Poseidon Stand Up Paddle Boards shop offers a full line of SUP Boards, SUP Paddles and SUP Accessories from top brands such as Starboard SUP, C4 Waterman, Naish SUP, Surftech SUP, Kialoa SUP, Jimmy Lewis SUP and Quickblade. Whether you like to call it Stand Up Paddle, Paddleboarding or SUP, we have the perfect Paddle Boards for you. Poseidon has the best selection and price for Paddleboards on the web.
Poseidon Paddle Boards was founded by brothers duo of Christian and Matt Shubin in 2007. Born and raised in Malibu, CA the brothers started surfing at a young age developing a love for the ocean and water sports. In 2000, Malibu resident Laird Hamilton introduced the locals to the sport of Paddleboarding. Soon after witnessing Laird demonstrate the possibilities of this new sport the Shubin brothers were taking their paddleboards out and trying to “walk on water”. Both brothers soon fell in love with stand up paddling. As Matt has said, “paddleboarding is so fun and new. It makes me feel like a kid again.”
Stand Up Paddling soon became an integral part of the brothers ocean lifestyle. Christian explains the beauty of stand up paddling is that, “the sport is so easy that anyone can do it, while getting an amazing total body workout and doing so year round due to the nature of being above the elements.” Being at one of the epicenters of stand up paddling, the brothers felt that they could help bring paddle boards to lake, river and other coastal surf communities that did not have access to paddle-board equipment by starting an online SUP shop. This was the birth of Poseidon Paddle Boards.
After helping introduce people around the world to SUP, Poseidon realized that there was a huge need for a stand up paddle hub in the Los Angeles area. In 2010 Poseidon opened LA's first dedicated paddle board shop. The Santa Monica, CA based SUP store is more than just a paddle board shop. Poseidon in Santa Monica is a community hub bringing stand up paddlers from the Los Angeles area together.
Paddleboarding is not just a sport, it is a lifestyle. Poseidon understands this and helps provide events and opportunities for paddlers to develop life long friendships. Matt cites the relational aspect of stand up paddling as one of the most attractive things that draws people to the sport, “Paddleboarding is a lot like hiking, you get a group of people out on the water for a two hour paddle and due to the anaerobic nature of the exercise everyone is able to carry on conversations while paddling and by the end of the session people have a chance to really get to know each other. This is one of the main reasons our activities like the group lessons, meet up paddle club and adventure trips are so popular.”
Poseidon is in it's forth year of operation and continues to explore the limits of this new sport. 2012 will feature the launch of Poseidon's Paddle Board line, Apparel line, Paddleboard Surf and Race Series, unlimited rental membership, new rental location Mothers beach in Marina Del Rey and adventure trips to the Channel Islands. Keep up to date with the latest happenings by liking our Facebok page or signing up for our email list for a chance to win your very own Poseidon Paddle Board.