Meet Erin O'Malley of Sunset Stand Up Paddle in Laguna Beach, CaliforniaHi Erin, could you tell us a little bit about yourself?Erin O'Malley, the owner, was born and raised in the Eastern Sierras and was on the US Snowboard Team through her late teens and early 20's. Her focus and passion has now turned to paddle boarding. Sunset Stand Up Paddle is based in sunny, Laguna Beach CA. Sunset is one of the premier SUP outfitters within the Southern California area. They specialize in open ocean lesson and tours as well as West Coast destination excursions.Tell us a little more about your experience with paddleboardingThe majority of paddle experience has been in open ocean paddling and SUP surfing. Other highlights of experience are racing, river paddling and endurance/distance paddling.Location Overview - Tell us about your water environmentLaguna Beach is one of the most pristine and picturesque areas of the Southern California coast. Laguna is a designated Marine Protected area where whale, dolphins, sea lions and more are common to see during a paddle along the stunning coves and cliffs.Do you have any signature services or paddle activities?Our Paddles and Pints with Docent Brewing is not to be missed. Also, our coastline tour which combines a 101 of ocean paddling and a cruise along our coves is one of our most popular offerings.What is your season?We are a four season paddle company!Are there any local attractions paddlers may also be interested in?The ecosystem of Laguna is unique because there is no collection of marine life within the city beach/ocean limits. Therefor, our coves and reefs are full of pacific fish and marine life. We have two seasons of whale migration and during that time it is common to see humpback and great whales.Are there any other cool or interesting activities in the area?Hiking along the El Morro and Crystal Cove wilderness area and surfing one of the many iconic breaks within Orange County.Do you have any recommendations for local food and drinks?The Deck, Carmelita's, La Sirena Grill, Docent BreweryLocal places to stay?Riviera Hotel, Newport Coast Villas, Inn at Laguna, Laguna Cliffs Marriott, Renaissance Clubsport
Buddy Deal: 10% off rentals and services
Perfect Paddles Recommendation: A SUP n' Sip Tour! Enjoy a SUP tour along with an adult beverage from a favorite local eatery!
Closest City: Los Angeles
Signature Service: Fitness/Tours
Best Time to Visit: The best times to visit Los Angeles are from March to May and between September and November when the air is more breathable and the crowds are less oppressive. (travel.usnews.com)
Distance from Airport: About a 58-minute drive from Los Angeles International Airport depending on traffic
We are able to get our clients out in the open seas on a regular basis. During our should seasons, we are by reservation only and can typically accommodate requests that come in twelve to twenty-four hours before your desired paddle time.
Water and air temps are cooler during the winter months but Southern California is a four-season paddling community and as we swing into spring water temps will only rise!
We are the leading stand up paddle instruction program featuring a premier fleet of NSP and Surftech paddleboards and the most qualified instructors on the water. This summer we will be offering SUP and SAILING excursions along the coast and also overnight trips to Catalina Island. Space is very limited for these specialty trips so grab your friends and jump on board! To see a full schedule of our upcoming trips please email us at [email protected] Lessons and rentals also make for great gifts as we head into the holiday season!
Are there any local attractions paddlers may also be interested in?
The ecosystem of Laguna is unique because there is no collection of marine life within the city beach/ocean limits. Therefore, our coves and reefs are full of pacific fish and marine life. We have two seasons of whale migration and during that time it is common to see humpback and great whales.
Sunset Stand Up Paddle has distinguished itself as Laguna Beach’s top paddleboard program. We go above and beyond when it comes to our client’s safety, fun and satisfaction. From alkaline water and cold-pressed organic juice post paddle to SUP and sailing excursions along our stunning coastline. From basic rentals and lessons to floating marriage proposals, we have your enjoyment always in mind. We are proud to offer our services to such top-tier clients as Montage, Ritz Carlton and St. Regis. Laguna Riviera and Laguna Shores have gone a step above by having boards on site for their guests. Paddleboarding in Laguna Beach is one of a kind and you will see that Sunset Stand Up Paddle is too, as you head onto the water with us. Schedule your adventure today!
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