We built Cabo Lago to be more than a paddle board company. To us, it's a way of life, and to escape the hustle and bustle of the corporate world. We've worked at companies where the only thing that mattered was top line revenue and sales. The only time our boss ever spoke to us was when he was asking for sales numbers or how profit margins were looking.
But there is nothing more serene than being on a glassy smooth lake first thing in the morning, gliding along on a paddle board. It's just you and the sound of your paddle cutting through the water, and it's a great escape from the stresses of the every day world. It's very therapeutic, and also a great workout physically and mentally.
When our youngest daughter, Lauren, was born, it put a lot of things in perspective for our family. Joe was in the business world, worrying about professional success and climbing the corporate ladder. Kim was working her way toward becoming a teacher. And then Lauren comes along, three months earlier than she should have, a preemie baby weighing in at about two pounds and literally being the size of a water bottle. It was a situation that could have killed Kim, and Lauren was in the NICU for 72 days before we were able to take her home. It was a scary time for all of us, including our other daughter, Kacie.
But the "time" was actually one thing that made us believe that everything was going to work out just fine. Lauren was born at 6:24pm, which typically wouldn't mean much to anyone any more than some other time of day would. But Joe's birthday is June 24... which is also 6/24. That was something that really stood out to us.
In a weird way, we felt like that happened as more than a coincidence, and a way to tell us that everything was going to be ok. And thankfully for all of us, it was. Lauren is now 13 and doing great. You'll actually find her in some of the photos of our paddle boards here on the site. Kacie is now 22, and you'll probably see her on the site from time to time as well. And Kim was the one that started the paddle board love for all of us, as she wanted one for a long time before Joe finally made the purchase and bought one for her birthday a couple of years ago.
But it seems like almost every time we come across a unique set of numbers, be it a combination on a lock, or just glance down at our phone to see what time it is, the numbers 6 and 24 seem to be included in a really uncanny, weird sort of way.
So why choose the name Cabo Lago? After all, Lago is Spanish for lake, and while there are lots of lakes here in our hometown of Austin, Texas... sure enough, there are no lakes in Cabo. But Cabo is a relaxing scenic getaway with a beautiful ocean - perfect for a paddle board. And any "Lago", here in Texas or anywhere around the world, could be your personal oasis that is just waiting for your Cabo Lago paddle board to go for a ride and be the best purchase you make.
Oh, and the area code for Cabo? 624, of course.
As a company, we're here to build more than just a customer base and a business. Our focus isn't on profit margins and revenue, though of course you need that if you're going to exist as a business. But if you think highly enough of us that you may support us and buy a product from us, we're going to do everything we can to make sure you are happy. We're going to reach out to you to see how you're enjoying your board, and not with one of those automated survey emails. Either Kim or Joe will call you, or email you, ourselves to get to know you and how you are going to use your board. We want to know what you think of our products, what you like, and what we can do better.
Everyone who orders a board from us will also get what we think is the perfect, most comfortable hat in the world - which is also ideal for paddle boarding no matter who you are. We want you to share your photos and videos with us so that we can add them to our site, especially if you have dogs in the pictures since #PupsOnSUPs is our favorite hashtag on Instagram. We assure you we will offer the best customer care of any company, ever. We will also always be giving back to charitable organizations where we can help make a difference in the world. We want to build something bigger than either of us. And to do that will take all of us, yourself included.
One last thing as well that we want to do that is a little fun... If you place an order with us, for anything, check your order confirmation email. If your order number ends in '06' or '24', we won't be charging you for your order. That's right. 2 out of every 100 orders placed on CaboLago.com will be free. We don't control if it's a $30 pump or a $1500 paddle board (though we do have a maximum of $1500 as the prize).
You will know as soon as your order is placed that your order will be refunded and you will receive whatever it was that you just "bought", absolutely free - even including shipping. The only caveat is that if you buy something and your order number ends in 04 or 05, you (or someone related / close to you) can't be the winner by quickly placing another order to be 06. Same goes to orders ending in 22 or 23, who can't be the winner for 24. If that happens, the next person will be the one who wins a free order. We're just trying to make it fun to shop with us, but we reserve the right to keep people from gaming the system and to keep it more based on luck.
We hope to earn your business, as we know that you will find that you love paddle boarding and the relaxation that it brings you. We're just happy to be a part of the process.
Thanks for reading,
Joe & Kim Rozsa