Salmon Bay Paddle offers year-round stand up paddle board lessons and tours in the Puget Sound region. We also offer SUP Instructor Certification through the Professional Stand Up Paddle Association (PSUPA).
Small Classes & Individualized Instruction. We specialize in small groups and individuals so you can get the most of your experience. Classes, tours and clinics range from basic lessons for newbies to surfing, freighter and tug wave surfing, multi-day trips, tidal rapids training, downwinding, and racing. In summer we run a weekly SUP race in Ballard on Monday evenings which benefits the Ballard Elks.
Expert Instruction from a Certified Instructor. Owner Rob Casey is the author of “Stand Up Paddling Flat Water to Surf and Rivers” and “Kayaking Puget Sound” both from Mountaineers Books. Co-founder of the Stand Up Paddle Association (PSUPA), Rob loves to share his passion for paddling with his students.
Poor Balance is a Myth! We place every student on a stable board picked for your height and weight. Beginning classes start on flat calm water. 100% of our students stand on their first day! Stand up paddling (also called SUP) is ideal for all ages and fitness levels. If you’re not in shape – SUP will get you in shape!
SUP will also improve your balance, is a great full body workout and is ideal for improving your health while enjoying and relaxing in a beautiful environment.
Visiting Seattle? Contact us to schedule a tour or class that fits with your schedule. Need a Paddling Guide? Rob offers guide services for experienced paddlers seeking a paddling or surf adventure. We’re open all year.
“If you’ve never given stand up paddling a try, by all means give Rob a call and take his lessons. He’s an excellent instructor – patient, thorough and possessing encyclopedic knowledge of the sport, local weather and water conditions. I took my first lesson from Rob three years ago and I’ve been hooked ever since.” - Joseph McColskey