Bad balance is a myth. Our patient instructors will work with you individually to stand up and paddle with confidence. We place students on super stable boards for your height and weight using proven techniques that guarantee your success in standing up, turning and having fun! You may see harbor seals, bald eagles, sea lions and views of the Olympic Mountains, Mt Baker and Bainbridge and Whidbey Islands.
Location: Ballard Elks beach on Shilshole Bay in Seattle.
Duration: 3 hours. Learn at your own pace.
Schedule: Some Saturday mornings 9am. See the Calendar. OR contact me for a 1-1 Private Class.
Instructor to Student Ratio: 1:4 or 2:4 Video playback may be used.
Instructor Follow-up: Rob will send you a summary of skills you learned in class. He'll stay in touch with you after class to assist with finding paddling equipment and offer tips on where to paddle in the NW.
Who Should Attend?
Individual Rate (1-1): 299. Rental gear free with class cost.
All rental gear is included with cost: Stable board, paddle, PFD (life vest), leash, wetsuit, booties, gloves.
Alumni/Repeat Classes: $10 off per person.
"Rob is great and really patient with his students! I took the 3 hour basic class and he set me up for success - providing all the gear and instruction I needed to make sure I was warm and safe out on the water. My primary goal was to learn enough to not look like a fool on the water but he taught me much more than that - I was doing pivot turns, walking up and down the board, and maneuvering around boat traffic, current and wind by the end of the class! I got the sense that it was really important to him that I enjoy the sport and provide me with the tools and confidence to continue on my own." Jessica Barnes, 2016
Rob Casey is very knowledgeable about the sport and the surrounding environment. I not only learned basic paddle boarding techniques, but also cool turns, what to do when there are waves, and great safety tips. I've taken SUP "lessons" before, but none were as detailed or effective as Rob's. Shilshole Bay was beautiful - saw lots of marine life like starfish and crabs. I'd definitely take another lesson or tour with Salmon Bay Paddle next time I'm in Seattle.