TUG WAVE SURFING
ON PUGET SOUND
Tug waves are caught in deep water offshore, unlike freighter waves which break near the beach. Waves can vary from waist to chest high and go a half mile or longer depending on the type of board or kayak you're using, your surfing skills, and weather conditions. On a big day we can choose a smallish waist high wave or go for the big drop depending on your skill level. Find out more on freighter vs. tug waves.
Tug waves occur in deep water with no beach and requires paddling a half mile into open water. We have a relationship with a tug company whose wave spreads out in a V shape behind the tug, starting at about 50' from the boat. Rides can last up to a half mile. Open to kayakers, surf skis, and OC's. Click Here to Read About Freighter Wave Surfing.
Things You'll Learn
Class Size: 1 – 4 People
Location: Shilshole Bay, Seattle
Who Should Attend?
Individual Rate (1-1): 375. Rental gear free with class cost.
Repeat Classes: $10 off per person. If you didn’t get a wave your first class – come out again for free.
We can’t guarantee waves. Tug waves can be fickle. On no wave days I’ll teach you the strokes we commonly use in surfing or bombproof your current skills. Three core strokes will increase your wave count both here and on the coast. We’ll cover self-rescue, water safety and rescues for rough water conditions and where to find and how to forecast tug and freighter waves. We offer one free followup class for students who don't catch a wave during their first class.