3 Most important tips:
– Keep your speed up and don’t stop paddling.
– Make sure your nose clears the wave crest by stepping back in ‘surfer’s stance’ (while paddling).
– Keep paddling once you pass the wave, most likely there’s more coming.

** There’s several other tips I’ll save for another post since each wave and situation is different.  Much of my experience here comes from my surf kayaking days where like SUP’ing it’s nearly impossible to duck dive – you gotta get over the top.  

Salmon Bay Paddle SUP Tips