Our professional instructors have taught thousands of paddlers over the last 26 years, from novices to experts. Let us help you get out on the water.
Olympic Outdoor Center
Join us to earn paddling skills from professionals, and have a fun while you learn! We're in one of the most beautiful areas in the United States, it's practically a crime not to paddle here.

Standup Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga

Hop on board with this incredibly fun trend in fitness!
Poulsbo: Tuesdays 8-9:00 am.
Bainbridge: Wednesdays: 8-9:00 am.

Use our boards or bring your own. Each class is tailor-made to the group

We have punch cards and passes, which are good for any SUP Yoga class through the summer of 2013.

Want a class at a different time or for a group? Make a request! programs@kayakproshop.com.

Private Lessons

Almost any paddling topic can be covered in a private lesson. Want to improve your paddle strokes? Practice capsize recovery? Have an instructor take your teenagers out for a fun afternoon?

Let us put together the perfect lesson package for you:
360.297.4659 or 1.800.592.5983


Standup Paddleboard
(SUP) Introduction

June-September. 10-12:00. Saturdays on Bainbridge Island, Sundays in Poulsbo.

If you aren't hooked on SUPing already, you will be after this class! Standup paddleboarding is the latest rage in paddlesports because it's both fun and a great workout.

Our professional instructor will teach you the basics so you can get out on the water...and get you on your way to abs of steel!

SK-1: Sea Kayak Introduction and Tour in Poulsbo

Saturdays 10-1:00 in Poulsbo.

This class will help you get comfortable in a kayak and learn the basics of paddling properly. Your fun, experienced instructor will give you a great foundation for a lifetime of kayaking. You will practice your new skills on a guided tour in our stable single kayaks.

We can also bring this class to your group anywhere in Kitsap County, year-round! We'll specially tailor the class to your group.

SK-2: Sea Kayak Capsize Recovery Class and Practice

May-September in Poulsbo.

This class may save your or another's life! You'll also have more fun paddling once you learn what it takes to tip over and get back into a kayak.

With our professionally trained instructors, learn and/or practice how to rescue yourself and others in a comfortable, fun environment.

No experience is needed and all experience levels welcome. Included: Kayaks, paddles, personal flotation devices and safety equipment. Wetsuits and drysuits are available for rent.

SK-3: Sea Kayak Touring Essentials

Available as a private or group class at any of our locations (Poulsbo, Silverdale, Bainbridge Island or Port Gamble).

This class will help you gain necessary skills and knowledge before heading out on the waters of Puget Sound and beyond.

Our experienced instructors will tailor this class to your needs. Topics include efficient paddle strokes, chart reading, current and tide basics, bracing strokes, crossing ferry lanes and any skills you'd like to learn or practice before heading out on your own kayak trip.

Prerequisites: Sea Kayak 1 and 2 (SK-1, SK-2 above) or equivalent.

Family SUP'n Fun

July-August on Bainbridge Island.
Mondays 10-11:30 or private lessons any time, year-round.

The whole family can enjoy standup paddleboarding! In this class you'll have fun while learning basic SUP safety, paddle strokes and other SUPn essentials.

This class is available almost any time as a private class.

Location: Bainbridge Island

Class Forms

Class and Release forms for Adult Programs

Fill out all forms and bring to first day of class

What To Bring

Fill out if you are renting a boat for the activity

Rental Release Form

Fill out for all classes and trips

Participant Form

Customer Comments

Thank you so much again for the fabulous lesson today! We all had an absolute blast. When Kendallís mom dropped Kate off at our house this afternoon, the girls were begging us to go tomorrow. They were offering to pay for it, even! I think weíve got some lifelong SUPers on our hands...

Just wanted to drop a line and say thanks to Spring and the rest of the fine folks at Olympic Outdoor Center for the hospitality you showed to the kids from Midlothian High School's Aquatic Science class. The kids (and I) had a blast on the water, and the visit to Port Gamble Environmental Lab was a surprise treat. I think that may have sealed my daughter's aspirations to become a marine biologist.
Jim Steele, Father and Chaperone

I very much plan to keep doing SUP outings and plan to do Paddle Bainbridge 2013! I had a great time!! The people, the food (crab!!) - and oh, the music - yay! yay! yay! Kudos to you, John, Forest and Katie - thanks a mil!

Thank you again for scheduling the Saturday outing for our group. It was wonderful, Hawk was an excellent instructor and everyone had a great time, and 4 of us would like to sign up for the SK-2 class this Thursday evening.
~Julia Atwood

I just wanted to say what great camp our son had this week with Maile and Ruebin, Spring Courtright's instructors for the Outdoor Adventure Camp. He has not done an intense camp like this without an aid, and he had a fantastic week from what I can tell. Kudos for this camp and its organization and instructors!

I ran into several people this weekend who took part of your latest Adventure Camp and they LOVED it. Truly, they were incredibly impressed and are looking forward to see what we will be offering in upcoming seasons. One of them also took the SUP class and said it was one of the best classes she has ever taken. Think Iíll have to bring my wife along for the next class on a sunny day.
Great job,
Jeff Ozimek, Bainbridge Island Metro Parks and Recreation Outdoor Recreation Coordinator

I actually went to the shop two weekends ago to buy the boys their wetsuits. They stocked a lot of really great equipment for my kayak building projects. It is good to know that they can order items that are not on the website as well, as I am always looking for parts that are difficult to find sometimes.