Cal Coast Adventures

Find your adventure with us! Based in Santa Barbara, we offer experiences in surf, SUP, kayak and bi We offer adventures and rentals in Santa Barbara.

Activities include: Surf Lessons, Stand up paddle Lessons, Kayak Tours, Mountain Biking & Electric Bike

Operating as usual


Happy new year! From our family to yours we hope 2024 will be your year.

Come ride with us at a discounted price! From MLK through to Presidents' Day rent two or more bikes and get an extra one for free! In order to qualify for this promo please like and tag that special friend you want to ride with.

When arriving at the shop just show our rental staff a screen shot of this post.


Come roll with us to close out the year! We are open everyday 9-5 from the 26th into the new year. We can't wait to see you at our shop!


The newest addition to our rental fleet- The Orbea Wild! Rip around SB's trails on this full-suspension MTB, currently available to rent in size XL at our shop in Santa Barbara. If you are looking for performance, versatility, and the freedom that comes with a pedal-assisted mountain bike, swing by our shop and check it out!

Photos from Cal Coast Adventures's post 08/12/2023

Thanks for featuring us in your Summer issue of "California 101 Travelers Guide!"

Jobs for the Adventurous | Join the Team at Cal Coast Adventures 08/10/2023

Interested in a career as a Bike Mechanic and Bike Tour Guide?

Apply on our website and see how we mix work, play, and fun all in one!

Jobs for the Adventurous | Join the Team at Cal Coast Adventures Join our team of tour guides, bike mechanics, and surf instructors. Get paid to bike, surf, and kayak! We offer jobs for the adventurous!


Introducing Ben! Ben is one of our fun and friendly surf instructors that we are thrilled to have on board this summer.

“Hey, I’m Ben! I started teaching lessons at the beginning of this summer. I have really enjoyed my time teaching people one of my favorite things to do, and also work with Cal Coast to provide a great experience to our clients! In my free time I spend a lot of time surfing, shocking! And also going on hike and adventures with friends!”


Meet Seth! Seth was one of our awesome instructors last Summer and we are lucky enough to have him teaching surf with Santa Barbara Surf School again this year!

"My name is Seth I’ve been surfing for just about my whole life coming from Encinitas California. I spend all of my money and free time surfing which is what has led me to instruct people. I love giving people the feeling of their very first wave and the kind of joy and happiness they feel when they start to improve. Surfing is an awesome experience and something worth to share with others."


THIS WEEK ONLY- We are offering kayak and SUP rentals at just $10 per person! Explore the Santa Barbara Harbor, paddle by the pier, and observe local marine life using our quality gear right on the sand of West Beach. We have single kayaks, tandem kayaks, and Stand Up Paddleboards available to rent from 9am-5pm. From Monday July 17th through Sunday July 23rd we will be running a special offer of just $10 per person (per hour). Just mention you saw this Facebook/Instagram Ad when you book at our West Beach stand or use promo codes "kayak10" or "sup10" when booking online. Jack Walsh Isabel Thompson Muehring Ally James Madi Braum Zara Katzenstein Elyse King Connor King


Mike S., one of our outstanding bike guides is taking a short break from guided tours to do some exploring of his own The Great Divide Mountain Bike Route! He will be making his way through a large chunk of the route in Colorado- check out that altitude!


Introducing Daryn! One of our newest Cal Coast team members. Daryn is one of our stellar surf instructors teaching lessons with Santa Barbara Surf School.

"As a California native, I have been lucky enough to grow up surfing all different waves from all over the CA coast. I have always been drawn to the ocean and love sharing that passion with those around me, which is what led me to instructing, and I’m super stoked to be apart of the Cal Coast Team. During the school year, I am a student and play softball at UCSB. Softball is something I’ve done since I can remember and the only thing to ever pump me up more than getting on the field has been surfing! Surfing has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember and as a student athlete with so much happening all the time, I can confirm that catching waves is the most beneficial stress reliever and vibe enhancer :). I’m super stoked to get to work around and with people who also have that common love for the ocean and I can’t wait to get out there and catch some waves!"


It's time to submit nominations for SB Independent's Best Of Awards! If you think Cal Coast Adventures is the best SB Tour Company, please nominate us for that category!


Can you spot our shop dog? Swing by our shop for the best variety of bike rentals and the cutest corgi in all the land.

Photos from Cal Coast Adventures's post 03/29/2023

We are hiring for the position of Bike Mechanic & Tour Guide! Do you have the winning wombo combo of mechanical skills and friendly tour guide service? Join our team, working on our fleet of rental bikes- mountain, road, electric, and more! You would also be leading bike tours for our awesome clients- showing them the sites of city, the dirt trails of our parks/front country, and our world famous road climbs. Apply online at


Cal Coast Adventures and Santa Barbara Surf School are looking for high energy surf instructors to join our team!

We can hire on part-time or full-time. You decide your weekly hours total!

We are hiring for both full time or part time. Applicants must be available 3 days a week including at least 1 weekend day. For those seeking part time and for those seeking full time it will be 4 to 5 days a week. We do begin some days early so being a morning person is a plus. We need surfers that are responsible, organized, energetic and that have a love for surfing. Must be energetic and attentive when giving lessons. Must have a clean driving record. Must have a minimum 5 years of surfing experience. If you have teaching experience or think you would make an excellent surf instructor please tell us a little about yourself, why you would be a good fit, and please attach a resume. If there is no resume attached we won't follow up.

The right candidate must have the following:

- Clean driving record: parking tickets are ok.

- Upbeat and happy personality

- Be organized

- 5 years surfing experience

- Flexible

- Great people skills (WE ARE VERY SERVICE ORIENTED)

- Must be active

- Always on time

- 3-5 Days available a week

Pay: $17-$18 /hr plus tips

Job Duties:

- Leading Surf lessons

- Daily set up and tear down; general cleaning after lessons

- Renting to customers

- Customer Service

Please respond with your resume and anything about yourself you think we should know. Also, make sure to include your email address and phone number.


Cal Coast Adventures & Santa Barbara Surf School


Cal Coast Adventures is NOW HIRING for the 2022 Season! Surf Instructors, Paddle Board Instructors, and Kayak Tour Guides! If you're a surfer that finds joy from sharing your skills and love for surfing then apply soon! Limited spots available. Please send your resume to [email protected]


Cal Coast Adventures is hiring someone to work at our Kayak and Paddle Board stand helping with rentals and tours. We are accepting applications immediately and interviewing now.

We're looking for someone with kayaking and stand up paddle board experience. The job entails 6 to 8 hour shifts working on the beach. You'll be renting kayaks and paddle boards from the beach as well as leading kayak tours and paddle board lessons. If you have limited paddle board experience that is ok; we will train.

We will take on both part time and full time candidates however part time needs to be at the minimum 3 days a week. We are looking for someone beginning now through September. If you want something seasonal this is a great opportunity. For those that want something year round we do have some options and can discuss in the interview. We need someone that can work Saturday and or Sundays.

Please only apply if you have some kayak and paddleboard experience; we'll train some as well. If you have limited experience but are great with people and upbeat then please apply as well. We need someone responsible, organized, and energetic. Must be customer service oriented and attentive.

The right candidate must have the following:

- Upbeat and happy personality
- Knows how to stand up paddleboard and kayak
- CPR and First Aid certifications are a plus (If we hire you this is very easy to obtain)
- Flexible
- Must be active
- Always on time

Customer service is a large part of this position

Pay $17 /hr plus tips from tours

Job Duties:
Renting out kayaks and stand up paddleboards
Daily set up and tear down
Renting to customers
Customer Service
Leading kayak tours and stand up paddle lessons
Must be able to lift paddle boards and kayaks. The kayaks we mainly drag around the beach but can weigh up to 60 lbs or more if they have a bit of water in them.

Please respond with your experience / resume and anything about yourself you think we should know.


Get on 2 wheels in 2022!


If you have friends or family visiting this holiday don't forget to show them the cute harbor seals and panoramic views on the water!

Kayak Tours and Kayak Rentals are 10% off when you use promo code: FACEBOOK

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Interested in a demo deal? Desiring a ride on a Specialized, Santa Cruz, or Ibis mountain bike? Check the comments below and explore hidden trails on a fresh new ride.


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In honor of Father’s Day today, we’d like to share a dad joke.
Why couldn’t the bike stand on its own?….because it’s TWO TIRED 🥁🚲😴

Happy Father’s Day to all you joke-telling, adventure-loving dads out there.


Summer is in full swing here in Santa Barbara 🌞 and that means being on the water as much as possible. Afternoon paddle sessions are one of our favorite summertime adventures.


Looking for our newest team members like...👀

WE’RE HIRING! If you want to join our team of world class adventure guides and surf instructors email us [email protected] so we can get to know ya!


Happy World Ocean Day. Thankful for all of the life and adventures our oceans give to us everyday 🤍🌎🌊



Sunday scaries don’t exist this weekend

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Looking ahead to the long weekend like...It’s not too late to book your Memorial Weekend adventure with us. All bookings can be made online through the link in our bio.

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Welcome to Cal Coast Adventures. Home of the Best Santa Barbara Bike Tours! We offer fun and exciting Santa Barbara bike tours, adventures, and rentals. We’ll take you mountain biking or set you up on bike rentals from our bike shop.

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736 Carpinteria Street
Santa Barbara, CA

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 9am - 5pm

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