Northwest Paddle Races 2020

Seattle Race Series

Seattle Spring Seattle Race Series with monthly 8 mile races on Seattle’s inner waterways. Starting from Agua Verde Paddle Club on Portage Bay, you’ll race into Lake Union, through the Ship Canal to the Ballard bridge and return to Portage Bay.  CANCELLED FOR 2020.

Fun while it lasted! Thanks all for your support!

St Paddles Day Race

Annual 3 and 6 Mile Paddling Race at Alderbrook Resort – March 14, 2020. RACE CANCELLED  DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS.

Spring Deception Pass Challenge

First Annual – 6 Miles – Traditional Race but.. Start on the ebb to beat the flood. CANCELLED

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Bremerton Tidal Challenge Race

6 Miles – in Bremerton’s Port Washington Narrows in Tidal Currents!  CANCELLED!

2020 Makah Coast Race

8 Mile Ocean Paddling and Rowing Race Thru the Surf at Hobuck Beach. Sunday Oct 4, 2020 Registration Opens Summer.

Event Details

Deception Pass Challenge

6 Mile Paddling Race in the Tidal Rapids of Deception Pass. DP Dash Under New Management. Next: 12/5/2020 – Registration Opens Summer

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Other 2020 PNW Races

Ballard Elks Monday Night Summer Races

We started this series 8 years ago but handed it to the Ballard Elks Paddling Club in 2018.  Every Monday evening from May to mid-September, come out with any paddling craft to race 2 to 3 miles on 3 different courses. Open to all levels of racers and paddlers.

Registration opens in the Elks lot at 6:00 – Race starts at 7pm. Proceeds donated to the Vocational Scholarship Fund, an Elks charity. Contract the Ballard Elks Paddling Club (BEPC) for details: bepc827@gmail.com


June 5-7 – 70 miles Tacoma to PT

Urban Surf Summer SUP Series

3 mile course on 6 Wednesday evenings on Lake Union July – August More Info

Gorge Downwind Champs Series – Hood River

Epic downwind series for all paddle craft. Start with the Vortex series in Spring (May 3, 31, June 28th) leading to the huge championship week in July.

PNWORCA – Pacific NW Outrigger Racing Association (open to all craft)

PNWORCA is the association for outrigger canoe clubs located in the Pacific Northwest including Washington which put on several races year around. All races are open to all paddling craft. Super cool folks to race with.

Sound Rowers

The Sound Rowers welcome all paddlers to their many annual races that are held from Westport and Seattle to Wenatchee. Here’s a list of their 2020 Races for all paddling craft. 

Seattle Canoe Club

2020 Event Schedule

Tofino Paddle Surf

SUP Festival and Race – June 12-14

Canada Outrigger – Races

Click Here for BC Schedule

Hobuck Hoedown – Surf Comp

Surf Kayak / SUP Competition – Oct 3-4







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