Action Sports

Enjoy the sports and action lifestyle during and off work in Carlsbad, California.

Carlsbad, California is the leader in action sports manufacturing, outdoor equipment, and apparel in Southern California. The action sports industry has been growing at an exciting rate in Carlsbad since 2008. Be a part of where the action is created and enjoyed, and make Carlsbad your number one choice for a balanced live-work lifestyle in Southern California.

Carlsbad is home to dozens of action sports companies that are doing exciting and innovative things in this industry. Companies like GoPro, Prana, Spy Optic, and SKLZ have their headquarters in Carlsbad. These companies design, produce, and distribute outdoor apparel, gear, equipment and footwear for surf, skateboard, snowboard, wakeboard, bike, and swim.

Also, Carlsbad has the most sports headquarters for all things golf. Well known golfing companies like Acushnet Titlest, Taylor Made, Adidas Golf, Callaway, and Polara Golf have all made their homes in our city bringing an abundance of fun and creative jobs. With access to incredible golf courses, we can’t always be kept just in the office.

Carlsbad is home to more than half of the action sports jobs in San Diego County and is 46 times more concentrated than the national average. This industry cluster has seen significant growth over the last ten years. Over 1,500 patents have been issued to these Carlsbad companies between 2007-2016. The 16 action sports companies in Carlsbad provide over 2,400 jobs with an average annual salary of $114,955. This growing industry continues to call Carlsbad home.


Notable companies: Taylor Made – Adidas Golf – Callaway Golf – Cobra Gold – Adams Golf – Acushnet Titleist Golf – Polara Golf – GoPro – Prana – Reef – Transworld Media – Spy Optic – SKLZ – Osiris Shoes – Upper Deck – FUNBOX Skateboards – SUPERbrand – Macbeth Shoes – Sonic Boom Wellness – 2xU – TEN: The Enthusiast Network – Blast Motion – RinseKit – ZOIC Clothing – Commencal -Canyon Bicycles – Campagnolo


Sources: U.S. Census, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2017 Business Survey



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