Costa Mesa, California
About Paddle California
Michele Eray and Maggie Hogan started Paddle California straight after returning from the 2016 Rio Olympics, where Maggie achieved her dream of becoming an Olympian, and Michele went full circle from Olympian in 2008 to Olympic coach in 2016.
Both Michele and Maggie started their love of paddling in the world of competitive Surf Life Saving, and progressed onto a 25 year career across multiple paddling sports, with World Championships in 5 different paddling disciplines and a number of medals on the international stage, including reaching their life-long dream of becoming Olympians.
Paddle California has the goal to grow paddle sports in the US. We aim to achieve this by bringing our extensive knowledge of training, paddling technique and high quality equipment to foster new talent, equip the future of the sport, and introduce new paddlers via our surfski school lessons.
We work exclusively with the Nelo group, and are very excited to be involved with Tiderace - world leader in sea kayak design. For all our products sold on our online store – we have self-tested and believe in everything we stock, and pride ourselves on our partnerships.