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Santa Barbara Harbor Kayak | SUP | Surf Rentals

Santa Barbara Harbor 7 Days a week - Open @ 8am last rental out @ 5pm


In order to be “touch free” we ask that you make a reservation ahead of time OR sign your waiver before arriving. Make a reservation to avoid lines in the shop. When you make a reservation, you sign the waiver and pay a deposit. This makes checking in a breeze! You’ll be on the water faster with less time interacting with people and staff!

To make a reservation – You must pay a deposit for each piece of gear. This is based on the time block you choose at the time of reservation.

Be prepared when you arrive – To avoid extra contamination areas, our changing rooms are closed until further notice. We are not renting lockers either, so please leave everything in you car. You can leave you keys in an unlocked locker.

Policies – You can change or cancel your reservation time up until the day prior to your rental. So if your reservation is for Saturday, you can cancel or reschedule up until close on Friday. Your reservation is confirmed if you make it the day of or don’t contact us prior to the day of your reservation. If you are more than 60 minutes late for your rental, your equipment may be gone… please try to arrive on time.


1 Hour 90 Minutes 2 Hours 24 Hours
Single Kayak $15 $20 $25 $45
Tandem Kayak $30 $40 $50 $90
SUP $25 $35 $40 $75
Surfboard $15 $20 $25 $15
Boogie $10 $13 $15 $30
Gear $5 $7 $13 $15

Lifetime PSC Members – 25% off  (this will automatically apply to your reservation if you have an membership under your account)

In order to keep our community and staff healthy and COVID free, the rental process will follow some standard rules to avoid spreading the virus:

  1. If you are not feeling well stay home and get better, do not visit us please!
  2. Please sign a waiver before you arrive Sign Waiver Here
  3. Mask must be worn anytime you are in the shop, at check-in and check-out. Please do this out of respect for our team, thanks!
  4. Social Distancing- A 6 foot minimum is required when checking equipment in and out.
  5. No changing rooms or lockers will be available. Be ready to paddle when you arrive.
  6. Tandem renters must be in the same family.


The Paddle Sports Center has been Santa Barbara’s premier kayak, SUP, surf rental center for over 25 years!  We are the paddler’s choice, for our staff is some of the most experienced watermen/mermaids around. Kayaking & stand-up paddle boarding along the Santa Barbara coastline is a must do activity for the visitor & local alike. We are also the closest location to two great beginner surf breaks, Leadbetter Point & Sandspit Beach.  Paddler’s frequently see Sea Birds, Sea Lions, Dolphin & even Whales!  Our dock is conveniently located in front of Brophy Bros restaurant.  We have a wide variety of SUP’s, kayaks and surfboards to best fit any size or any skill paddler.  Most pricing is per hour, then your time is pro-rated per minute.