Welcome to "Northwest Paddling", your online resource for paddling in the Pacific Northwest.
My name is Jason Learned and I am a BCU 4 Star Leader and an ACA L4 Open Water Sea Kayak Instructor.
Here you will find a network of information relating to safety, skills, camping, equipment, and local events.
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Come to Vashon Island, Washington, to break the world’s record for the most kayaks and canoes rafted up in one place on Sunday, August 17th, 2014!
August 23rd & 24th 2014, plus more. . .The surf zone is an amazing environment for developing many kayaking skills at once and it can be a fun place to learn! Improve bracing, balance and edging skills and progress in stroke proficiency.
2014 West Coast BCU week hosted by Alder Creek Canoe & Kayak will be held Sept 27- Oct 9th on the Northern Oregon Coast. You can get Coaching courses, Canoe, Surf and Whitewater training this year plus 5 STAR SEA TRAINING!
Available From May to September 2014. If you value your coastal recreation and want to ensure long-term protection, taking the survey is your opportunity to participate.
Located at beautiful Hobuck Beach in Neah Bay, Washington, the Hobuck Hoedown features phenomenal surfers from across the world. October 4th-5th, 2014
Lumpy is a three day (Oct 10th-12th 2014) celebration of sea kayaking with coaching aimed at advanced beginners, early intermediates, and advanced level sea paddlers looking to improve their skills on the beautiful Oregon Coast.