SUP / Paddle Board Classes

Nav 1 - Tides, Current & Wind Basics

Nav 1 – Learn the Basic essentials of Marine Navigation – with Robert Nissenbaum
Learning how Tides, Currents and Wind work so you can make smart on-water decisions. Next Class:  Oct 5 & 6 in Seattle.  

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SUP Deception Pass - Tidal Rapids Training

4 Hours – Intermediate and Advanced
Learn River Sup skills and how to paddle in tidal rapids in beautiful Deception Pass. Improve rough water skills and gain confidence in a spectacular location! Available all year.  Next Class: Oct 16 / Nov 12 / Dec 3

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SUP Surf Camp

2 Days – Learn how to SUP Surf on the Washington Coast at beautiful Hobuck Beach!  For Sup surf beginners and those looking to improve skills. Sept 24-25 @ Hobuck Beach

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SUP Basics, Level 1

3 Hours – Beginner
An introduction to the basics and SUP safety by patient certified instructors. Group classes on most Sunday mornings. Private classes anytime.

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SUP Basics, Level 2

3 Hours – Advanced Beginner to Intermediate
For paddlers wanting to get to the next level. Learn to paddle straight, turn on a dime, walk the board and paddle bumps! Group classes on most Sunday mornings. Private classes anytime

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Ballard Sea Squad - Youth Team

 All Levels – For kids 14-18 – ‘Ballard Sea Squad’ 

Learn how to paddle board from our patient certified instructors!  Learn the basics through racing, freighter surfing and paddling bumps.  Open to all teens. Next Class: Sept in Seattle.

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Freighter Wave Surfing

3 Hours – Intermediate
Learn how to SUP surf and find out where and when to fun surf in Seattle!  Legit waves! Spring & Summer only. SEASON ENDED FOR 2022

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PSUPA Flat Water 1 SUP Instructor Training and Certification

2 Days – Intermediate and Advanced
Rob Casey will train you to be a professional SUP instructor and SUP Ambassador!  This 2 day course will give you all the skills needed to teach beginning and intermediate SUP courses.  Next Course: Oct 13-14 & Spring 2023

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**Please read through each class description before asking me how much the class costs and when we hold it. 

Check out Calendar for Group Class Dates.  Privates welcome anytime.

Covid-19 Update: Paddling is a naturally distanced activity. Instructors are vaccinated and all equipment is always cleaned.

Beginners start with Sup Basics 1 or Kayak 1 then progress to SUP Basics 2 or Kayak 2 before signing up for SUP or Kayak Surfing Camps, Deception Pass, etc.  If unsure of your skill level, contact me to discuss. Rental gear available.  We’re Open all year.


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


Beginning – No or limited experience. Intermediate – You can stand up, paddle straight, turn, paddle over small waves and boat wakes and fall and get back on easily. Advanced – You can SUP surf in 5′ waves or downwind in 30 kts or paddle Class 3 rivers and/or open water touring in coastal 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. 

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