Northwest Paddle Races 2022

Welcome to our Race Page!

All our races take place in epic PNW locations such as Lake Crescent, Hammersley Inlet, Hood Canal and Seattle’s Ship Canal. We love swift tidal current, waves, wind and beautiful PNW views!  And we always donate to a local environmental or community cause at each location!

In 2007. we co-founded the Hobuck Hoedown surf kayaking comp on the Washington Coast. In 2012, we started the Monday Night and other fundraising races from the Ballard Elks Lodge and later handed the series over to the Ballard Elks Paddling Club in 2018.

Most of our races have a Short and Long course so everyone can participate. We have a strong focus on water safety and follow the current Covid guidance. Often we provide Race Clinics prior to each event. We also have year round paddling training for kayaks, surf skis and SUPs for all skill levels.

Win epic prizes from our Sponsors: Mustang Survival, Epic Kayaks, KAVU, Seattle Sports, Kai Wa’a, Seattle Sports Co and many others.

Alumni Discounts for Salmon Bay Paddle Alumni (you’ve taken a class) and SBP Race Alumni (you’ve done our races before) always get 0% off entry fees!

2022 Race Photos: Round the Light Race / Round the Light Results

2021 Race Photos:  Hammer the Inlet / Bremerton 2 Bridges Tidal Race / Deception Pass Spring Race

Our Races:

2020 Course

Bremerton 2 Bridges Race - June 25, 2022

June 25, 2022 – Super fun paddling and rowing race in Bremerton’s swift Port Washington Narrows – Beat the flood!  Part of Bremerton’s Bridge Blast.

Event Details

2020 Course

Hammer the Inlet- 2022

July 24 – Short and Long Course on beautiful Hammersley Inlet in Shelton on South Puget Sound. Beat the tidal current down this windy picturesque waterway! Oysters! Fundraiser for the South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group.

Event Details

Lake Crescent Paddling Race - Sept 25th

Sept 25th – Short 2.5m and Long 8.5m paddling and rowing races on beautiful Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park. Day after the Big Hurt multi-sport race. Fundraiser for North Olympic Land Trust. 



Sound Rowers

Seattle Outrigger Club


Ballard Elks Paddling Club – Summer Monday Night Fundraiser Series

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