Northwest Paddle Races 2021

Seattle Race Series

The Seattle Race Series are monthly 8 mile races on Seattle’s inner waterways. We ran two races on Jan and Feb 2020 but had to cancel the rest for Covid-19.  We’re trying again…

JANUARY 17, 2021 – 5 Bridges Race (8 miles) 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. A great way to start the New Year!  RESULTS / RACE PHOTOS

Seattle Race Series

Feb 27, 2021 – Elk Crossing Benevolent Benefit (6 miles) is a 6 mile paddling race fundraiser to help the Ballard Elks Lodge which is struggling during Covid-19. Elks members at the Secret Beach outdoor patio bar will bet on racers to raise additional funds!


Seattle Race Series - Montlake Cut Race

March ? 2021 – Montlake Cut Race is a 6-8 mile paddling race from Agua Verde Paddle Club though the Montlake Cut into Lake WA and return.


Spring Deception Pass Challenge

6 Miles –  Cornet Bay to Hope and Skagit Islands on the flood and return to Cornet on the ebb.  April 24th, 2021

Race Details

Wanda Fuca Downwinder

13.5 mile ocean race on the Strait of Juan de Fuca from Freshwater Bay to Port Angeles. 2021 – TBA

Coming Soon!

Bremerton Tidal Challenge Race

6 Miles in Swift Current – in Bremerton’s Port Washington Narrows in Tidal Currents! MAYBE IN 2021?  Stay Tuned…

2020 Makah Coast Race

Proceeds donated to the Makah Lutheran Church to support tribal youth.  We can’t run the standard coastal race as the Makah Indian Reservation has been closed for Covid-19. MAYBE IN 2021?  Stay Tuned…

Event Details

2020 Course

Deception Pass Challenge

Epic 6 Mile Paddling Race in the Tidal Rapids of Deception Pass – Dec, 4 2021. Same new route as 2020 unofficial race – Cornet Bay Start on the Flood.

Event Details

St Paddles Day Race

Annual 3 and 6 Mile Paddling Race at Alderbrook Resort –MAYBE IN 2021?  Stay Tuned…

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


70 miles Tacoma to PT – Cancelled.

Urban Surf Summer SUP Series

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

Gorge Downwind Champs Series – Hood River

Cancelled – 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.  Cancelled.

Sound Rowers

Cancelled – 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 – Cancelled.

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 – Cancelled.






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