"What an awesome class my husband and I had with Rob today for our SUP certification. His course curriculum covered all that we need to feel confident to teach a class to our clients at Union Paddle and Row. Our time in the water was invaluable as we perfected our strokes in both calm and choppy water. The rescue portion of our class was presented in such a way we all left prepared and ready if need be. I would recommend this class to all."
ANN S., Union Paddle & Row

“I've been a sea kayak guide and instructor for 40 years and decided to pursue it here in the Northwest. Rob taught me in a couple of hours a whole quiver of skills to work on. He gave me his take on SUP vs. kayaking, which is not either or, but just an amphibious extension of FUN.”
DAVID STEEL, Vashon Island

"I was impressed by Rob's thorough knowledge of the skills required to handle a stand up board. He explained the different paddle strokes and made it easy to understand. Rob's attention and guidance to safety gave me further confidence in his skills as an instructor that I could trust."
SHAUN VINE, Seattle and Durban, South Africa

“Rob’s personalized instruction greatly improved my skills and gave me the confidence to become fully immersed in stand up paddling. There are plenty of SUP classes out there, most with very large groups and not a lot of one-on-one time. Rob’s classes are small and customized to suit your specific needs and perfect for those who really want to learn the ins and outs of the Pacific NW’s perfect sport.”

"I took a basics class from Rob which really improved my understanding of the sport—then I took the SUP Surfing class, which not only got me surfing, but gave me a new set of skills that keeps developing every time I get back in the water."

“Rob’s patience was great and the pace perfect for me. He broke concepts down into easy chunks and was a great communicator.”

“A week before the Round the Rock race, I was in need of an extra edge to perform my best. Rob travelled to my home waters and coached me on a some things that turned out to be really helpful at the RTR and many races after.”


BuzzFeed — Mention of Salmon Bay Paddle in story about the Ballard Elks, May 2016.

Seattle Weekly — “Getting Wet is Part of the Fun,” as part of ConnectClasses, June 2, 2016

Alaska Air — Mention of Salmon Bay Paddle in in-flight magazine, 2015

Boston Globe — 2014, Mention of Rob in article on ‘Best Places to Go Stand Up Paddling”

Seattle Times — Bioluminence Tours article listing Salmon Bay Paddle in, 2013.

Seattle Times — Story and video on our Tug Wake Surfing on Puget Sound, 2012.

Spokesman Review — Article on Rob and the sport of SUP in the , 2011


2016 King 5 Evening with Jim Dever – NW Best Places – “Surfing in Deception Pass

2015 King 5 Evening with Jim Dever – “Freighter and Tug Surfing


Click here to hear podcasts featuring or including Rob

“The Genesis of a Stand Up Paddling Community”

“Rob Casey, Reading the Water”


Spring 2016, Kenmore Air in-flight Magazine – Kayaking in the San Juan Islands.

REI.com – How to Choose a Paddleboard.

SUP magazine – Instruction tips, NW SUP travel, event coverage, photos and more 2008 – Present.

Canoe Kayak Magazine – NW paddling events, NW travel, Pygmy Kayaks story, NW paddler profiles & gear reviews

Tug Wave Surfing article in Canoe Kayak Magazine 5/6/15

How to do the Pivot Turn‘ Article and video Rob wrote for online e-zine, Paddling.net

“Should SUP be part of your wellness routine?” Read the article Rob wrote for Caldera Spa’s newslette

Article on SUP in The Wall Street Journal Rob contributed to, 2014

Waggoner's NW Boating - 2 articles on the benefits of SUPs for boaters

Curbed Seattle

SUP Connect

Stand Up Journal

Distressed Mullet