SUP and Kayak

Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP) was made available to our members in 2018, and this program has seen a lot of growth since.   It is one of the fastest-growing individual water sports.  Club SAKE firmly believes that Stand Up Paddleboarding can be done as a group activity, safely and without the hassle of loading up a board on the roof of your car (or inflating).

Come join us on the flat waters off Seward Park on the south end of Lake Washington. First-timers are welcome with certified trainers and leads. 

  • Full membership is required - there is no free trial period for this activity.  Annual membership is $140 and includes access to dragon boat, kayak, and outrigger canoe activities.
  • A typical paddle session is about 1 1/2 to 2 hours, during which you will paddle 2 to 3 miles. Practices are Wednesdays at 6:30pm and Sundays at 10:00am. Impromptu sessions are also available upon request so long as safety requirements are met
  • Sundays at 9am, there is a SUP stretch session.  Come stretch and clear your mind before going out at 10.
  • Safety requirements - Minimum of 2 members must go out together and return together.  A PFD and leash must be worn at all times. One of the members must carry a phone or a radio in a waterproof case.  All paddlers must demonstrate self-recovery on the first day.

Koichi leads a SUP stretch session on a beautiful day at the Lakewood Marina. Photo ©Allison Delong

In 2022, a small fleet of single and double kayaks was donated to the club, further expanding the activities we offer.  These kayaks are easy to learn to use, while providing good stability.  They can be used for medium to long-distance, such as going around Mercer Island, or for fishing.

  • Kayak is available to paid members only - there is no free trial period for this activity.
  • They may be used casually, subject to the below safety requirements, or for special outings.
  • Single kayaks may be used without the requirement of vaccination, using the same social distancing and masking requirements as SUP.
  • Members can take the kayaks out in conjunction with SUP sessions. Long paddle sessions that include picnicking, camping, and fishing are planned quarterly. Eg: Labor Day, Thanksgiving weekend, Memorial Day, 4th of July.
  • Safety Requirements:  Minimum of 2 members must go out together and return together. A PFD must be worn at all times.  One of the members must carry a phone or radio in a waterproof case.  Each paddler must have a plan for recovery in the event of a capsize.