Washington Surf Academy in Ballard shares a parking lot with the absolutely delicious Paseo sandwich shop.
From surfing, stand up paddleboarding and yoga on the water, Washington Surf Academy has your bases covered when it comes to playing in and around the Puget Sound. Andrew Drake opened shop in Shilshole Bay after being a competitive surfer and instructor for decades. His classes, private and group, offer students a chance to experience the Puget Sound in a variety of ways, whether doing a downward dog on a paddleboard through their Paddleboard Yoga program, peacefully paddling to the Lighthouse at Discovery Park on a stand up board or surfing the delightfully chilly PNW coast. Although partially difficult to balance at first, eventually you become accustomed to being on the board and it's smooth sailing from there! I saw a bald eagle, harbor seal and a trap full of giant crabs. Oh, and FYI, the white jellyfish you see won't try climbing up on your board, so don't be afraid! Call the Academy today for a lesson or class at 206-387-9054!