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 and hit a significant peak in 2015. 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 FUNBOX Skateboards, GoPro, Prana, SpyOptic, 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 TaylorMade-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 5o times more concentrated than the national average. This industry cluster has seen significant growth over the last ten years. Over 1,000 patents have been issued to Carlsbad companies between 2008-2015, with 15% of those issued in 2015 alone, an 18% increase from the year before. With 42 businesses and over 2,600 jobs with an average annual salary more than $66,000, the action sports industry has come to Carlsbad to stay.
Notable Action Sports companies in Carlsbad, California
TaylorMade-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
Sources: U.S. Census, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2015 Business Survey