Join the Club

As a member:

you will have access to:

  • all practices

  • experienced coaches

  • All equipment needed for outrigger canoeing: canoes, paddles and safety equipment (PFD)

  • club events

  • Fun group of people to paddle with!

*New Paddlers-you are welcome to try three practices before paying membership dues.  However we do need the contact and waiver forms on your first practice.

If you are brand new to outrigger paddling you are required to attend one demo day.

What To Wear

Dress in layers - Bellingham is beautiful and unpredictable; If you run, bike do yoga/Pilates class wear the tights, capris or shorts you wear for those activities. Avoid cotton. Wear moisture wicking type materials. Bring a billed hat for sun/rain protection, a towel, and if appropriate a light rain jacket. Wear neoprene booties, water shoes, or old sneakers you don’t mind getting soaked. Wear wool socks for extra warmth.  If you want gloves, bike gloves work pretty well. Its a good idea to have a change of clothes in your car for the ride home.

Equipment & Gear

BBOP provides the outrigger canoes, paddles and basic life jackets of varying sizes.  There is no equipment to buy to get into the sport with our club! Over time, it's advantageous to start buying your own gear, but not required!