Surf Ski Surfing Class

Learn to surf fun coastal waves with a surf ski on the Washington Coast.

I’ll show you where to go and when, how to paddle out, catch more waves, stay in control and safe in the surf zone.

Beginner surfers will learn surf ski surfing basics in a safe and friendly small wave environment. Experienced surfers will learn new skills and best surfing locations in the PNW.

Core Skills You’ll Gain
(Classes can be customized to your needs)

  • Learn how to catch waves, turn, stop, capsize, recover and paddle out over waves.
  • Catch more waves with smarter wave selection, timing and placement
  • Learn bomber stability skills in the surf zone which will benefit all types of paddling.
  • Save energy by learning easy turning techniques before, during and after your ride
  • Avoid collisions and stress with others in the surf zone using Surfer’s Etiquette
  • Catch more waves learning to surf small boat wakes and tugs in between freighters
  • How to choose the best equipment and clothing for NW surfing
  • Refine your forward stroke so you can paddle out faster with less effort
  • Learn about NW surf forecasting

Also check out my Freighter Wave Surfing Class in Seattle, held Spring and Summer.


– Private Classes only

– Available all year per your schedule and swell forecast and tides.

– Location: Strait of Juan de Fuca

– Duration: 4 Hours. Class Size: 1-1 and 2 people only

– Skill Level: Intermediate. You should be comfortable paddling in small waves and chop and know how to re-enter your ski on both sides

– Location: Strait of Juan de Fuca, WA State / Alternatively we can also surf Deception Pass in certain conditions.


2 Person Rate: 449 per person

1 Person Lesson (1-1): 723

+ Add Rental Gear:

  • Surf ski,  kayak paddle or wing, leash, PFD (life vest)
  • Full 4/3mm or 5/4mm wetsuit, booties, hood, gloves, helmet

Rates are non-negotiable

Bringing your own gear?  Leashes and PFDs. Wetsuits or dry suits required year round. Helmet recommended for bigger days.

Contact Us!

I took a freighter surfing course with Rob and it was amazing! Rob puts safety first every stroke, all the way and opens a whole new for every paddler in the Puget Sound Area.

Margrit Ralph

Rob is fantastic! Had a great time learning to freighter surf and as a bonus feel way more comfortable maneuverin.

Anna Larson Newton