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 smarter trip planning and on-water decisions. Next Classes:  Dec 6 & 7 / Feb 7 & 8 in Seattle.  

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Skagit River Eagle Paddle Tours

5 Hours – SUP Intermediate – Advanced /  Schedule: Dec 10, Jan 7, Feb 11
Our guide Brice Howard will take you down this scenic stretch of the Skagit River to spot winter bald eagles. For intermediate + paddlers with experience in current. 

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Ballard Sea Squad - Youth Team

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

Learn how to paddle board from our patient certified instructors!  Learn the basics through racing, freighter surfing and paddling bumps. Open to all teens. 2022 Schedule:  Sat Nov 19 / Dec 10 

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SUP Downwinding Level 1 & 2 Class

3 Hours – Intermediate to Advanced Level / Private Class
Learn how safely downwind on your SUP in Seattle with Rob Casey. Find out where to go, how to catch bumps and stay off the news. Available all year. 

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Trip Leader Training

2 – 3 Hour Classes  – Intermediate and Advanced / Instr: Robert Nissenbaum / Non-certification class
For paddlers wanting to lead trips for clubs, recreational group or outfitters. For SUP and Kayak. There will be 2 – 3hr sessions – one Classroom on January 22 and on On-Water Spring, TBA.

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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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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.  2023 Class Dates: April 15-16 / June 10-11

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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. Contact us for Private Camps until Spring 2023

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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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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.  Private Classes until Spring / Next Group Class:  Summer 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: Paddling is a naturally distanced activity. Instructors are vaccinated.

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 at not cost.  We’re Open all year.


Sign up online for Group Classes. Contact me for Private Classes. 


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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