SUP Basics Level 2

Read to go to the next level? Then this class if for you. We'll make your faster and more stable and show you how to get there easier with finesse to reduce injury and have more fun. Refine your turns while you learn new ones to turn the board on a dime with little effort. We'll also cover the flip rescue, pull-up rescue, towing and pushing methods to get fatigued or injured paddlers back to shore.

Schedule: Some Saturday Mornings 1-3pm. See our Calendar OR as a private 1-1 lesson on your schedule.

Some things we may cover.. (Classes will be customized to your needs)

  • Stroke Analysis - Refine your forward stroke
  • Buoy turns, crossbow, pivot turn, draw strokes
  • Footwork - Learn or refine your skills for walking on the board
  • Rescues - Flip rescue, pull-up and push rescues and towing
  • Gear safety - In depth discussion into off shore paddling concepts and gear
  • Racing class focus skills upon request
  • How to read water to get there easier with finesse. Paddle smarter not harder
  • Rough water skills - Waves, balance, down winding, current, wind, reverb, race starts
  • Touring gear, pre-trip prep and strategies



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

    Group Class: 199 per person. (2-6 people)

    1 person (1-1) Class: 299 per person.

    After Class Benefits: Receive a summary of strokes covered and tips of skills to work on and you'll be added to our Facebook Alumni Page. Optional video or stills of your experience. Help with purchasing gear.

    Alumni Discount: $10 off for returning students.

    "I had a bit of time in Seattle and signed up for the 1 1/2 hour "SUP sampler" having never been before. I was able to set my own time with Rob, the owner. In short, Rob is an excellent teacher. He was extraordinarily thorough and responsible about going over all the basics about skills and safety before we ever got out on the water."

    Leah P

    I conquered several fears paddling in currents and surfing waves and owe it to Rob, where safety and professional instructions are Salmon Bay Paddle's top priorities! - Margrit Ralph

    ""I wanted to pull two visiting teenage girls out of their comfort zone of shopping, make-up and Netflix. Having personally taken lessons with Rob a couple years ago, I contacted him to see if we could arrange something. Instructor Joe McColskey, a former high school teacher and personal trainer was up to the challenge. The girls really enjoyed their SUP Basics session. We only signed up for the 1.5 hour course, but I think they easily could have done a bit more." Lynn P