Tug surfing Puget Sound last week on my newly retrofitted Sterling's Illusion sit on top. Thanks to Sean Thomas of Echo Composites for doing the work. With knee straps I have the same control as knee pads and can still roll. He installed self bailing scuppers to draw the water out when surfing.
The tug wave can go from Ballard to downtown Seattle, but we just do to the West Point Lighthouse then paddle back to Ballard. About a half mile ride (or rides).
Take my tug surfing class to learn how and where to catch these epic waves. Must be an experienced paddler as we take the waves in deep water a half mile offshore.
We get one set (3 waves) per boat so it can be easily missed if you fall of don't catch the wave.
Best on a long sup 12-6 or longer (ideally a 14'), a sea kayak, surf ski or OC.
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