About Us...

Back in 2014, we had a crazy dream of bringing to Morro Bay a business dedicated solely to stand up paddling. In July, 2015 we realized that dream and opened Morro Bay Stand Up Paddleboarding. Since opening day, we have helped introduce thousands of people to the sport of stand up paddling, or SUP.  Relationships with our customers and clients have been at the hub of our business model. 


Our former rental service was based on a mobile model, transporting equipment to the beach inside the harbor, and that is how we rolled for 4 1/2 years. In September, 2019 we were offered an opportunity to move into a lease site with a private dock for launching equipment. As this was always the goal for the business, we couldn't pass it up. We decided it was time to grow into other paddle sports, so kayaks joined the rental fleet. With this, a name change was in order and Morro Bay Stand Up Paddleboarding morphed into Morro Bay Paddlesports which opened in November, 2019.


Our commitment to our customers remains the same; friendly service, the best products at fair prices, and unmatched customer support. We hope that if you didn't already know us as MBSUP, you'll come to know us as Morro Bay Paddlesports. We look forward to spending time with you on the water during lessons, rentals or helping you in our shop. Thanks for your support, and happy paddling!   

Mary Robinson

Owner/Lead Instructor

Mary visited Morro Bay often as a child and was lucky enough to move here in 1985. She grew up paddling canoes, rowing boats, and windsurfing.  She grew to love kayaks and kayak surfing in the 1990's. In 2010, Mary found her new passion in stand up paddling. She competed in SUP surf contests within California for a few years before getting into SUP racing. She has earned instructor certifications through Academy of Surfing Instructors (ASI), World Paddle Association and PaddleFit. She earned a B.S. in Ecology from Cal Poly, SLO. Mary loves introducing people to the water and sharing her love for marine life. Prior to founding Morro Bay Paddlesports she worked as an educator.

Jim Robinson

Manager of Operations

Jim started paddling in 2012, took up paddle surfing soon after, and has been a lifelong waterman. He has been sailing Morro Bay since the early 1980's and knows the bay like the back of his hand. Jim prides himself on making sure our customers find just what they need, and loves to share his knowledge. If we don't have what you are looking for, he'll do his best to get it for you. In his spare time, Jim likes to spend time walking with his labrador retriever, Riley and his tabby cat, Rascal.

This Could be You!

Certified SUP Instructor

We will be looking for certified instructors for the coming season! Feel free to send a resume. 

This Could be You!

Certified Kayak Instructor

We will be looking for certified instructors for the coming season! Feel free to send a resume.

Cory Mitchell

Kayak/SUP Rental Staff

Cory has been on our team since the beginning and is an avid waterman. He loves surfing, stand up paddling, cats, and in his spare time studies rocket science at Cal Poly, SLO. 

Siena Wagner

Kayak/SUP Rental Staff

Siena joined our staff in July, 2020 and is a wiz when it comes to making sure paddlers are fully prepared to hit the water! She is a skilled paddler herself and loves the water. In her spare time, she is a Cal Poly, SLO student studying landscape architecture. We are super lucky to have her on staff.