SurfersandPaddlers is proud to feature and promote many of the best SUP local businesses and organizations that help develop the standup paddleboarding ecosystem. As a stakeholder in the ecosystem myself, I am committed to helping the businesses of our community to grow and thrive.
I am happy to share with you our featured SUP business of the month in the USA for September:
McKinnon Shapes & Designs
What does McKinnon Shapes & Design offer?
McKinnon Shapes & Designs creates award-winning, unique, versatile and high-performance surfboards. Rocky McKinnon runs the company and also provides standup paddleboard lessons to beginners or advanced SUPers.
Rocky also offers lesson packages for families and as well as corporate team building activities. Basically, you can get from beginner to coaching SUP Surfing lessons from Rocky and his team.
Where is the business located?
Huntington Beach, CA
What would someone not know (or be surprised) about the business?
Rocky is not only an accomplished entrepreneur. He is also a competitive surfer and has also won several amateur surf competitions in Huntington Beach.
How long has the company been in business?
Why we like this business?
Besides the great recommendations and customer feedback, I liked the fact that you can get a one-on-one or group SUP training session with Rocky. He can fit the training sessions into your own schedule and conducts the sessions either in Huntington Beach or Newport Beach harbors, depending on what the lesson plan requires.
As an accomplished surfer, Rocky also offers other surf services and products that enthusiasts will find truly valuable.
What customers have said about the business:
Kristen, BareFoot Theory
"I loved the class we took with Rocky and would recommend it for anyone who is in Huntington Beach and looking to give SUPing a try. Rocky offers private and group lessons ranging from 1-2 hours and includes all of the equipment you need. And he’ll even snap some photos of you while you are out there..."
Billy Hopkins, Competitive Longboarder, Huntington Beach, CA
"...His surfboards not only work as great nose riders, but you can really get on the rail and pull off helicopters. These boards work great in flat spots of the wave to gain speed, and seem to always pull through when your in critical positions. If you want the most high performance longboard there is, I recommend Mc Kinnon surfboards for your next surfing experience..."
We would like to thank Rocky and his team for their continued support to the SUP community and ecosystem.
For more information about McKinnon Shapes & Designs, please contact Rocky via:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and
Phone: (714) 377-6101
Stay tuned for our next featured business for the month of October...
And I welcome any leads you have about your favourite SUP business you think should be featured.