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!


Our Favorite Event Will Soon Be Here…Canoecopia 2019!

Greenland Kayak Paddles by NorthPoint Paddles

We are working away carving & finishing a number of our Greenland kayak paddles – all in preparation for the largest paddlesports show, Canoecopia 2019, to be held March 8-10 in Madison, WI. We are so looking forward to being there for our 7th year. Last year was our best year yet – selling all but 3 paddles. Wow! It was amazing!

If you want to learn more about paddling with a Greenland kayak paddle or want to check out our paddles in person, stop by our booth (M2) - we would love to chat with you!

Randy & Brita Isselin
Owners of NorthPoint Paddles


From Our Family to Yours...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from NorthPoint Paddles

Brita dodging snowballs instead of rice on our wedding day
Brita dodging snowballs instead of rice
on our wedding day
Norm and Beth on their wedding day - 60 years ago
Norm and Beth ~ 60 Years Ago

Logan at age 3 on the 1967 family Christmas card
A replica of the original Christmas card
created in 1967 by Norm of his son, Logan,
when he was 3 years old in his little red pajamas

Beth in Scottsdale
Beth ~ Scottsdale
Grandma in Norway
Grandma ~ Norway

Logan with Magne and Edie Sailing in Norway
Logan in Norway with Magne and Edie

Randy in the 2010 Ski to Sea Race in Bellingham - using a NorthPoint Paddle
Randy participating in the 2010 Ski to Sea Race
in Bellingham ~ using a NorthPoint Paddle


Wishing All of You a Truly Wonderful Thanksgiving!
- from our NorthPoint Paddles family to yours -
Norm involved with making boat motors to be used in the jungles of Peru
Good times...here is Norm involved with making boat motors to be used in the jungles of Peru


Another Dealer for NorthPoint Paddles

As we mentioned in our last post, we have a new dealer for NorthPoint Paddles!

We are thrilled to announce that in addition to Pygmy Boats (located in Port Townsend, WA), our paddles are now being sold in The Paddle Shop at Yeager’s Sporting Goods in Bellingham, WA. Yeager’s celebrated its 96th anniversary this year and their paddlesports shop is recognized as one of the best in the area. We are excited to be teaming up with them. Stop on by Yeager’s Paddle Shop to check out our paddles in person – you can even test them out!

NorthPoint Paddles Now at Yeager's Paddle Shop!


Paddles...Going, Going, Gone!!!

About the paddle sale...

It has been a bit of a crazy summer for us! We have been busy with paddle orders, a new dealer carrying our paddles, keeping up with our construction business, and there have been some health issues in our family – plus, our internet was down for 3 weeks. So, consequently, we haven't kept up with our website. At one point, we did get as far as putting the paddles & info together for the sale. There were a couple of customers, though, who had contacted us in the beginning and had waited quite a bit to get the info. So, when we finally pulled the info together, we contacted the first customer on the waiting list - before posting the sale on our website - figuring there were enough paddles to go around. Well, unexpectedly the first customer ended up buying ALL of our sale paddles (misc sizes & blems) - every single one!!! AND ordered a custom paddle, too!!! Couldn't believe it! Wow! Totally did not expect that!

We apologize for the lack of communication about the sale. If you are still interested in one of our paddles, let us know. Our inventory is down a little bit as a result of our busy summer - but if we don't have what you need in stock, we can certainly make a paddle for you.

Keep on Paddling!

Randy & Brita