STAND UP PADDLE BOARD CLASSES



We are a mobile business that specializes in working with people of all fitness levels and body types who want to enjoy this fun sport. Check out the courses we offer below, or contact us to customize a class to meet your needs..


HOW TO SIGN UP
Click on a class below for an in-depth description. See our Student Skill Level Chart below to determine the best class for you. Contact us to discuss your interests and how we can best assist you. We prefer to chat with you before you sign up.
SUP SAMPLER – 1.5 HOURS – This class is a quick introduction to the sport, and includes the essentials to get you started.

STAND UP PADDLING BASICS, LEVEL 1 OR 2 – 2.5 HOURS – This class offers more in-depth training on all the essential skills. With more water time, learn the basics from standing up, turning, paddling straight, falling safely, and to paddling in boat wakes and light wind.

FREIGHTER WAVE SURFING CLASS – 2.5 HOURS - Learn to SUP surf in Seattle on waist- to chest-high waves from container ships. When conditions are right, freighter waves break on shore like coastal beach waves, and the boat has already passed by when the waves start rolling in. This is a class for beginning to advance surfers, and requires at least Level 1 paddling skills. It is offered from Spring to Fall, when tidal conditions are right.

TUG WAVE SURFING CLASS – 3 HOURS – Learn how to catch epic waves from tugs with possible half-mile rides on Puget Sound. Tug waves are caught off shore in deep water, and require more advanced paddling skills. This class is year-round

TIDAL RAPIDS AT DECEPTION PASS – Half day - Learn to paddle in river-like current in an amazing location. This class is a great confidence builder, and a great way to cross-train for downwinding, surfing, and paddle trips.

SURF CAMPS – For a more in-depth sup surfing experience, join us on the Washington coast for a 2 or 3-day surf camp. This class requires Level 1 paddling skills, and is great for beginning to experienced SUP surfers who want to learn the basics or improve skills.

SUP SURFING – Half day -Learn the basics of surfing ocean waves on the Washington Coast or Strait of Juan d Fuca. This class requires Level 1 paddling skills.

STUDENT SKILL LEVEL CHART



BEGINNER: You have had no or limited experience on a board or have limited skills. You aren’t comfortable in bumpy water, have only paddled a few times and/or haven’t fallen off a board yet. (If you haven’t fallen, you’re likely not pushing your skills to the next level.) Take our SUP Sampler or SUP Basics Level 1 Course.

LEVEL 1: Advanced Beginner. You are relaxed standing on a board, know how to paddle straight, have directional control, and can fall off and get back on your board. Some experience paddling with boat wakes or wind waves.

LEVEL 2: Intermediate. You have solid flat water paddling skills, which includes the ability to turn and stop with ease in both flat or bumpy water. You are able to walk on a board and know how to execute both a cross-bow and pivot turn. You are relaxed paddling in small boat wakes, wind waves up to 3’ or swell up to 4′. You are able to navigate gentle current to 4 knots and/or at least a class 2 river. You have water safety skills and are able to self-rescue or assist with a group rescue in rough water.

LEVEL 3: Advanced. You have at least 2 years of paddling experience in open water, river and/or surf, and are comfortable with large wind waves to 4′, surf to 6′ and/or fast moving current and winds to 30+kts. You have water safety skills and are able to self-rescue or assist with a group rescue in rough water.