, the Big Sur Coast from Point Sur to Cayucos, as well as various lakes and rivers across the United States. He likes to share his paddling stoke with others along the Central Coast by establishing events like the Zongo Cup, where he introduced a SUP class to Central California’s premier open ocean race from Morro Bay to Avila Beach- a 23 mile rough water adventure. Ken and The Paddleboard Company are passionate supporters of local charities, clean water advocacy groups, and causes like the Monster and Sea 24hr Paddle for Cancer.

Sandi discovered standup paddling as an alternative to surfing while exploring the jagged coast of the Big Island, Hawaii in 2009.   She began doing yoga on the paddlebaord for fun then became a certified in SUP Yoga to share the experience with others by offering SUP yoga classes. As a yoga (200RYT ) and ACE Certified fitness instructor, Sandi enjoys working with with a wide range of ages from children to and abilities. Having an ACE Personal Trainer Certificate, Sandi incorporates core strength and conditioning training to enhance your paddleboard perfomance and experience in her SUP Fit classes, which not only offers fitness but also technique training for stroke enhancement and turning. Her expertise in Personal Training can help tailor a program or recreational paddle that accomodates injuries or range of motion issues. Standup Paddleboarding is a great low impact, safe way to cross train for other sports. 

We are the home of the positive message brand, “Find the Balance” and creators of the “Adventure Awaits” event series and apparel line. We invite you to visit our flagship store and equipment gallery located on the beautiful Embarcadero at 575 in Morro Bay, California, the gateway to Big Sur on the world famous, scenic HWY 1.