The Passion started before the business...
Founded on the shores of the San Francisco Bay and Lake Tahoe, Desolation Outdoors is a manufacturer of carbon fiber stand up paddle boards and long boards designed for all levels of athletes. Desolation stand up paddle boards are designed by industry leading naval architects and marine engineers who are committed to producing products built to perform and last a lifetime. We sell all of our products directly to you from our website so you get the best products at a fraction of the cost. We back all of our products with a 2 year warranty, 60 day money back guarantee, free shipping and free returns. If you don’t like what you buy, send it back on us for a total refund.
Please take a look at all we have to offer and don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions.
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The story behind the name
Desolation Outdoors is named after the Desolation Wilderness in the Lake Tahoe Basin in our beautiful home state of California. Desolation Wilderness is an incredible 63,960 acre federally protected wilderness area in the El Dorado National Forest in El Dorado County, California. This is where the crest of the sierra’s run through. This area is difficult to access and difficult to venture. Being our company and its members live and breathe the outdoors, and that Desolation Wilderness is right in our back yard, we felt there could not be a better name for our company. The surrounding lakes of Desolation Wilderness are partially where we design our boards, along with the humbling San Francisco Bay. We feel honored to have such simple access to these locations and honor that within our name. Desolation Wilderness is not just a location but also a lifestyle which is the lifestyle we surround ourselves with.
FOUNDER & CEO
My name is Torben Yjord-Jackson and I am the Owner of Desolation Outdoors. I am a dedicated athlete born and raised in Tiburon, California. I am passionate of action sports and am an active stand up paddler, sailor, snowboarder and skate boarder. Please take a look into Desolation Outdoors, its happenings and plans. We are currently offering two lines; Desolation Paddle and Desolation Skate. These two brands are manufacturing high end stand up paddle boards and long board skate boards. Our goal is to create a lifestyle brand which we can carry into our everyday life and be proud to own. We ask you to learn more about Desolation Outdoors, our products and, if you have any questions, please call us at any time. We are here to help and look forward to talking with you.