Paddle the Shores, the annual event open to human/paddle powered watercraft of all kinds, takes place at Oyhut Bay, and paddling new routes through Lake Minard and into the Ocean Shores canals.
Presented by Oyhut Bay Seaside Village, Ocean Shores Fresh Waterways and the Ocean Shores Yacht Club, the event begins at 9 a.m. with registration at the Oyhut Bay Water Recreation Area, on Marine View Drive at the bridge on Tonquin Ave. SW.
Last years’ event offers 2-mile or 6-mile human-powered boat races, the popular “Poker Paddle,” a rubber duck pond and race for kids, the wild and crazy cardboard boat building and race competition, a Quinault Paddle Exhibition, speakers, 16 different vendors, skills demonstrations and more. Live music will be performed 12 noon to 5 p.m. Saturday in the Amphitheater. The Paddle the Shores race course begins on the Oyhut Canal, goes north through Lake Minard, through the southernmost Bell Canal, under the Pt. Brown bridge and onto the Grand Canal.
The 2-mile race turns around at that point, while the 6-mile continues north up the canal for two more miles before turning around. There will be divisions for all types of boats.
Come Paddle the Shores with us.