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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It's Pool Time

Many organizations in the area offer the opportunity to bring your kayak indoors to ply the chlorinated waters of your local pools to practice your skills.

Hobuck Hoedown

Coming October 2015. The Hoedown is 2-day Surf Kayaking Festival at beautiful Hobuck Beach in Neah Bay, WA. Surfing, Camping, Cabins, Good food and Good Vibes!

Storm Gathering

March 6-8 2015, a paddling symposium on the west coast is being organized by Mark Tozer and Helen Wilson of Greenland or Bust.

Featured Video


This is a small overfall in the south sound that sets up when you a flood greater than 2kts and opposing SW winds!


2015 Coastal Cleanup

April 25, 2015 Washington CoastSavers will be cleaning many of your favorite beaches for the Washington Coast Cleanup. See this map to find a beach you and your friends may want to clean!

Lumpy Waters

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.

Local Repairs

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Planning Hints

Difficulty: SK III Distance: 11.5NM
Chart(s): NOAA 18448, SeaTrails WA204 Launch: Home Boat Launch


Tide Info:

  • Home , Von Geldron Cove (Tides)
  • Pitt Passage, East of Pitt Island (Currents)