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St. Paddle's Day on Hood Canal

  • Alderbrook Resort and Spa Union, WA (map)

Kick off the PNW paddling season at Alderbrook’s annual NW Tradition co-hosted with Salmon Bay Paddle! This event is open to SUP, prone, OC, kayak, ski, canoe and rowers.

Check out this movie from a previous St. Paddle's day!


Additional Details for Participants:

This race is considered a cold, open water race. Participants must be dressed for cold water immersion and have the physical ability and experience to complete the race they sign up for, the race director may change a participants entry from long course to short course if experience and type of equipment is deemed unsafe for the long course

*The race course subject to change based upon weather conditions

Long course: (approximately 6 miles)
Cross open water and could face strong winds and current in both directions of the crossing.

Short course: (approximately 3 miles)
Stay along one shoreline and be a round trip route (down and back), possibly facing wind and current in both directions.

Kids paddle course: (approx. ¼ mile) / complimentary
Circular route around the T dock at Alderbrook, starting on one side of the leg and paddling around the top of the T, returning to the other side of the leg. It is fairly protected and close to the dock at all times, but current and wind can affect paddlers.

Paddlers receive 10% off accommodations. Please call 360.898.2145 to request this discount.

Commemorate St. Paddle's Day with a dry-fit shirt available in adult and youth sizes for only $20!