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Freighter Wave SUP Surfing

Freighter Wave SUP Surfing

Duration:3 hours total
Includes:Equipment
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

Rob Casey is the author Stand Up Paddling Flat Water to Surf and Rivers and Kayaking Puget Sound both for Mountaineers Books. He started Salmon Bay Paddle in 2010 to provide personable small group SUP instruction in the Pacific Northwest. In 2013, Rob co-founded and is the director of PSUPA (Professional Stand Up Paddle Association) which trains and certifies SUP instructors worldwide. Rob…
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What we’ll do

Learn how to surf a SUP on beautiful Shilshole Bay on waist to chest high waves generated by distant container ships. You'll learn SUP surfing techniques, surf etiquette and how to forecast freighter surf. After matching you with a stable board matched to your height and weight, we''ll launch and warm-up by learning or refining your SUP surfing skills on flat water. As the waves arrive,…

What else you should know

You should have experience on a paddle board, know how to swim and be able to paddle in some rough water. I can't guarantee you'll catch waves. Join us again at no charge if not satisfied.

What I’ll provide

Equipment
SUP, paddle, wetsuit PFD and leash.

What to bring

Bathing suit
Eyeglasses retainer strap
Wide brimmed hat or b-ball cap for sun
Rash guard or synthetic quick drying shirt
Any prescriptions and/or epi-pen or in-haler
Waterproof camera or phone with strap to attach to PFD
Experienced surfers - personal surf gear is ok

Where you'll be

Paddling on Shilshole Bay you'll meet friendly harbor seals, see bald eagles and rich marine life underwater such as Dungeness crab. Enjoy views of the historic West Point Lighthouse and across Puget Sound, the snow capped Olympic Mountains. Time depending, we can paddle to the Ballard Locks and enjoy a free ride from tidal current back to our launch location.

Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

You should have experience on a paddle board, know how to swim and be able to paddle in some rough water. I can't guarantee you'll catch waves. Join us again at no charge if not satisfied.
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Freighter Wave SUP Surfing
New experience
$304/person
New experience
$304/person