Where to Stay in Ballard –
Recommended Ballard Restaurants –
Variety – HiLife
Sushi – Several to choose from Here.
Craft Beer / Drinks – All of the above. Also visit this link for a list of Ballard breweries.
Ballard Dining Guide – Eat Ballard
PADDLER’S RESOURCES FOR THE NW
Stoke Magazine – Rob shares his stoke for SUP with technique tips, product reviews and trip ideas.
SUP Instructional Videos on YouTube – Rob’s YouTube Channel
Stand Up Paddling: Flatwater to Surf and Rivers – the first and only comprehensive guide to the sport., with a foreword by Dave Kalama. Visit the Mountaineers Books website for a free download of the “Rivers” chapter.
Kayaking Puget Sound & The San Juan Islands – 60 paddling trips throughout Puget Sound, and the San Juan and Gulf Islands, including suggestions for stand up paddlers.
Great Guide for Surfers – Surf Survival – Clay Everline MD. Covers surf safety, common accidents, travel tips.
Puget Sound Weather Links:
NOAA Real Time Marine Weather & Forecasts, Puget Sound & NW Coast
WSDOT, Puget Sound and Inland Weather
Pacific NW Tides & Currents:
Washington Surf Forecast:
Surf WA – NW based forecasts and webcams.
Water Trails & Marine Parks:
Boating Safety & Surf Etiquette
MarineTraffic.com – track ships and boats by radar.
Recommended Paddling Gear from our Sponsors
KAVU – Cool outdoor clothing manufacturer with stores in Seattle.
Accent Paddles – Great SUP and Kayaking paddles.
NorthWater Paddle Sports Gear – Tow ropes, leashes etc made in Vancouver BC
Imagine Paddle Surf – SUP boards we use.
MTI Adventure Wear – Lifejackets. Rob is a Safety Ambassador for MTI.