The CIO Difference
20+ Years at the Channel Islands
We take good care of you!We promise to provide you with the highest quality gear that is dry, clean, and comfortable.
We Walk the TalkWe offer health benefits and living wages to our employees… that’s how we keep top level guides on staff for decades.
Giving Back to BlueWe donate 1% of our gross sales to our community and it’s efforts to help save the oceans.
Smaller GroupsAt a remote island you shouldn’t feel stuck in a crowd. Our average group size is 8 to one guide.
Carbon NeutralWe promise to calculate our carbon footprint in annual metric tonnes and purchase carbon credits to sequester CO2 and fund research methods to reduce carbon emissions.
Paddle Sports Center
Kayak | SUP | SURF SpecialistsPaddle Sports has been Santa Barbara California’s primary Kayak, SUP, and Surf rental & instruction specialist, since 1993. Our new Adventure Co-Op model is revolutionizing the paddling community. We welcome you to inquire and Learn More…
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5 Common SUP Beginner Mistakes
Posted on 21 July 2014 | 10:00 pm
Standup Paddle Boarding (SUP) is for everyone. Well, it can be for everyone. Sadly, there are those who become deterred after their first paddle and sign off on the
It is our mission to save the oceans and natural places by fostering an understanding of them through education, adventures and outdoor experiences.