Class – SUP Surfing


Learning to SUP surf is much easier with an expert and patient instructor. Gain the essential skills to become a confident and safe paddle surfer in the Pacific Northwest. We start you out on small easy waves at one of two scenic coastal locations.  Everyone will rides waves their first day. At the end of this class you'll be able to choose the right gear, launch, paddle out, surf waves, turn, fall safely and be a good SUP ambassador in the surf zone. We can also help you train for coastal SUP races on 12'-6, 14' and UL boards.

Already experienced? We'll find larger waves or more advanced breaks to match your skill level and work with you to learn new skills.

Things You'll Learn

  • How to catch waves
  • Directional control in surf
  • How to fall safely
  • Skills for paddling out over waves
  • Wave and weather forecasting
  • Where to surf for your skill level
  • Surfer's etiquette and water safety
  • How to choose gear and clothing


    Duration: 1/2 day 
    Class Size:
    1 – 4 people
    Locations: Washington Coast or Strait of Juan de Fuca depending on conditions.

    Who Should Attend?
    Prerequisite:  Advanced Beginner or Intermediate OR completion of our SUP Basics L1 or L2 classes. You must be in good physical shape to surf and be able to handle paddling in bumps and small waves.

    Group Rate: 223 per person. 199pp with your own gear. Classes with 2 - 4 students.

    Private (1-1): 497 with our gear / 472 with your own gear.

    *Cost includes free use of gear: Stable board, paddle, leash, wetsuit, booties. gloves, hood.

    Alumni Discount: $25 off per person

    Bringing Your Own Gear? You’ll need a stable board to have a fun day in the waves. Narrow race boards will be tippy and difficult to manage unless you're taking this class to train for coastal racing. Unless you have lots of SUP surfing experience, a short 8'-9' surfing SUP may be too unstable. Full surfing wetsuit 4/3 or thicker or drysuit. Try on before you leave. Booties recommended and neoprene hoods Fall-Spring. We also require a straight or hybrid (half straight/coiled) leash (non coil).

    2018 DATES

    May 26, July 8, Aug 25, Sept 22, Oct 20

    Private weekday and weekend dates on your schedule always welcome!

    "Rob's knowledge of surfing, safety, and his overall SUP skills helped me advance through coaching and immediate feedback boosting my confidence and ability level. I'm hooked on SUPing! I would have locked in poor habits and likely injured my back or shoulders had I not taken a lesson in my first season of regularly paddling. Rob has years of experience and gladly passes on what he has learned for the safety and fun of all SUP enthusiasts who meet him." Brittany F

    "I took the SUP Surfing class which not only got me surfing (which is the most fun ever!), but it gave me a new set of skills that keeps developing every time I get back in the water." Kaleo Quenzer