Stand Up Paddle Boarding

The newest old way to have fun on the water

Stand up paddle boarding is the fastest growing watersport in the world—but it’s far from a new craze.

A Polynesian waterman sport that had its last heyday in the early 1960s, its easy learning curve — it really is easier than it looks — and fitness benefits have made it a favorite conditioning sport of celebrities, supermodels and surfers. But it’s also a wonderful way to unwind from a long day or enjoy a leisurely weekend afternoon with the family.

Surf Ballard is the perfect launching point for your stand up paddle adventure. Just steps from the water, we offer a truly one-of-a-kind experience. See the Ballard Locks from a different perspective, cruise out to the lighthouse on the shores of Discovery Park, or check out the boats at the Shilshole marina. Harbor seals, sea lions, starfish, and bald eagles are your likely companions—and, if you’re really lucky, you might glimpse a whale or two.

Click here to rent a SUP Board—and be sure to check out this video for a few SUP do’s and dont’s before you head out to the water.

Rent a SUP Board

All stand up paddle board rentals include a paddle. Prices include tax. For more information, click here to see our SUP Rental FAQ.

2-Hour SUP Board Rentals

Please use our online reservation system to reserve your 2-Hour SUP Board Rental.

  • $40/2 Hrs.

Our 2 hr. stand up paddle board rentals entitle you to our discounted wetsuit rate of $5/2 Hrs. Booties included, if desired.

Full Day SUP Board Rentals

Please call the shop at 206.726.7878 to arrange for your Full Day SUP Board Rental.

  • $80/Full Day (Week Days)
  • $100/Full Day (Weekend Days)