Ever look out on Lake Washington or Shilshoe Bay, see someone stand-up paddleboarding and say to yourself, "How the heck do they stay up?" Perhaps it's time to find out. SUPing might have started in Hawaii but it's firmly affixed itself to the shores of Seattle and the surrounding area. While standing up in the middle of the ocean or a lake might seem daunting, it's actually pretty fun and thrilling once you get the hang of it. You might as well take advantage of the beautiful weather outside and learn how to do it. Find the place nearest you on the map below and start SUPing.Read More
What SUP? Seattle-Area Spots For Stand-Up Paddleboarding
1. Green Lake Boat Rentals
Seattle, WA 98115
You won't get many better environments around Seattle to go SUPing. Flat waters, beautfiul views and multiples places around the lake to get in, get out and get going. Rent (or buy), 7 days/week, 9am-6pm.
2. Urban Surf
Go to SUP School. Urban Surf offers lessons that include certified instruction, board, paddle, leash, life jacket, wetsuit and 1.5 hours of fun. If you're feeling flexible, they even offer Yoga SUP...
3. Washington Surf Academy
Seattle, WA 98107
Grab a board and wetsuit at Surf Ballard, walk across the street to the bay — and you can be in the water within minutes. Take a two-hour SUP excursion around Shilshole Bay once you're ready.
4. Northwest Outdoor Center
Seattle, WA 98109
Explore the beautiful Seattle waterways on a Standup Paddle Board (SUP). They have several models of SUPs Take a Thursday night Paddleboard Class to get started and then you'll be up and paddling, literally. You can paddle from NWOC to Lake Washington, where you have some 80+ miles to work with.
5. Salmon Bay Paddle
Seattle, WA 98107
Got a few SUPs under your belt? Check out their weekly SUP race on Monday evenings at 7pm, May-September. Beginners can get SUP Instructor training and Certification through the Professional Stand Up Paddle Association and then come back for Sunset Tours on Thursday evenings.
6. Alki Kayak Tours
Seattle, WA 98126
Join them for introductory paddles and classes, or focus on the finer aspects of the race stroke. They have aligned their program with the ASI Certification process so we can give you the tools to safely and effectively enjoy the growing sport of Stand Up Paddleboarding.
7. Foss Harbor Marina
Tacoma, WA 98402
Experience Tacoma on a Foss Harbor Marina stand-up paddle board. Their location at the mouth of the Foss Waterway gives you easy access to Commencement Bay, Ruston Way, Point Defiance Park and many other scenic destinations. Two hour rental for $30, four hours for $55.
8. Juanita Beach Park
Kirkland, WA 98034
Head on over to The SUP Shack at Juanita Beach Park at the northern tip of Juanita Bay for some Kirkland SUP. Hourly rental will run you $20/hour or you can do a 90 minute tour with a group for $60/person.
9. WhatsSup at Bothell Landing
Bothell, WA 98011
Stand Up Paddle Board lessons suited for any ability level. SUP rentals available at $18 for the first hour and $12 for the second hour.
10. WhatsSup at Log Boom Park
Kenmore, WA 98028
Their other SUP location is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 1:00pm to 7:00pm Saturday & Sunday from 11:00am to 7:00pm. $18 for the first hour and $12 for the second hour.
11. Perfect Wave
Kirkland, WA 98033
SUP Boards are $75.00/day or $20/hour rental. They also offer a delivery and pick-up within the Kirkland area for $20.00 fee in case you don't want to expend any energy beforehand or afterward.