Welcome to NorthPoint Paddles!

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

NorthPoint Paddles is a family-run business in the Pacific Northwest with a passion for kayakers & canoeists 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!


Canoecopia 2018 ~ March 9-11

Randy at Canoecopia 
March is a special time for us at NorthPoint Paddles. It’s the time of year when we go to beautiful Madison, WI, and participate in the world’s largest paddlesports consumer event – Canoecopia. Picture this…over 250,000 sq ft filled with everything to do with paddlesports – kayaks, canoes, gear…and yes, paddles. It is awesome! And a whole lot of fun!

Canoecopia 2018 will mark our 6th year at the show. Canoecopia 2017 was a complete sell-out for us – so, don’t miss out! Stop on by the NorthPoint Paddles booth and let’s talk Greenland paddles!

For more info, check out the Canoecopia website!


From Our Family to Yours...

Merry Christmas from NorthPoint Paddles

Beth & Norm (Brita's parents)
Beth & Norm (Brita's parents)

Randy & Brita - Owners of NorthPoint Paddles
Randy & Brita

Logan & Grandma - together in Norway
Logan & Grandma
~ Norway ~
Logan hiking in the Sierras
Logan ~ Sierra Nevada
Norm, Beth, Logan & Brita - the Early Days
The Early Days
~ Norm, Beth, Logan & Brita ~

Grandpa S.
Eric, Norm, and Edie
Eric, Norm, and Edie

Nanny & Dorothy in Mexico
Nanny (left) & Dorothy (ctr)
~ Mexico ~

Beth at the Pumpkin Farm
Beth - at the Pumpkin Farm
Visiting Beth's family at their ranch in Santa Barbara
Randy & Beth helping out at
Beth's family's ranch
~ Santa Barbara ~
Randy with his new friends at the Longview Library :D
Randy with his new friends :D
~ Longview Library ~

Randy & Mike - Going Kayaking!
Randy & Mike

Beth & cousin Susie
Beth & Cousin Susie

Wishing You an Awesome 2018!


Kayaking on the Napa River - California

Kayaking on Napa River with family
One of the fun things we did with our family on our summer vacation was to go on a Napa River History Kayak Tour with the ‘Enjoy Napa Valley’ tour company. With over 25 years of experience and all of the knowledge of a Napa native (because he is one!), our guide, Justin, did one awesome job of taking great care of our group and entertaining us with the local history, all while we paddled along the Napa riverfront. Justin was personable, informative, and a lot of fun. The guided tour lasted about an hour and then we had another hour to paddle on our own further up or down the river. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. If you are ever in the Napa Valley, we recommend checking out ‘Enjoy Napa Valley’ tours – a great way to experience the Napa area from a different perspective.


We're Back!

Had an amazing time away! It was the best road trip! We had an awesome time with friends & family – including anniversary & birthday celebrations, family reunions, and a fun kayak tour in Napa. We also had a great time exploring the California coast, as well as visiting favorite places & new places. Great times ~ many cherished memories…

Reconstructed 800 yr old church from Spain in N Calif

Looking inside an 800 yr old church from Spain being reconstructed in Northern California. Fascinating!

The Vineyard Country Inn - St Helena, Calif 


Absolutely wonderful B&B Inn in the heart of Napa Valley. Highly recommend it!

The Vineyard Country Inn

 Beth enjoying the lavender fields

Beth relaxing in the middle of a lavender field – one of her favorite places to be! She is doing really well – still on chemo, but it’s not keeping her down.
 Norm and Giant Windmill - San Francisco, Calif

Norm is thinking…“This is one big windmill!”

No, we didn’t go to Holland. This is actually one of two ginormous windmills in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Surprise, surprise!

Super cheeseburgers at Squeeze Inn - Napa, Calif

Cheeseburgers like you have never seen before! Wow! And they are as yummy as they look!

California coast - Hwy 1

Ahhhh…Hwy 1 on the California coast.

Enjoy the rest of your summer and…Keep on Paddling!

Randy & Brita Heart in the sand - Calif coast


It's Summer and Here at NorthPoint Paddles…

We are taking a break to spend precious time with our family and friends. After all, all work and no play…

While we are away, we can be reached via email – which we will check periodically: northpointpaddles@gmail.com

Hope you’re having an awesome summer so far!

Keep on Paddling!

Randy & Brita