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Surf Ski Classes

Covid-19 NoticeSBP is 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.

WHERE TO START? 

I offer private beginning, intermediate and advanced surf ski lessons.

WHAT IS A SURF SKI?

A surf ski is a high performance sit on top kayak. While they are known for racing they’re also super fun in the surf, downwinding (surfing wind waves) and are great for touring.

Unlike a sea kayak, surf skis are super light so easier to carry.  Some surf skis come with a storage hatch or two making them great for day tours and overnight trips.  

MY METHOD

My approach to surf ski is less about 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, touring and/or in the tidal rapids of Deception Pass.  Ok to use a regular kayak paddle or wing.  

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.

HOW TO SIGN UP
  • Contact me first about the class you’re interested in.
SKILL LEVELS

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 BookKayaking Puget Sound and the San Juans, 60 Trips from Mountaineers Books. 

Surf Ski Classes

Surf Ski Training

3 Hours  – Beginner or Intermediate
Beginner thru Intermediate paddlers looking to learn the basics or get to the next level. All Year.

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Downwinding for Surf Skis in Seattle

3 Hours – Intermediate and Advanced
Learn how to safely downwind your surf ski with wind swell on Puget Sound. All year

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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.

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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.  All year.

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Tug Surfing for Surf Skis

3 Hours – Intermediate and Advanced
Find out when, where and how to surf epic half mile waves from coastal tugs in Seattle. Wed & Fridays. All year.

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Surf Ski Surfing Class

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

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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. Next Class: Jan 9 

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