5 Great Places to Rent a SUP in Los Angeles

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The bright city of Los Angeles offers visitors plenty of options when it comes to attractions.

There is a reason why LA is one of the most visited cities in the United States. It has something to do with the lights of the big city. The allure of Hollywood. The beautiful beaches and everything in between.

These are all enough reasons to go to LA. But it's the beaches on the west coast that are some of the best found anywhere in the world.

And they provide the perfect opportunity for anyone looking to get on a SUP and in the water.

Shops are eager to help first-timers and experienced paddlers alike.

In this list, we will offer readers some of the best shops in the LA area to do it. This is a Perfect Paddles list of 5 Great Places to Rent a SUP in the Los Angeles area. Let’s begin!

Paddle Method (Marina Del Rey)

Our first stop is an outfitter located in Marina Del Rey called Paddle Method.

At Paddle Method you are guaranteed to get the best of any activity on a SUP. This includes tours, trips, surfing, lessons, and rentals.

Rentals begin at $25 for the first hour and $20 for the second hour through labor day weekend.

Plus, they have a list of options for customers to rent inflatable boards as well, which you can checkout here if you’re interested in renting an inflatable board for multiple days.

That’s pretty cool!

But if you show up to their location in Marina Del Rey, you will be treated with a bustling area full of impressive looking boats and yachts, as well as the loud honks of sea lions laying in the sun on the nearby rocks.

It is truly an experience you will not forget.

Perfect Paddles highly recommends checking out Paddle Method for everything SUP in the Los Angeles area. And be sure to check out their page here for information about discounts through our Buddy Deal!

Poseidon Paddle and Surf (Santa Monica)

Next up is an outfitter located in Santa Monica called Poseidon Paddle and Surf.

Santa Monica is one of the most popular places to visit on the California coast. And for good reason.

The famous pier stands alone as one of the big landmarks on the coast. It is also one of the most-filmed locations in Los Angeles. And has been a feature in countless movies, music videos, commercials and TV shows.

So, if you’re ever in Santa Monica, be sure to check it out!

But also, be sure to pop into Poseidon Paddle and Surf where you will find deals on SUP rentals to your body moving and in water.

Poseidon’s rentals feature an epoxy SUP board but partnered with a carbon fiber paddle making your paddling light weight and smooth.

Prices start at $50 for a half day or 4 hours and $80 for a full day or 24 hours. Not bad!

And you’ll get to see the famous pier from the water. An opportunity that should not be passed up!

Kayaks on the Water/Stand Up Rentals (Long Beach)

Our next shop is a place called Kayaks on the Water, or on their sister site, Stand Up Rentals in Long Beach, California.

This outfitter has been a feature on a few of our articles, namely for their supreme dolphin tour where they guarantee paddlers the opportunity to not only see wild dolphins but paddle with them as well.

But in case you are the adventurer type and want to head into the great unknown of the ocean on your own, rentals start at $25 per hour, but that includes an instruction (if needed) or $16 her hour is your are a speed pass member, and $10 per hour if you can catch the Early Bird Special.

Early risers rejoice! Your propensity to annoy everyone with your constant energy in the morning can finally be put to good use. Instead of trying to wake everyone up when you do, get on the water and save some money!

Perfect Paddles highly recommends this outfitter for a great afternoon on the water.

SUP with Wade (Los Angeles)

Onto our next outfitter! And for this one we land on SUP with Wade, paddling out of San Pedro, Los Angeles.

Anyone who is staying downtown, in the heart of the city, should check out SUP with Wade.

He offers world-class knowledge on paddling, and paddle surfing, as he is a big wave surfer himself! Competing in competitions around the globe.

Rentals start at $20 per board for the first hour, and $10 per board for each additional hour.

And given their proximity to the city, SUP with Wade has become one of the most popular spots to SUP in the city.

For expert knowledge, not just on SUP, but on surfing those big waves, give Wade a shout, and get on the water.

Pirate Coast Paddle Company (Newport Beach)

Last stop on our list is a place called Pirate Coast Paddle Company located in Newport Beach, California.

Pirate Coast has become a fixture on some of our lists due to their excellent customer service and exceptional offerings.

Their location in Newport Beach is one of the reasons for this high regard, as it is famous for its awesome spots for surfing. But if you aren’t comfortable getting in the lineup and shooting down the face of a wave, be sure to check out the regulars as they do just this.

But if you’re looking to just get on a board and enjoy the day, rentals start at $20 for 75 minutes, $35 for 2 hours, $45 for 3 hours, $60 for 4 hours, and $80 for a full day.

Phew! That’s a lot of options!

Pirate Coast must be on your list of activities if you are ever in the town of Newport on the California coast.


California is a great place to experience the sport of SUP.

The high cliffs, and beautiful coastline make for an unforgettable experience.

But not only that, the first-rate shops and outfitters lining the shores offer adventurers plenty of options to get on the board and get in the water.

Whether you are a first-time paddler or an experienced boss on the water, every shop will provide you with plenty of tips, tricks, and equipment to make the best of your time.

And of course, if you have any additional questions regarding our list, these shops, or anything else SUP related, feel free to drop us a message, as the team at Perfect Paddles is always here to provide you with the best SUP knowledge in the world.


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About the Author

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I'm an outdoors enthusiast with a passion for water and snow sports. If I'm not at my desk making the world a better place for paddle boarders, I'm outside somewhere.

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