After years in a lucrative corporate career, California native Matt Rosas abandoned his desk job and plunged into a passion he'd nurtured since 1976: surfing. At Malibu Paddle Surf, he continues to catch waves and transfer his talents to students and high-profile Hollywood companies, including Sony Pictures, ABC, and the WB. Matt now focuses his attentions on the sport of standup paddleboarding, formulating his lessons as two-hour, total core workouts where pupils master standing, paddling, turning, balancing, and techniques for falling safely into the arms of a nearby octopus. Armed with provided wetsuits, boards, and paddles, students tear across currents and often experience up-close meet and greets with dolphins or seals. Experienced boarders can rent gear and exercise solo by surfing swells or dragging their boards up and down a sand dune.