About Lumpy Waters

We run the most student-centered symposium in the world!

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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.  

Why Lumpy?

We Work Hard Year Around To Ensure Lumpy Waters Is An Incredible & Unique Experience

Top Notch Coaching

We work hard to bring 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 X the best year yet!

Product Demonstrations

Our fantastic sponsors will have their very best gear at the event and ready for you to try. Come check out the very latest to make your next paddling experience truly great. There will be boats, paddles, and drysuits to test out.

Evening Presentations & Happy Hours

Part of what makes the Lumpy Experience so special is the opportunity to gather and celebrate the challenges and victories had by all. We invite event participants to come 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 unique. 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. This year we have some great NEW classes on the schedule by popular demand! Check them out.

Incredible Venues

Lumpy Waters takes place in and around Pacific City, Oregon 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 North 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!