My name is Jason Learned and welcome to "Northwest Paddling", an online resource for paddling in the Pacific Northwest.

I started paddling in 2009 after purchasing my first boat. I am currently a BCU 4 Star Leader and an ACA L4 Open Water Sea Kayak Instructor.

My hope is that the info on this site allows you to have a safe and enjoyable time on the water.



Baja Festival

This is a rough water event for experienced sea kayakers in Baja Mexico. 2 classes being offered in April 2014!

Lumpy Waters

Use Promo Code Lumpy2014 to save 15% on registration until Feb 3rd. October 10th-12th 2014



This is an awesome course and you should take it. This will elevate your paddling to a new level! June 21-23 2014

Northwest Paddle Festival

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The largest event of its kind in the Pacific Northwest bringing paddle sports retailers, manufacturers and athletes together in one location! Featuring more than 60 paddle sports businesses offering canoes, kayaks, stand up paddleboards, paddling equipment, accessories and gear, the Northwest Paddling Festival on Friday, May 9 and Saturday, May 10, 2014 on Lake Sammamish is a can’t-miss-event for any paddling enthusiast. Shop, compare a browse the best in paddle sports brands side-by-side

Paper Charts Are Not Gone Yet!

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On October 21st, NOAA Announced an end to traditional paper charts. What does this mean for the kayaking community? Paper charts are one of the essential tools for marine navigation. NOAA has been printing paper charts for mariners for

Learn to Paddle with the WKC

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The Pacific Northwest is a fabulous place to start learning how to paddle. The Washington Kayak Club (WKC), is registered with the American Canoe Association as a Paddle America Club.  This is a group of clubs across the country that is


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