Kayak | SUP | Surf | Wetsuits


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. 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.  All pricing is per hour, then your time is pro-rated per minute.  Pricing is displayed Below.

Paddle Sports Rental Rates

Member RESO Walk-In


Single $10 $12 $15
Tandem $20 $24 $30


SUP $15 $24 $30
Surf $10 $12 $15
Boogie $5 $10 $10


Wetsuits FREE $5 $10
lockers FREE $2 $2
*All rates are per hour. There is a 1hr minimum, then time is prorated thereafter.
RESO Rate is Guests/Reservations/Students
Become a member today and save | Wetsuits added to a Board/Kayak rental are $5/ea
Kelly SUP paddle

Stop paying for time you don't use... pay-as-you-go rentals

Pay-as-you-go pricing make sense and saves you money.  Using wristbands and our custom ARS software, we accurately track your time on the water. The first hour is a flat rate, then any additional time is prorated.  So if you are out for an hour and 20min, you pay for an hour and 20min - not 2hrs. 

save boat loads with Online reservations

A deposit (first hour minimum charge per piece of equipment) will be taken to hold your reservation. You can cancel and get a FULL refund up until 2 hours prior to your reservation time. No refunds will be issued for cancellations within 2 hours of reservation time.  Paddle Sports Center Members can make a reservation without a deposit. A $10 "no-show" charge will be added for each piece of gear that is reserved and not claimed. A member reservation can be cancelled without this charge up until 2 hours prior to the reservation.

Convenient and Affordable

Our equipment is dockside or beachside ready to go and our rates are the best in town. Everywhere else charges you for time you don't use, we only charge you for EXACTLY how long you are on the water.

Lockers and Changing Rooms

The Paddle Sports Center is a full­ service rental and membership center. You can place your belongings in lockers ($2 / hour) and use our changing rooms to get ready. We also have a warm shower out back to rinse off with (please conserve water)

Best Gear in Town

We travel around the US and the world and rent paddle boards and kayaks and we are always surprised by the run down gear that people rent. At The Paddle Sports Center we rent high quality and comfortable gear that makes your experience that much better.  We offer a wide variety of Stand­-Up Paddle Boards (SUP’s), Kayaks, surfboards & gear for rental. We pride ourselves on the quality of our gear, expertise of the various Paddle Sports, and the general stoke of what spending time on the ocean can provide to our lives. We have equipment to fit every shape, size, and experience level. Our staff spend hundreds of days on the ocean perfecting their skills, so please don’t hesitate and ask questions.

Best Location!

We currently have two Paddle Sports Center Locations (Santa Barbara & Goleta Beach).  We offer dockside access and Beach access at our Santa Barbara location.

Waivers stored digitally, sign once

Waivers stored digitally, sign once

Pay when you return from fun

Pay when you return from fun

Wristbands track your time on water

Wristbands track your time on water

Enjoy your paddle!

Enjoy your paddle!

Single Kayaks

Manufacturer: RTM Tango
Length: 11' 3"
Beam: 30.7"
Weight: 57 lb
Max Capacity: 307 lbs

Includes seat, paddle, lifejacket, and a paddling lesson.


Tandem Kayaks

Manufacturer: Ocean Kayak Malibu II XL
Length: 13' 4"
Beam: 34"
Weight: 68 lb
Max Capacity: 450-500 lbs

Includes seat, paddle, lifejacket, and a paddling lesson.


Stand-up Paddleboard (SUP)

Manufacturer: Bounce (more makes/sizes available for members)
Length: 10' 6" and 11"
Beam: 31.5" and 33"
Weight: 31 lb and 32 lb
Volume: 210 and 215 liters

Includes leash, waist or chest PFD, paddle, and SUP lesson.