Seattle Resources for Tides, Marine Weather and Travel / Lodging – Scroll down to see where to find PNW surf and sup shops, tides, currents, wind and where to stay and eat.
PNW Paddling & Surfing Resources
Puget Sound Weather Links:
NOAA Real Time Marine Weather & Forecasts, Puget Sound & NW Coast
WSDOT, Puget Sound and Inland Weather. And Traffic, ferry and road webcams.
Seattle Maritime Books and Marine Charts
Captains Supply – Ballard (across from Maritime Pacific Brewery)
Starpath – Online store by Seattle navigation expert and author David Burch
Pacific NW Tides & Currents:
Dairiki – PNW Tide Site – Local is more accurate
Washington Surf Forecast:
Surf WA – NW based forecasts and webcams app
Water Trails & Marine Parks:
Boating Safety & Surf Etiquette
MarineTraffic.com – track ships and boats by radar.
Recommended Paddling Gear from our Sponsors
KAVU – Cool outdoor clothing manufacturer with stores in Seattle.
Accent Paddles – Great SUP and Kayaking paddles.
NorthWater Paddle Sports Gear – Tow ropes, leashes etc made in Vancouver BC
Splinter SUP – Stitch and glue performance wood paddle boards 12′-6, 14′, and 16′ lengths. Port Townsend based.
MTI Adventure Wear – Lifejackets. Rob is a Safety Ambassador for MTI.
NW Outdoor Center (NWOC) on Westlake in Seattle. Kayak and SUP. Great store.
Urban Surf – Surf, kite and SUP shop, north end of Lake Union
Kayak Academy – Kayak and some SUP stuff in Issaquah, WA
Perfect Wave – Surf and SUP shop in Kirkland, owned by Hawaiians.
Rob’s Books and Blog
Salmon Bay Paddle BLOG – Rob shares his stoke for SUP with technique tips, product reviews and trip ideas.
SUP Instructional Videos on YouTube – Rob’s YouTube Channel
Stand Up Paddling: Flatwater to Surf and Rivers – the first and only comprehensive guide to the sport., with a foreword by Dave Kalama. Visit the Mountaineers Books website for a free download of the “Rivers” chapter.
Kayaking Puget Sound & The San Juan Islands – 60 paddling trips throughout Puget Sound, and the San Juan and Gulf Islands, including suggestions for stand up paddlers.
Where to Stay in Ballard
Recommended Ballard Restaurants –
Variety – HiLife
Sushi – Several to choose from Here.
Craft Beer / Drinks – All of the above. Also visit this link for a list of Ballard breweries.
Ballard Dining Guide – Eat Ballard