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!


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


Heading into Spring, Looking Ahead to Summer

Beth looking down the road
We are doing some spring cleaning of our own around here. And we'll soon have a special sale on a few selected in-stock Greenland kayak paddles at greatly reduced prices...various models - misc sizes & standard sizes - some with blems, others without. All quality, beautiful paddles that are structurally sound - just needing a good home. Details coming soon! Stay tuned!


We Had an Amazing Time at Canoecopia 2018!

It starts out with months of preparation…handcrafting & finishing paddles to sell, making travel arrangements, ordering supplies, organizing shipments, and so on.
NorthPoint Paddles Booth - Before 

And then the day comes…the day when we arrive at our booth at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI to find everything waiting for us…  

NorthPoint Paddles Booth - Set up and Ready

…and then several hours later...voila! we are ready. It is what we have worked so hard for; it is what we have been looking forward to ever since last year…
it is…


NorthPoint Paddles Booth During the Show

There is nothing like it…over 20,000 people milling through the Exhibition Hall checking out the latest paddlesports & camping equipment, as well as attending workshops, demos, & talks on a whole variety of outdoor topics. It's a great way to beat cabin fever and get geared up for Spring. Being able to participate at Canoecopia is a definite highlight for us.


And this year was no exception! Once again we were blown away. We made a point of bringing more paddles this year than we brought last year when we sold out and to our delight…we just about sold out again – only 3 paddles left at the end of the show. We sold more paddles than ever before! A BIG THANK YOU to all of our customers! We feel truly blessed.

We are also very grateful to Darren Bush of Rutabaga and to all of the Canoecopia staff – they put on one awesome show! Thank you for all of your hard work!!! It was an amazing time!!!

Already looking forward to Canoecopia 2019!

Keep on Paddling,
Randy, Brita, Norm, & Beth

Randy & Brita and Beth at the NorthPoint Paddles Booth