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This is a Meet Up group for Salmon Bay Paddle, a Seattle based Paddle Board and Kayak instruction and tour school owned by SUP guidebook author and expert certified instructor Rob CaseyWanna learn to SUP? Check out our basic class options below to get started. First time? We work individually with each person so you feel comfortable. We work with all body types, physical levels and ages novice through advanced. Many of our students lives have been transformed by SUP! We also have strong focus on safety so you have more fun.

Check our Calendar for upcoming classes and tours. Call us to arrange a date around your schedule if you don't see it on the calendar.  We do a lot of custom scheduled classes and tours. We're open all year and provide toasty wetsuits and booties. Don't wait till summer, our toasty wetsuits will keep you more than warm and comfortable January or April. My quote: "Life's to short to wait for a sunny day in Seattle."

Classes Available:

1.5 hour SUP Basics - Includes all gear and expert instruction. Curious about SUP? 

2.5 hour SUP Basics, Includes all gear, expert instruction and class review.

Fundamental SUP Skills - 4 Days or 1.5 Days. Progress from novice to intermediate in this series.

SUP Surfing - Learn to surf in WA! We start on small waves. Everyone catches a wave!

Tidal Rapids Fun in Deception Pass - Learn how to paddle a SUP in current! Great Sound training course.

Freighter & Tug Wave Surfing - Learn to Surf waist to chest high waves in Seattle.

SBP Skill Levels:

Beginner – No experience on a board or limited skills. You aren’t comfortable on bumps, have only paddled a few times and/or haven’t fallen off a board yet. Take our SUP SamplerSUP Basics or Fundamentals Skills.

Level 1 – Advanced Beginner:  You can stand with ease, can turn, and can fall off and get back on your board. Some experience with bumps such as boat wakes or wind waves.

Level 2 – Intermediate: Solid flat water paddling skills: ability to turn and stop with ease in flat or bumpy water. Some rough water experience – ability to manage small boat wakes, small wind waves and/or navigate gentle current. Experience wind waves to 3′, wind to 20kts and surf to 4′. Able to self or group rescue in rough water.

Level 3 – Advanced: At least 2 years of paddling experience in open water, river and/or surf. Comfortable with large wind waves to 4′, surf  to 6′ and/or fast moving current and winds to 30kts. Able to self or group rescue in rough water.

Who Shouldn't Sign Up? You can't swim; You don't want to wear a leash and PFD; You might be a no show for a trip your RSVP'd on; You don't care about safety.

Need Info? salmonbaypaddle@gmail.com / 206.465.7167

Check out Rob's SUP tips blog, Stoke Magazine.

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