Learn how and where to downwind in the Pacific Northwest. You'll learn how to forecast wind, how to catch waves easily, read bumps and how to stay off the evening news by using risk management skills so you have more fun.

Schedule: When the wind blows. Contact me for your preferred open dates and we'll try to plan for windy days. Seattle classes will be held on Puget Sound. We will be offering a few classes in Hood River Spring-Summer 2018

Who Should Sign Up: You should have Level 2 or more skills, can swim (basics), be comfortable with falling and getting back on, be able to handle light wind and chop. Contact us for a SUP Basics 1 or 2 class if you don't think you have these skills or would like to improve your basic skills.

Core Skills (Classes can be customized to your needs)

  • Learn wind forecasting tools and techniques to get more surf days
  • Learn how to read water to catch more rides
  • Rescues & Safety - Learn how to rescue yourself and others in high wind
  • Downwind Gear - boards, double leashing, visibility, clothing and communication.
  • How to choose where to go, planning put-ins and take-out, shuttles and backup plans
  • Get solid skills for paddling in rough water and high wind so you can have more fun, less issues



    Cost includes use of all gear: stable board, paddle, leash, PFD, wetsuit and booties.

    Group Class: 199 per person. (3-6 people)
    2 Person Semi Private Class: 299 per person.
    1 person (1-1) Class: 399 per person.

    After Class Benefits: Receive a summary of strokes covered and tips of skills to work on. Optional video or stills of your experience. Help with purchasing gear.

    Alumni Discount: $25 off for returning students.