Welcome to NorthPoint Paddles!

Welcome to NorthPoint Paddles!
- Putting the Beauty of Wood in the Hands of Kayakers -

NorthPoint Paddles is a family-run business in the Pacific Northwest with a passion for kayakers everywhere to experience the special benefits of paddling with a Greenland-style paddle. The blade design allows for less stress on your shoulders & elbows without sacrificing speed. Everyone, beginners & experts alike, appreciates being able to paddle longer with less fatigue. We believe whether you are paddling out on a lake, going down an easy flowing river or creek, heading out on a sea kayaking adventure or trying out your kayak roll, you will appreciate paddling with a Greenland paddle. Check out Our Paddles!


NorthPoint Paddles Update - Summer of 2022

Hello, NorthPoint Paddles Customers!

I’m Beth, Brita’s mother, and I am writing to thank you for your prayers and well wishes over the last few months.

I have had a terrible time with my health this summer. For instance, I had two eye surgeries—passed out and ended up with a broken nose and a brain bleed—followed by going “code blue” and getting a pacemaker. Also, had 11 days of radiation to get rid of the cancer on my vertebrae. And if that wasn’t enough, I became severely anemic and needed a blood transfusion—then, a few days later, came down with pneumonia for two weeks. I had to be in a wheelchair because it was so difficult to breathe and I was too weak to walk. I am now getting stronger, little bit by little bit each day, and will soon be getting a heart valve replacement. 

Through all of this, my family has been by my side. I don’t know how I could have gone through this without their support. And for the family who could not be with me…“I LOVE YOU!”

I’m sorry your paddles have been delayed, but you will get them and they will be beautiful. Thank you for your patience. 

And again, I thank you!



A Special Note From NorthPoint Paddles

Thank you for your interest in NorthPoint Paddles!

Currently, our family is going through a difficult time. In addition to her battle with cancer, Brita’s mother, Beth, is having unexpected serious heart issues – she ended up code blue once and needed emergency pacemaker surgery. She is now going to need a heart valve replacement. So...we are devoting our time to caring for her.

Please know that we will be checking our email and voicemail messages periodically and will get back to you as soon as we are able.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Take care,

Randy & Brita Isselin
NorthPoint Paddles


Here are a couple of our favorite pictures of Brita’s mother, Beth, taken a few years back…


Beth in Orchard
Beth in Napa



Happy Father's Day to All Kayaking Dads!

 Happy Father's Day to You, too, Dad!!!

   Norm with Birthday Boy, Logan  


Happy New Year From NorthPoint Paddles!

Randy - NorthPoint Paddles
Looking Back and Looking Forward...

Before we rush into the New Year, we like to pause and look back for a moment.

We look through our photos of cherished loved ones (some still with us, some now gone), and we remember the fun times. And we are grateful - for family, longtime friends, and our newfound friends...our paddle customers.

Last year was a challenging and interesting year for everyone - our family included - but, here we are...saying goodbye to 2021 and looking ahead, with anticipation, to what 2022 will bring.

From our home to yours, we wish you all the best in 2022!

Take care and Keep on Paddling!

Randy and Brita Isselin
Owners of NorthPoint Paddles

P.S. Here are some of those family photos that warm our hearts...

Norm and Beth - Early Years
Norm and Beth - Early Years
Looking Back - Family New Year Celebration
Looking Back - Family New Year Celebration
Beth and Logan
Beth and Logan
Eric - 1959-2021
Eric ~ 1959-2021
Grandpa and Grandma
Grandpa and Grandma
Logan and Grandma in Norway
Logan and Grandma in Norway
Logan at Butchart Gardens
Logan ~ Butchart Gardens
Brita and Randy at Butchart Gardens
Brita and Randy ~ Butchart Gardens
Logan - Bicycling Days
Logan ~ Bicycling Days
Randy at Castle Peak
Randy ~ Early Days Explorer
Randy at Yosemite
Randy ~ Yosemite-Back in the Day
The Beauty of Winter - Christmas 2021
The Beauty of Winter ~ Christmas 2021
Christmas Snowfall 2021
Christmas Snowfall ~ 2021