Stand Up Paddle Board Classes

I offer Small Group SUP Lessons and Adventures from a strong focus on safety. Learn at your own pace.

REGARDING COVID-19 — All gear is sanitized after each session and social distancing is practiced on land and water.  

Salmon Bay is a mobile business, I’ll meet you at the beach!


Beginners should start with Sup Basics 1 then progress to SUP Basics 2 prior to signing up for SUP surfing, Deception Pass or a Surf Camp.


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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SUP Basics, Level 2

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

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Freighter Wave Surfing

3 Hours – Intermediate
Learn how and where to surf Seattle!

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Tidal Rapids SUP Training at Deception Pass

4 Hours – Intermediate and Advanced
Learn how to paddle in tidal rapids, improve rough water skills and gain confidence in a spectacular location!

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


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SUP Surf Camp

2 1/2 Days – Intermediate and Advanced
Learn all about SUP surfing on the beautiful Washington Coast. Next Camp May 15-17.

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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 Surfing

4 Hours – Adv Beginner and Above
Coastal sup surfing for those new to surfing and those looking to get to the next level.

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PSUPA Flat Water 1 Instructor Training

2 Days – Intermediate and above. 

Become a certified SUP Instructor

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