WAKE logoNext meeting: Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Speaker: George Dyson, author of Baidarka: The Kayak

George will present about the evolution of kayak design and how many original Native American design concepts are being adapted to space-age materials and techniques.

  • Bellingham Library Downtown, 210 Central Ave.
  • 7pm Doors Open. Refreshments, Library materials available to check out.
  • 7:30 pm Presentation begins.


WAKE (Whatcom Association of Kayak Enthusiasts) is a non-profit, social kayaking organization based in Bellingham, WA. We welcome any adult who wants to paddle in the many areas of the Pacific Northwest. Our focus is sea kayaking, however, we do have many whitewater kayakers as members. Because paddling conditions in the Pacific Northwest are typically cold and fickle, WAKE emphasizes safety in all sponsored events: trainings, occasional day paddles and trips, annual events and monthly meetings with speakers addressing all aspects of paddling.


  • WHEN: We meet every third Tuesday of the month, September through June.
    (No club meetings during July & August.)
    7:00 pm: Social Time
    7:30 pm: Meeting Begins
  • WHERE:  The downtown Bellingham Library, lower level.  [Map]
  • WHO: The public is welcome to attend WAKE meetings. Feel free to visit and check out our schedule of events.


Membership is $25 per individual/$40 per household. Fees help pay for WAKE trainings, events, meeting room rental, website, newsletter software and insurance. To find out more, visit our Membership page.

Events and Trips

Day paddles, trips, and the WAKE Symposium are members-only events. Participants must have a signed waiver on file prior to participation. Visit our Calendar for event listings and details.

Happy Paddling!