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Freighter Wave Surfing

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    Salmon Bay Paddle

  • Locations

    Seattle, Washington, United States

  • Activities

    Adventure, Stand Up Paddleboarding

  • Price
    $85 USD per person
  • Duration

    2.5 hrs

  • Avg Distance

    500 feet

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Wed & Friday 11:30 - 2pm

  • Starting Location

    Ballard Elks Lodge

  • Price Includes

    All gear: stable board, paddle, leash, wetsuit (if cooler), booties, gloves, and PFD. Also we'll take photos and videos of your experience.

  • Notes

    Freighter waves can be fickle. If you don't get a wave, you can come back again for free.


  • Surf in Seattle! Waves vary from knee to chest high with rides up to 2 minutes long.
  • Learn to Paddle Surf in Seattle! We work with all levels.
  • All gear is provided.
  • See bald eagles, harbor seals, dungeness crab and other sea life.
  • Enjoy views of the Olympic Mountains, Whidbey Island, Bainbridge Island, and Salmon Bay below the Chittenden Locks.

Trip Info

Surfing in Seattle ? Yes! Learn how to surf ocean sized waves from passing Freighters on Puget Sound in Seattle. Available Spring through Fall, we’ll teach you how to surf a sup or help you work on current skills.

Your adventure awaits!

Salmon Bay Paddle

Stand Up Paddling & Kayaking instruction and tours in the Pacific Northwest by guidebook author Rob Casey and our PSUPA certified guides. We’re a mobile business with great equipment, personal service and work with all skill levels. We also offer classes and guide services in surfing, tidal rapids training and overnight trips on Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands. Check out our Freighter Wave Surfing class!

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