Welcome to NorthPoint Paddles!

Welcome to NorthPoint Paddles!
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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!

8/05/2016

Can You Really Get Up to Speed Using a Greenland Paddle?


I remember the first time I saw someone paddle with a GP and thinking, “Really?! They are going to paddle a kayak with a toothpick?!” And to my surprise, they did. It was impressive, actually. And it definitely got my curiosity up – so much so, I went home, took a 2x4 and carved it into my first Greenland paddle (a rough resemblance of one, anyway). Then, out on the water I went to give it a test run. I could tell the difference right away. There was noticeably less strain on my shoulders & elbows and I was able to paddle longer with less fatigue…plus, I was able to paddle just as fast as I did with my other kayak paddle. I was definitely impressed.

I put my GP to the real test when I raced in Bellingham’s Ski to Sea race. I not only kept up with other kayakers, but I passed a number of them up (I stopped counting after 30-something). After that, I had no doubt about the efficiency and speed with which I could paddle my kayak with a Greenland paddle.

So, to answer the question, “Can You Really Get Up to Speed Using a Greenland Paddle?” I would definitely say, “Yes!” 

But, don’t just take my word for it…

This young lady’s father recently ordered a NorthPoint paddle, a custom-sized Rosario, from Pygmy Boats (see below) to go with her just built Pygmy kayak, the Selkie, and here’s what he shared with us: 

…The NorthPoint paddle is terrific; everyone is surprised how fast she can get it [the Selkie] going with that little paddle. …”     Eric


Paddling with a Rosario
Taking in the Gulf Islands paddling with a Rosario
Paddling with a Rosario