North America's Premier Sea Kayaking Symposium
October 6th - 8th 2017

Don't take our word for it...Read what the students thought!


Thank you for a great event! This was my first Lumpy, and I was impressed with the organization of it--lots of hard work going on behind the scenes. The registration and communication before the event was timely and thorough, so I had a good sense of how things would work. Registration was well-coordinated, allowing us to set up our camp and be ready to paddle on Friday. The staff created a friendly atmosphere, and participants were easy to talk to. This is important for newcomers. The quality of instruction was excellent. I appreciate there is no competitive atmosphere. Everyone was accepted at their own level, with no pressure to do more than what felt comfortable. I definitely learned new skills and am inspired to continue to practice them going forward.

-Gay Lewis



Thanks again and as usual you guys make it look easy, which means it was a ton of work

-Thomas Fontaine



It was one of the best weekends of my paddling career…the professionalism of staff and coaches and extreme attentiveness, preparation, well thought out venues and classes, shifting things on the fly to accommodate sea conditions and students' needs. That made for exceptional learning. I arrived knowing no one except two coaches. I deepened my relationship with both, and now know 4 others well enough to call them for advice. And, made a friend to paddle with. That is the true reward for a student. The promptness and adherence to schedule for staff is a massive effort and was nearly flawless. I have dreamed of surfing every night since the event (no joke), and my dedication to advancing in this sport is solidified. Accommodations and food were totally solid. Beer and night entertainment greatly appreciated. You need to change almost nothing in my opinion.

-Ron Wylie



I’m still interested in improving my skills. Lumpy Waters is the best opportunity to accomplish this. Thank you to Paul, Suzi and all the partners who manage this production.

-Karen Driscoll



This was my first time at Lumpy and I was bowled over--the facilities (campground, wide beaches to wash up on!) and faculty and support were fantastic--you even had gluten free and vegetarian options and plenty of food. You posted tides, updated schedules, did role call, gave directions.  I felt well supported. Emails prior to the event were answered super-fast and directions on lodging were very clear (so clear I managed well arriving at 12:30 AM without bothering anyone.) I will have to attend a second time before I perhaps can offer ideas for improvement--right now I can't think of any.

-Nancy Blouin



Great event this year.  I also enjoyed the evening programs much more than last year (not just because I hauled in the lottery prizes).  It seems that there is so much kayaking talent present at Lumpy.

-Jay Nutt


Top notch Coaching
This event draws many of the top coaches in the world!  The fun inclusive environment we create paired with amazingly scenic and fun venues close to HQ tends to bring in the best coaches year after year.  We have many of the top ranked American Canoe Association, British Canoeing, and Paddle Canada coaches here every year to help YOU make huge steps forward in your paddling skills and knowledge. 
 
Product Demonstrations
Our fantastic sponsors will have their very best on display at the event and are ready for you to try.  Come check out the very latest to make your next paddling experience truly great.  There will be boats and paddles to take onto the water, Drysuits to test out, and even the very latest towable RV perfect for sea kayaking trips from Airstream!    
 
Fantastic Evening Presentations & Happy Hours! Part of what makes the Lumpy Experience so special is the opportunities to gather and celebrate the challenges and victories had by all.  We invite event participants to come and enjoy snacks, beverages and special presentations each evening to keep the good times rolling and create those special connections and friendships that make these events truly special.  This year we have some great things lined up!          
 
The RAFFLE
Our sponsors are the best in the industry.  Each year they step up and truly make this event what it is.  Without their support we could not make this incredible experience nearly as special.  In addition to coming and supporting the event they also bring some goodies to give away!  In order to help bring the very best coaches in from all over the world we run a raffle each year to help offset some of the costs to bring this event to the community.  This year we have some amazing prizes you won’t want to miss out on.  Must register for the event to participate!
 
·NEW Classes
Lumpy Waters is the most students centered symposium in the world.  We build the schedule to suit those that sign up each year.  We are always looking to offer something new and interesting at the event and this year we have some great NEW classes on the schedule by popular demand!  Check them out.  The full schedule can be found here: http://www.lumpywaters.com/schedule.html
·NEW Coaches coming this year:
·We work hard to bring to you the very best coaches of any event.  There is a strong community of returning coaches that come back every year (we can’t keep them away honestly).  We also bring in new blood every year to keep things fresh and spread new knowledge through the Paddlesports world here in the NW.  This year we have some amazing folks coming to make Lumpy VIII the best year yet!  Just to name a few… 
Incredible Venues:
Lumpy Waters takes place in and around  Pacific City  ,  Oregon   USA  .   Northern Oregon  coast is EPIC.  With great swell, long roomy surf beaches, massive rocky capes, arches, and caves up and down the coast, this region attracts many rough water paddlers from far and wide.  When you combine those exposed open water venues with some of the tranquil and scenic bays and rivers in the immediate area you get a little something for EVERYONE.  The event headquarters is directly across from the main surf beach which is situated suspiciously near The Pelican Pub.   Pacific   City  and the rest of the N. Oregon Coast is a classroom like none other.  Whether it’s the thrilling beauty of the coastline or the dynamic thrill of the waves that draws you in…You’ll come for thrills and leave with skills! Check out the list of venues below, or Take a virtual tour of the Lumpy Waters Symposium!
Top notch Coaching
This event draws many of the top coaches in the world!  The fun inclusive environment we create paired with amazingly scenic and fun venues close to HQ tends to bring in the best coaches year after year.  We have many of the top ranked American Canoe Association, British Canoeing, and Paddle Canada coaches here every year to help YOU make huge steps forward in your paddling skills and knowledge. 
 
Product Demonstrations
Our fantastic sponsors will have their very best on display at the event and are ready for you to try.  Come check out the very latest to make your next paddling experience truly great.  There will be boats and paddles to take onto the water, Drysuits to test out, and even the very latest towable RV perfect for sea kayaking trips from Airstream!    
 
Fantastic Evening Presentations & Happy Hours! Part of what makes the Lumpy Experience so special is the opportunities to gather and celebrate the challenges and victories had by all.  We invite event participants to come and enjoy snacks, beverages and special presentations each evening to keep the good times rolling and create those special connections and friendships that make these events truly special.  This year we have some great things lined up!          
 
The RAFFLE
Our sponsors are the best in the industry.  Each year they step up and truly make this event what it is.  Without their support we could not make this incredible experience nearly as special.  In addition to coming and supporting the event they also bring some goodies to give away!  In order to help bring the very best coaches in from all over the world we run a raffle each year to help offset some of the costs to bring this event to the community.  This year we have some amazing prizes you won’t want to miss out on.  Must register for the event to participate!
 
·NEW Classes
Lumpy Waters is the most students centered symposium in the world.  We build the schedule to suit those that sign up each year.  We are always looking to offer something new and interesting at the event and this year we have some great NEW classes on the schedule by popular demand!  Check them out.  The full schedule can be found here: http://www.lumpywaters.com/schedule.html
·NEW Coaches coming this year:
·We work hard to bring to you the very best coaches of any event.  There is a strong community of returning coaches that come back every year (we can’t keep them away honestly).  We also bring in new blood every year to keep things fresh and spread new knowledge through the Paddlesports world here in the NW.  This year we have some amazing folks coming to make Lumpy VIII the best year yet!  Just to name a few… 
Incredible Venues:
Lumpy Waters takes place in and around  Pacific City  ,  Oregon   USA  .   Northern Oregon  coast is EPIC.  With great swell, long roomy surf beaches, massive rocky capes, arches, and caves up and down the coast, this region attracts many rough water paddlers from far and wide.  When you combine those exposed open water venues with some of the tranquil and scenic bays and rivers in the immediate area you get a little something for EVERYONE.  The event headquarters is directly across from the main surf beach which is situated suspiciously near The Pelican Pub.   Pacific   City  and the rest of the N. Oregon Coast is a classroom like none other.  Whether it’s the thrilling beauty of the coastline or the dynamic thrill of the waves that draws you in…You’ll come for thrills and leave with skills! Check out the list of venues below, or Take a virtual tour of the Lumpy Waters Symposium!

Lumpy is a three day celebration of sea kayaking! With coaching aimed at advanced beginners, early intermediates, and advanced level paddlers; Lumpy provides an unparalleled opportunity to improve your skills on the beautiful Oregon Coast. Top coaches come from all over the world, making Lumpy Waters the premiere instructional destination for dynamic ocean paddling.  


Top notch Coaching

This event draws many of the top coaches in the world! The fun inclusive environment we create paired with amazingly scenic and fun venues close to HQ tends to bring in the best coaches year after year. We have many of the top ranked American Canoe Association, British Canoeing, and Paddle Canada coaches here every year to help YOU make huge steps forward in your paddling skills and knowledge.

 

Product Demonstrations

Our fantastic sponsors will have their very best on display at the event and are ready for you to try. Come check out the very latest to make your next paddling experience truly great. There will be boats and paddles to take onto the water, Drysuits to test out, and even the very latest towable RV perfect for sea kayaking trips from Airstream!   

 

Fantastic Evening Presentations & Happy Hours! 

Part of what makes the Lumpy Experience so special is the opportunities to gather and celebrate the challenges and victories had by all. We invite event participants to come and enjoy snacks, beverages and special presentations each evening to keep the good times rolling and create those special connections and friendships that make these events truly special. This year we have some great things lined up!         

 

The RAFFLE!

Our sponsors are the best in the industry. Each year they step up and truly make this event what it is. Without their support we could not make this incredible experience nearly as special. In addition to coming and supporting the event they also bring some goodies to give away! In order to help bring the very best coaches in from all over the world we run a raffle each year to help offset some of the costs to bring this event to the community. This year we have some amazing prizes you won’t want to miss out on. Must register for the event to participate!

 

NEW Classes

Lumpy Waters is the most students centered symposium in the world. We build the schedule to suit those that sign up each year.  We are always looking to offer something new and interesting at the event and this year we have some great NEW classes on the schedule by popular demand! Check them out. The full schedule can be found here: http://www.lumpywaters.com/schedule.html

 

NEW Coaches coming this year:

We work hard to bring to you the very best coaches of any event. There is a strong community of returning coaches that come back every year (we can’t keep them away honestly). We also bring in new blood every year to keep things fresh and spread new knowledge through the Paddlesports world here in the NW. This year we have some amazing folks coming to make Lumpy IX the best year yet!

 

Incredible Venues:

Lumpy Waters takes place in and around  Pacific CityOregon USA.  The Northern Oregon coast is EPIC. With great swell, long roomy surf beaches, massive rocky capes, arches, and caves up and down the coast, this region attracts many rough water paddlers from far and wide. When you combine those exposed open water venues with some of the tranquil and scenic bays and rivers in the immediate area you get a little something for EVERYONE. The event headquarters is directly across from the main surf beach which is situated suspiciously near The Pelican Pub. Pacific City and the rest of the N. Oregon Coast is a classroom like none other. Whether it’s the thrilling beauty of the coastline or the dynamic thrill of the waves that draws you in…You’ll come for thrills and leave with skills! Check out the list of venues below, or Take a virtual tour of the Lumpy Waters Symposium!

2017 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

email: programs@aldercreek.com to find out more.

   Click the "Book Now" button today!  Space is very limited.

 


-Class & Meal package with your own lodging: $449

 

-Tent Space (2 nights), three days of kayak instruction and 7 meals: $489

 

-Shared Cabin (2 nights), three days of kayak instruction, and 7 meals: $529

 

-RV Site (2 nights), three days of kayak instruction, and 7 meals: $529

 

-Double Occupancy Cabin + Private bath and kitchen (2 nights), three days of kayak instruction, and 7 meals:SOLD OUT

 

-Group Cabin w/ private bath and kitchen (2 nights, sleeps 3-4) three days of kayak instruction, and 7 meals:  SOLD OUT

 

-Ala Carte Pricing is available at $120 per 1/2 day class or $199 for a full day class


-Kokatat Drysuits will be available to rent for $75 (good for all 3 days) Boats are available for $150 (all 3 days)


-If you're bringing a spouse or partner who is not participating, please contact Suzi at 503-285-0464 for adjusted pricing


-General questions? Call Paul or Suzi at: 503.285.0464