Stand Up Paddle Board Classes

Covid-19 Update – PLEASE READ..

Salmon Bay Paddle is now open to individual and small group (6p max) people for SUP Basics 1 & 2.  Local classes and tours only. 

Private Beginning Classes Only for Phase 2.  Paddling is a naturally distanced activity and great for much exercise and fresh air. All equipment is always cleaned.


Beginners start with Sup Basics 1 then progress to SUP Basics 2 before signing up for downwinding, Deception Pass and freighter surfing.  If unsure of your skill level, contact me to discuss. *Rental gear available.

  • Contact me first about the class you’re interested in.

Beginning – No or limited experience.

Intermediate – You can stand up easily, paddle straight, turn, paddle over small waves and boat wakes and fall and get back on easily.

Advanced – You can comfortably SUP surf, downwind, paddle rivers and/or open water or swift current in most conditions.

Check out my Paddling BooksStand Up Paddling Flat Water to Surf and Rivers and Kayaking Puget Sound and the San Juans, 60 Trips, both from Mountaineers Books. 

Stand Up Paddle Board Classes

SUP Basics, Level 1

3 Hours – Beginner
An introduction to the basics and SUP safety.

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The Ultimate SUP Class

4 Classes – Beginning or Intermediate
3 Classes in Seattle then finish and test your new skills in the tidal rapids at beautiful Deception Pass!  Private Classes Only.

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SUP Basics, Level 2

2 Hours – Intermediate
For experienced paddlers wanting to get to the next level.

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Tidal Rapids SUP Training at Deception Pass

4 Hours – Intermediate and Advanced
Learn river sup skills and how to paddle in tidal rapids. Improve rough water skills and gain confidence in a spectacular location! Sept 26 Next Class

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Freighter Wave Surfing

3 Hours – Intermediate
Learn how to SUP surf and find out where and when to epic fun surf in Seattle! Ends mid-October!

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PSUPA Flat Water 1 Instructor Training

2 Days – Intermediate and above – Gain skills to become a professional and PSUPA certified SUP Instructor. Next Courses: Sept 27-28 / Oct 24-25

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SUP Surfing

4 Hours – Adv Beginner and Above
Coastal SUP surfing for those new to surfing and those looking to get to the next level. On the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Private classes only.

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Private SUP Surf Camp

2 1/2 Days – Intermediate and Advanced
Learn about SUP surfing on the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Private Camps Only This Year. Contact me for details

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3 Hours – Intermediate and Advanced
Learn how to safely downwind in the PNW


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Tug Surfing Shilshole Bay

2-3 Hours – Intermediate and Advanced
Find out when, where and how to surf epic peeling waves from coastal tugs.

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SUP Masters Annual Training

Annual coaching program – Master your paddling skills with month to month personalized instruction taking you to the next level and beyond. Private Classes Only.


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