Surf Ski Classes

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SBP is now open to individual and small group private lessons (1-4 p max) people. Paddling is a naturally distanced activity and great for much exercise and fresh air.


I offer private beginning, intermediate and advanced surf ski lessons. You should have you own ski and paddle (kayak style or wing) but I can provide wetsuits, booties, PFDs, leash and an optional helmet.


With a background in sea, surf and whitewater kayaking and over a decade with SUP I have in-depth experience with paddling PNW waters in all conditions all year. My approach to surf ski is less about strict flat water competitive racing technique and instead more about having fun, paddling safe, staying injury free and helping you get to your next level on flat water, surf, downwinding and/or in the tidal rapids of Deception Pass.

For Beginning thru advanced kayaking classes contact Body Boat Blade, the Kayak Academy and NW Outdoor Center.

  • Contact me first about the class you’re interested in.

Beginning – You’re new to paddling and/or have limited experience and/or have difficulty with balance on your ski, self-rescue, etc.

Intermediate – You have at least a year of regular paddling in a variety of conditions, can paddle over small waves, in wind and on boat wakes, can capsize, wet-exit and get back on easily.

Advanced – You can comfortably paddle in large surf, downwind in high winds, paddle rivers and/or open water or swift current in most big 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. 

Surf Ski Classes

Surf Ski Training

3 Hours  – Beginner or Intermediate
Beginner thru Intermediate paddlers with your own ski looking to get to the next level. Private Classes Only.

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Downwinding for Surf Skis in Seattle

3 Hours – Intermediate and Advanced
Learn how to safely downwind your surf ski on Puget Sound. Available all year. Private Classes Only

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Surf Ski Freighter Waves Class

3 Hours – Intermediate and Advanced
Learn how to surf epic waves on Puget Sound on your surf ski. Spring-Summer. Private Classes Only

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Weekly Surf Ski Training Program

Weekly – All Levels
Get weekly surf ski instruction! Start as a beginner or build your intermediate or advanced skills.  Private Classes Only.  Available all year.

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Tug Surfing for Surf Skis

2-3 Hours – Intermediate and Advanced
Find out when, where and how to surf epic half mile waves from coastal tugs in Seattle. All year. Private Classes Only

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Surf Ski Surfing Class

3-4 Hours – Intermediate
Learn how to surf ski coastal waves on the Strait of Juan de Fuca in Washington State. All year. Private Classes Only

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Tidal Rapids Surf Ski Training at Deception Pass

4 HoursIntermediate and Advanced
Learn how to paddle in tidal rapids, improve rough water skills and gain confidence in a spectacular location! Great training for the Deception Pass Challenge.

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