Who We Are

Paddle Board Outfitters exists to sell a product that delivers performance & emphasizes style.  We design, engineer & produce our own paddle boards & paddles & offer free delivery to all our Rentals.  We supply rentals to Whitefish, Kalispell, Bigfork, Somers & Lakeside Montana.


Chris Hogan - owner

The vision for this company started in 2012 while living in Hawaii for a couple years.  I worked at a shop that taught me the ancient Hawaiian tradition of this growing sport.  I believe strongly in the product we sell and know that our boards are in a class of their own.  

I started up this business in Somers, MT on Flathead Lake with renting and selling boards. Every year we have grown and adapted to our customers needs. We now offer boats, kayaks and wave runners in Montana. In November, 2019 we will be adding Kailua Kona as a new location. We live in Kona, HI in the winter and return to Somers, MT in the summer. Our Kona location will run year around. Somers, MT is only seasonal. I am thankful for all the customers that I get to meet. I get to enjoy talking to people from all over the world. So thank you for taking the time to read about my business and I look forward to serving you soon!

Our Style

Our SUP boards are in a class of their own. They are tested in every water condition this amazing world can throw at us. We believe so strongly in our product that we will take the time to explain to you each and every board and what that SUP boards purpose is.  Each paddle board has a unique design and purpose and we want to make sure we take the time to sell you the right paddle board.

So it starts with you having to know what your experience is and what you are intending to do with your SUP.    We value our customers and understand without you we can’t do what we love.  


Montana employees



Ashley will be returning to work with us again this summer as a second year employee. She will be helping with checking you in at the kiosk and launching you on our kayaks and sup’s. Some of her favorite things to do are hiking, boat surfing, hanging out with friends, traveling and running. She loves eating salmon and is currently attending Montana State University studying Business Marketing



Ava will be returning to work with us again this summer as a second year employee. She will be doing a little bit of everything with us this summer. She loves to play volleyball, hang out with family and friends. Her favorite food is mac n cheese and watermelon is her favorite fruit. She will be a Junior at Flathead High School.


Our Mission

    Paddle Board Outfitters is a company that intends on making every moment of your time on the water to be relaxing but also teach you how you can use this sport to exercise your core by eliminating the joint pains that you would receive in many other sports.   We strive to teach you not only the basics of this Ancient Hawaiian Tradition of Stand Up Paddle Boarding, but enable you to take your board to lakes or rivers where no other paddle board has gone.