Paddle the Best of
Southern California

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Central Coast-Los Angeles-Orange County-San Diego

Perfect Paddles is your destination for Resources and Support for the SUP community - local focus, and global reach.

Life is Better On The Water!

Southern California is known for miles, and miles of coastal beaches, and only a handful of marinas including Dana Point, birthplace of the modern day stand up paddle board community. Endless Summer and endless coastlines, SUP here is all about the surf zone and coastal cruising with some notable flatwater options like Mission bay, Carlsbad lagoon, Newport harbor, Long beach harbor, Marina del Rey, Oxnard and Ventura Harbors, and up to Morro Bay and “The Rock”.

The Mediterranean and desert climate zones SoCal has year-round paddling with lots of sunshine, and Pacific ocean temps ranging from mid-to low 50’s up to low 70’s (F). It's not unusual to have 90 degree air temps and mid-50’s water temps in the winter so dressing appropriately can be a skill in itself.

Spring can bring coastal fog along with tons of sea life following a migratory super highway up the coast - whales, seabirds, and super pads of white sided dolphins. Fall into early Winter the average wind drops, water clarity is up and can make for some epic paddling conditions. Looking to find new places to paddle, connect with other paddlers, get inspired for your next paddle adventure, and live the ultimate water-based life onboard and beyond? We're here to help you get the most out of your next stand up paddle board experience, with everything from launch guides, featured trips and workout tips, to discounts on trips and accessories.

We have curated local knowledge from over 800 professional paddle coaches and guides who service the area with guided experiences, rentals, or knowledge sharing. It's their passion for SUP and experience in the best paddle spots around the world that we make easily accessible for you. By highlighting and promoting the best Pros in the best places in the world you will find expert recommendations for launch spots, equipment choices appropriate for the seasons, and get inspired or hire them and enjoy their SUP tours, lessons, rentals, workouts. Contact them directly. Any member discount goes directly to you the enthusiasts. Perfect paddles doesn't take any revenue from the Pro. We want you to have a direct relationship with the Pro so they can guide you in a way that best suits your goals and skill level

 

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From the pristine coastline of San Louis Obispo County, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties, part of the "Southern Central Coast", famed beach spots in Los Angeles County, the diverse surf and inland waterways of Orange County and Mission Bay in San Diego County, Southern California is the birthplace of the modern SUP Movement.