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!

5/10/2019

Kayaking in the Winter??? But, of Course!!!

We know for some of us that summer is almost here, but for others winter is just about to start. As these pictures show, a couple of our customers will go kayaking any time of the year – even in the heart of winter!

John paddling in Lake Michigan with a Greenland kayak paddle (Rosario model) from NorthPoint Paddles

Shown above - John paddling on Lake Michigan using our Rosario model as part of his personal challenge to paddle at least once every month, year round – which he managed to do for almost 10 years. Way to go, John! His “100th month of Paddling” commemorative paddle is our Kinloch model (pictured on the right). John purchased his Rosario from us the very first year we participated at Canoecopia (2012) in Madison, WI. He has since become a dear friend and has a special place in our hearts.


Shown below - During a snowstorm in the Pacific Northwest – in Utsalady Bay - Myles had fun with his very own Kid’s Greenland Paddle by NorthPoint Paddles. The smile on his face says it all!

Myles paddling in a snowstorm in Utsalady Bay with a Kid's Greenland kayak paddle from NorthPoint Paddles
 

3/21/2019

A Big Thank You to Our Canoecopia 2019 Customers


Banner - Greenland Paddles by NorthPoint Paddles

We had a good time this year at Canoecopia and we want to thank all of you who braved the winter weather to come on out to the show. We enjoyed being back in Madison, WI, and reuniting with our Canoecopia booth neighbors (they are so much fun!) - AND loved visiting with our customers. It’s like our home away from home when we are there. We love it!
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Norm and Beth - NorthPoint PaddlesOn a personal note…it was a little different for us this year at the show. Part of our NorthPoint Paddles family couldn’t make it due to illness. Brita’s parents, Norm and Beth, had to cancel going to Canoecopia at the last minute. They were so bummed they couldn’t make it – they love being there as much as we do – and we love having them there. Thankfully, they are both doing better now.


Before heading back home, we took a detour to the shores of Lake Michigan, taking advantage of the blue sky that day. Even though we are from the west coast, it still blows us away at how absolutely huge Lake Michigan really is – we feel like we are standing on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, not a lake! Well, our detour didn’t disappoint. It was so cool (no pun intended!) to see the piles of snow that was literally in frozen pieces. And it was also fun to watch the pieces of ice floating on the lake surface that would surf on the crest of each wave that came in - making clinking noises as it went. Fun experience!


Our flight home had an interesting twist to it…as we descended for our landing in Seattle, one of the engines on our plane was hit by lightning! Thankfully, no damage to the plane and we landed safely. Whew! Never a dull moment!

Randy of NorthPoint Paddles at Lake Michigan

We are looking forward to going back to Canoecopia next year. The dates for Canoecopia2020 are March 13-15. Don’t miss it! Hope to see you there next year!

Keep on Paddling!

Randy & Brita Isselin
NorthPoint Paddles

1/16/2019

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