Ohana Paddle Board Company was founded in 1996 by Bob Reed and Russel Coble, two high school buddies from Orange County.
Their passion for the oceanic lifestyle marked the advent of Ohana prone paddleboards in 1996; Russell’s race experience in outriggers, surfskis and paddleboards and Bob’s talent for design and manufacturing soon led to an unbelievable success in high performance paddling: in the ensuing years Ohana won almost every major paddle race in the world.
The Ohana SUP boards were introduced in 2008 with the idea to take the speed of their paddle boards to the Stand Up category. The outcome was amazing: at the Battle of the Paddle they took first in Men’s Open, and Women’s elite, and a second in Men’s Elite.
Their current roster includes Rob Rojas, Tom Gallagher, Will Rechenstein, Jared Vargas, Maggie Hogan, Eric Stearns, Dick and Dane Deboer, and Julie Wolf.