Sunday, April 22, 2012

2012 NW Spring & Summer Paddling Festivals

Tis the season for paddling festivals and symposiums.  If you're looking for your perfect board or kayak, these events are a great way to demo gear at a minimal cost and visit vendor booths to learn more about paddling.  Here's a short list of Pacific NW events for 2012..


April 28-29
Spring Paddle Festival in Portland, OR, at Vancouver Lake, Rob will demo Naish SUP boards.
http://www.aldercreek.com/Festivals_&_Demo_Days/FREE_Spring_Paddle_Festival_Portland-e3191-m4-y2012.html

April 28-29
Gig Harbor Paddlers Cup & Expo, http://gigharborpaddlercup.wordpress.com/

May 12
Northwest Paddling Festival at Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah. REI will be doing their annual demo day during this event.  Sign up for one of Rob’s SUP classes. Schedule TBA. http://northwestpaddlingfestival.com/schedule-of-events/

June 2 – 4 p.m.
Anacortes Paddle Fest. Rob will be giving a talk on his new book on the 2nd at 4pm.  There are at this time no SUP vendors or classes only kayaking.  http://www.holeinthewallpaddlingclub.org/PFHome.html

June 9-10
Adventure Sports Festival, Port Gamble, WA.
http://www.unleashthebeastnw.com/

June 30th
Jetty Jam, Jetty Island, Everett, WA
http://www.urbansurf.com/

June 30th
MEC Paddlefest, Victoria BC
http://blog.mec.ca/events/mec-paddlefest/mec-paddlefest-victoria/

July 7th
MEC Paddlefest, Vancouver, BC
http://blog.mec.ca/events/mec-paddlefest/mec-paddlefest-vancouver/

This is not a complete list of paddling Races.

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