Stand Up Paddle Board Classes

Covid-19 Update – PLEASE READ..

SBP is now open to individual and small group (4p max) people from the same householdLocal classes and tours only. 

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, D Pass, surfing and freighter surfing. If unsure of your skill level, contact me to discuss.

  • Contact me first about the class you’re interested in.
  • Then Click Sign-Up to pay to secure your spot. Follow directions in sign-up.

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 to SUP surf and/or find out where and when 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! June 7th Next Class

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


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Learn to Kayak - Level 1

3 Hours – Beginner or Refresher

Learn the basics of kayaking so you can paddle safely on your own. Also learn rescues, balance skills and fast turns. 


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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: Aug 7-9

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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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Learn to Kayak - Level 2

3 Hours – Adv Beginner or Intermediate

Take your sea kayak skills to the next level with quicker turns and/or an intro to rough water, waves and wind. 


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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 – Gain skills to become a professional and PSUPA certified SUP Instructor.

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Donate to Salmon Bay Paddle

With Covid-19 I’ll have a short season with several restrictions making for a tough go at it this year.  Help keep me stay in business with a donation!  


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