One or Two 2-Hour Paddleboard Tour and Lesson from Washington Surf Academy (Up to 51% Off)

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In a Nutshell

After on-land instruction, paddleboarders float behind guides into Shilshole’s waters and scan the scenery for local wildlife

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Sep 26, 2017. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must sign waiver. Online registration required. Merchant's standard 24-hour cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed voucher price). $5 wetsuit rentals available. 9.5% sales tax ($3.33) will be collected at redemption. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • One 2-Hour Paddleboard Tour and Lesson
  • Two 2-Hour Paddleboard Tour and Lesson

Paddleboard lesson tours kick off with a 7-minute session on the beach, during which a guide and a helper go over currents, wind, and safety. Once in the water, they teach how to stand on boards, balance, and perform paddle strokes efficient enough to mix a giant chocolate milk shake.

Groups float single file and tour different aquatic sites, potentially spotting views of wildlife such as bald eagles and harbor seals. Two-hour excursions take place around Shilshole and include a SUP board and paddle.

Washington Surf Academy

It's been more than three decades since Andrew Drake rode his first wave, but his passion for surfing stays strong. Washington Surf Academy is the embodiment of his passion and has grown to include instruction not just for surfing but for paddleboards as well. Unlike a gingerbread man's enemies, Mr. Drake's classes don't take a cookie-cutter approach. "Every person is a unique case," he says. The diversity of his clientele is one of the things Mr. Drake finds most rewarding. "Some people will have huge fears, and it is nice to see them get over them. This one time, this lady was freaking out, but I talked her into it, and she loved it so much that she bought a board from us on the first day."

By helping them to float out of their comfort zones, Mr. Drake and his team open people up to the hidden world off Seattle's coast. With snow-capped peaks in the distance, surfers can conquer waves and paddleboarders can float beneath bald eagles flying to their next college history lecture.

Customer Reviews

Plan to have some fun!!
Alma F. · August 22, 2015
It was a lot of fun and the water isn't as cold as you think
Nora H. · August 22, 2015
It's hard in your first try, but don't get discouraged! So worth it!
Amanda M. · August 1, 2015

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