I grew up surfing on the Oregon coast making the trip from the valley to the ocean constantly. I had fallen in love with the water at an early age and found pure joy being a part of the water. As cliché as it sounds it became spiritually fulfilling. My heart has always been drawn to water sports and once I married my beautiful wife we found the perfect combination of family and fun being outdoors. We found ourselves searching for that next activity that we could really latch onto. We had done research on the costs that go along with paddle boarding and our mouths hit the ground!! we said to each other, its crazy that people here in Salem don't have the chance to do this amazing activity with such a huge body of water right in our front yard. Our vision for a small business was given birth at that moment when we said " why can't everyone paddle board!?" Our vision is to offer top of the line paddling equipment at low rental costs so we can be out on the water as a gigantic family and enjoy our surroundings. This is a brand new adventure for us and we are excited to share it with all of you!
My wife Melissa works part time at the Salem Emergency Department as an Emergency room nurse. I work at Salem Fire on the Water Rescue Team so I have spent many of hours on the Willamette River becoming very familiar with the water, which is a huge advantage! We plan on being down at the Wallace Marine Park as much as our schedules will allow for on demand rentals. Please visit our Facebook and or Instagram page for daily updates or call or text (503)910-2619for any questions. visit our web page at woodwardsurfco.com for reservations.