SUP, Kayak and Surf Ski Classes

SUP Basics, Level 1

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

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SUP Basics, Level 2

3 Hours – Adv Beginner to Intermediate
For paddlers wanting to get to the next level. Learn to paddle straight, turn on a dime and more! Available all year.

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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 in beautiful Deception Pass. Improve rough water skills and gain confidence in a spectacular location! Available all year.  Next Class – Oct 23

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Nav 2 - Tides, Current & Wind Basics

3 Evening Sessions (2hrs each) – with Robert Nissenbaum
Learning how Tides, Currents and Wind work are essential for chart work and on-water navigation. On Land. Next Class October: 5, 6, 7

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Nav 2 - Marine Navigation

3 Evening Sessions (2hrs each) with Robert Nissenbaum
Learn marine chart basics, how to set a bearing and more! On Land. Next Class – October: 20, 21, 22

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Weekly SUP Race Training

1 Hour – Advanced Beginning thru Advanced
7:30am – 2x weekly SUP Racing Clinics held all year! Get faster and stronger skills with regular weekly training. Next Class: Wed and Sun

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Kids Paddle, Surf and Discovery Camp

4 – 2 hr Wednesday Sessions 4 – 6pm  – Kids 9 – 14
Paddle board basics, boat surfing and trip planning – Next Camp Starts Sept 22nd

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Adult Paddle, Surf and Discovery Camps

Fall Weekends (2 days)  – Beginning through Intermediate
Several camp options for you to experience paddle boarding in the PNW. From beginning camps to running the rapids of Deception Pass and SUP surfing the coast!  Learn about beach ecology stewardship, NW maritime history and more! Next Camp: October 2021

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The Ultimate SUP Class

4 Classes – Beginning thru Intermediate / Private Class
Start as a beginner or intermediate with 3 Classes in Seattle then finish testing your new skills in the fun tidal rapids at beautiful Deception Pass!  Available all year.

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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 Course: Fall 2021

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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! Season ends mid-October

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Night Paddling

3 Hours – Adv Beginners + / Private Class
Find out how to paddle at night using simple navigation, being mindful and prepared! An amazing experience!  All Year.

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SUP Surfing

4 Hours – Adv Beginner and Intermediate
SUP surfing on the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Learn to safely paddle out and catch waves. Private classes only. Available all year. 

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SUP with your Dog

3 Hours (Adv Beginners + )
Learn step-by-step skills for paddling safely with your pup on PNW waterways!  Land/water class. Private Classes / All Year.

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Covid-19 Update – PLEASE READ..

Salmon Bay Paddle is open to individual and small groups. Paddling is a naturally distanced activity. We’ll use masks and distancing on shore. All equipment is always cleaned.


Open all year – Beginners start with Sup Basics 1 then progress to SUP Basics 2 before signing up for Downwinding, SUP Surfing, Deception Pass and freighter surfing.  If unsure of your skill level, contact me to discuss. Rental equipment available.


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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