Our next meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 18th.

  • Speaker:  
    WAKE will be screening the The River Runner’s Edge, a film that won “Best in Show” at the National Paddling Film Festival. Even better, the film comes with Reg Lake’s personal recommendation when it comes to “water reading” skills. Whether it will help you paddle Whatcom Creek or an eagle float next year, come find out what white water boating can teach kayakers.
  • Time:  6:30 PM Social, 7 PM Meeting Starts
  • Location:  The downtown Bellingham Library, lower level.  [Map]
  • WELCOME!  The general public is welcome to attend club meetings.  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 the third Tuesday of the month, September through June.  Meeting dates/topics are posted on the website home page and calendar, and announced in the newsletter.
    (No club meetings during July & August. The Annual Holiday Party serves as the December meeting.)
  • 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 liability release form on file prior to participation. Visit our Calendar for event listings and details.

Happy Paddling!