2018 Participating Teams
Arizona Dragon Riders
One of the most enthusiastic and diversified Dragon Boat paddling teams in Arizona is the ARIZONA DRAGON RIDERS team. Starting in 2008, we have gone from a few interested paddlers to the largest dragon boat team in Arizona. We are very proud of our achievements and the hard work of many people connected with the club has led to race success. We always welcome new paddlers, please free to contact us at: Lana@azdragonriders.com
CalTrans - Road Dragons
Central Coast SurviveOARs
Desert Dragons is a lively, competitive group of women from Las Vegas. We treat each other as family and collectively empower each other as athletes. While we compete to win, we play fair and display good sportsmanship always. We have gained many friends throughout our quest for gold and enjoy the camaraderie of team activities on and off the water. "DD" is ready to paddle hard, have fun, and leave it on the water!
DRAGNUM - Dragon Boat Calgary
We are a mixed club from Calgary, Canada! We enjoy being competitive, with a casual and fun approach. After nearly 20 years as a club, we are coming down to race in San Diego for the first time!
Fire Breathing Blowfish
A decidedly expressive team, the Fire Breathing Blowfish are united by a love for competition, the harmonious sound of thrashing the water in unison, and a tendency toward inappropriate behavior at inopportune moments. Noisy, joyful, and proud of having become Portland’s "THAT team" in our past 9 years of competition, we hope you'll all catch the Blowfish spirit and hoist a beverage, grind your neighbor, and join us in the battle cry, "We Breathe Fire!" over this wicked weekend of racy racing.
WARNING: Do not submerge Fire Breathing Blowfish in water. We will probably have too much fun tipping the boat to care. Fire Breathing Blowfish may be hazardous to your social life. Fire Breathing Blowfish should not be used as a flotation device. Actually, scratch that. We basically are a fast-moving flotation device. Children under the age of 14 should have parental permission and due warning before engaging in conversation with a Blowfish. Unless, of course, that Blowfish is a parent of a child under the age of 14, in which case, carry on.
Fire Breathing Hofish
In a bold move, the Fire Breathing Hofish broke away from their Brofish counterparts and have been competing as a smaller women’s team across the West Coast for the last 4 years. Having known that they had truly carried the Blowfish team throughout their 9 year racing history, the Hofish have been able to dominate in the women’s division in categories including but not limited to: dragon boating, karaoke, dancing, and good looks.
GT - Crouching Neptune Hidden Poseidon
High Tech High Bruins
KBS - Mother of Dragon Boats
We are a dynastic group of men and women vying to claim the THRONE. We are a vibrant and competitive group coming to San Diego from Newport Beach, CA. We are eager to display good sportsmanship, who will bring an extraordinary set of skills on the water and exhibit “Queen Daenerys” values of teamwork. We are the Mother of Dragonboat Racers!
KBS - Seas the Day
Carpe diem is the mantra of this fearless group coming to San Diego from Newport Beach, CA. We are a collaboration of competitive men and women who will not leave anything to chance. We’d rather give our best efforts to make our lives extraordinary not only on the water, but in everyday living. We are the team that will “SEAS THE DAY” at this year’s 8th Annual San Diego International Dragon Boat Race!
KP Dragons is a spirited dragon boat team from Northern California. Founded in 2001, our dedication to health and dragon boating is having a great work life balance that promotes doing what makes you happy, staying healthy & active, promoting fitness, and building a collaborative team that has fun together!
L.A. Harbor Dragons
The L.A. Harbor Dragon Boat Club has been competing for over 16 years. Our team welcomes anyone from beginners to experienced competitors. Independent of level or age, we continuously work together as a team to improve our techniques and strengthen our fitness level.
Long Beach Masters
The NAC Dragon Boat Team has been participating in races since 2004. We are located in Newport Beach and are a co-ed team consisting mainly of master paddlers and cancer survivors with our ages ranging from the 40’s to the 80’s. We enjoy the thrill of the race, the camaraderie of the team and the sport and the pure joy of being on the water for great exercise.
NG Team Stealth Boat
Formed in the winter of 2014 by 10 BCS paddlers who wanted to up the stakes and create a competitive Women’s Division team. They recruited friends, newbie paddlers and local competitors to work, train and focus their efforts while traveling to as many festivals as would fit into the schedule. 2017 is their third season on the water and their love for paddling, racing and being part of an uplifting,positive force for each other, still burns strong!
Raytheon Paddle Pirates
Rogue Paddling Club
Rogue Paddling Club practices out of Long Beach, CA. Celebrating our 10th year competing in local and international races. We are a competitive Dragon Boat racing team dedicated to supporting and spreading the growth of Dragon Boat Racing. Under the direction of our coach, Henry Kim, we strive to be and to race against the best. Our team is always open to enthusiastic and motivated paddlers regardless of skill level. We consist of men and women from 19 to 70. Our members come from very diverse backgrounds, with like goals to better oneself and have a great time doing so.
San Diego Dragon Boat Team
The San Diego Dragon Boat Team was founded in 1983 when Singapore presented the City of San Diego with the first three dragon boats in California. Since the founding of the team, the San Diego Dragon Boat Team members competed competitively in regional, national and international races and found success at all levels of competition including national and world championships. Today, the San Diego Dragon Boat Team consists of a passionate and dedicated group of paddlers who loves the sport of dragon boat and strives to be strong on and off the water. Check us out at www.sddbt.org!
Solar Dragon Boat Club
Team DPW is grateful for another a year of adventures and challenges. Initially formed in 2006 by members of County of Los Angeles, Department of Public Works, it is now comprised of individuals from diverse professional backgrounds. Team DPW strives for strong leadership, experience, and teamwork. As it aims to increase awareness among corporate, government, and private agencies about the sport of dragon boat racing, Team DPW also strives to advance in the Competitive Divisions including masters and gender categories. Let’s finish the season strong and take on the challenge!
Interested in paddling with us, visit www.teamdpw.org
Team Survivor San Diego
USC Dragon Boat
Founded in 2005, the University of Southern California Dragon Boat team is a competitive collegiate team and is entirely student-run and self-supported. From freshmen to master’s students, engineering majors to art students, SoCal-raised to international, our team is one of the most diverse teams in Southern California!
Contact us at email@example.com or visit dragonboatsc.weebly.com to learn more.
UCSD Dragon Boat Blue
The University of California, San Diego Dragon Boat Team strives to be a top performing dragon boat team whose victories are a result of a unified cohesive team effort where the merit in victories is not measured by the number of medals but by the unified growth of the team as a whole.
X-Generals is recreational/competitive dragon boat racing team based in Long Beach, CA. Formed in October 2003 as a continuation of the former General Bank Corporate Dragon Boat Team (thus the name, 'X-Generals'). Our team is a diverse crew made up of people from all walks of life, who are looking to stay active, push their limits, and be part of an incredible community. Since our inception, X-Generals has always been about challenging ourselves to be better, being competitive without losing sight of how to have fun, as well as introducing others to the sport of Dragon Boating.