Action Sports

Carlsbad, California is home to leading action sports manufacturing, outdoor equipment and active lifestyle apparel companies. 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 companies are innovators in the industry. Companies such as GoPro, Prana, Spy Optic, and SKLZ are headquartered in Carlsbad.  From skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding, wakeboarding, biking and swimming, Carlsbad companies touch on them all.

Carlsbad is famous for being the headquarters of numerous well-known golf companies. Acushnet Titlest, TaylorMade, Adidas Golf, Callaway, and Cobra PUMA Golf have all made their homes in our city bringing an abundance of innovative jobs.

Employment in the Carlsbad action sports cluster is 30 times more than the national average. This industry cluster has seen significant growth over the last ten years. 1,607 patents have been issued to Carlsbad action sports companies between 2008-2017. The 17 action sports businesses in Carlsbad provide over 1,900 jobs with an average annual salary of $112,549. This growing industry continues to call Carlsbad home.


Notable companies: TaylorMade – Adidas Golf – Callaway Golf – Cobra PUMA Golf – Ashworth Golf – Acushnet Titleist Golf – Polara Golf – GoPro – Prana – Reef – Transworld Media – Spy Optic – SKLZ – Upper Deck – SUPERbrand – Sonic Boom Wellness  – TEN: The Enthusiast Network – Blast Motion – RinseKit – ZOIC Clothing – Commencal – Canyon Bicycles – Campagnolo – Focus Bicycles


Sources: U.S. Census, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, BW Research



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