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Northwest Paddling Festival May 10‑11, 2019

by: Olympic Outdoor Center Item # 2398512250964

The largest paddling event of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, this festival brings paddle sports retailers, manufacturers and athletes together in one location for product demonstrations, races, and overall good time. Olympic will be there demonstrating its brands and offering special deals.

Attendance is free to the public. There is a nominal fee for on-water demonstrations, races and tours.

Owner John Kuntz will be presenting his 2018 Columbia River source 2 sea paddling trip presentation Saturday at the show.

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Please Note:
Kayaks must be fully compartmentalized (bulkheads or flotation front & back). Those not renting will also need to bring a life jacket, bilge pump & paddle float.

Northwest Paddling Festival May 10-11, 2019

This past August John, modern day voyageur, embarked on a mostly solo kayak  trip, paddling  the entirety of the Columbia river, all 1250 miles. Hear his story in words and video of high adventure as he runs whitewater rapids in the steep walled Red Grave canyon, dodging lightning strikes and forest fires, long open water paddles among some of the most spectacular and varied scenery on the planet, portaging around 14 dams, enduring a 5 mile hike with kayak around the USA border, and sharing his adventure along the way in the  classrooms of a suburban Chicago school  through video conferencing.

For more info on the event visit NW Paddling Festival website: