About Salmon Bay Paddle

About Salmon Bay Paddle..

For 14 years, Seattle based Salmon Bay Paddle has been the leading provider of personalized stand up paddle board (SUP) and surf ski lessons in the Pacific Northwest.

Owner Rob Casey is the author of two paddling guides for Mountaineers Books and was founder of the Professional Stand up Paddle Association (PSUPA). He is considered a pioneer of stand up paddling by the former Stand Up Journal Magazine.

His certified coaches are some of the best in the industry with years of experience and love to share their passion of paddling with our students.

Rob guarantees that he and his coaches will not only meet but surpass your goals whether you’re a beginner or advanced paddler.

They will work with you to help reach your paddling goals regardless of your experience, age, body type or fitness level.

Personalized Lessons..

Salmon Bay Paddle specializes in personalized 1-1 and 2 person private classes for surf ski and sup. Contact us to discuss your goals and we’ll develop a lesson or lesson plan.

A mobile business with no shop, SBP coaches will meet you at the beach and are open most of the year.

SBP uses top notch brands such as BlackFish Paddles, NRS, Epic Kayaks, Carbonology, Vaikobi, Gath Helmets, etc.

Beach Clean-ups and Conservation..

Rob picks up beach trash along Salish Sea shorelines and photographs his findings as fine art photography. Most items are recycled or reused.

Rob also works with Washington Coast Saver on his beach cleaning and donates to the North Olympic Land Trust, SR3 Sealife Response, Rehab and Research and Feiro Marine Science Center.

Learn More..

Instagram: @salmonbaypaddle

Rob’s blog is an in depth resource for paddling tips, techniques and gear reviews.

Click here to view media and magazines Rob has contributed to or has been covered by.

Get in Touch – 

Contact Rob to chat..


These guys are so awesome!  Rob was super helpful squeezing me in last min for lessons during the busy holiday season.  Coach Robert was extremely knowledgeable and patient, and tailored the lessons for the specific trip I was preparing for.  He took the time to talk through the gear I would most likely be provided with on the trip – and how it would function and differ from what we were using in the lessons.  I really appreciated his attention to detail and thoroughness!  He helped me greatly with stroke efficiency and I left our lessons feeling confident about my trip.  My time learning from him was invaluable and allowed me to have a safe, fun, and amazing time on the trip.  Wonderful experience with Salmon Bay Paddle, highly recommend them!

L Takahashi

Booked a half day two person surf ski lesson with Rob. He provided detailed instructions on how to set up and take care of your gear, including options and considerations for buying with specific differences between models before we got out on the water. Once we got out, his instructions, feedback and coaching were fantastic. Rob followed up after the lesson immediately with detailed notes and instructions on what to look for and where to buy gear. If you’re new to paddling or looking for more knowledge of the paddling areas around the PNW, I would highly recommend taking a lesson and or doing a guided expedition with Salmon Bay Paddle. It was a lot of fun and I learned a lot too! Overall a great experience. Thanks Rob!

C Davis

Had a fantastic time with Rob and his co-coach Jac in Deception Pass on SUP! They both provided detailed instructions and consistent coaching. If you’re new to paddling or paddling in the PNW, I would highly recommend taking a lesson and or guided expedition with Salmon Bay Paddle!

S Rolleye