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Bråviken Cold Feet Paddle Race

Welcome to Sweden's annual classic cold water paddle race. Attracting the fast and the tough since 2014. Mark your calendars for Saturday, 26 November 2022!

Bråviken Cold Feet Paddle Race 2021

The race

Seven years ago the idea came up to organise a late season paddle race just before winter and ice. It has since grown into an annual race open to all skill levels that support the advancement and enjoyment for paddling sports in Sweden. Fighting the cold together with like-minded paddlers in the waters of Bråviken is followed by a simple gathering around the fire while savoring warm food and a sip of hot punsch. The feeling of warmth returning to your feet is such a great sensation!

Location: Bråvikens Kanotklubb - Bråviksvägen 57, Norrköping
Date: Saturday, 26 November 2022
Registration: 10.00-10.30
Paddlers meeting: 10.45
Start: 11.15
Prize ceremony: 13.45
Courses: 15, 10 and 5 km

Bråviken Cold Feet Paddle Race 2021


The race is open for all type of paddling crafts.

  • SUP

  • Surf ski (SS1)

  • Surf ski (SS2)

  • Sea kayak (K1)

  • Sea kayak (K2)

Bråviken Cold Feet Paddle Race 2021


The Bråviken waters are often quite choppy. Waves build quickly when wind is from east or west and can get surprisingly big.

The Courses
Choose between 15, 10 or 5 km. The 5 km course is close to land. The 10 and 15 km courses are more exposed and cross the waterway twice into Norrköping Harbour and is frequently trafficked by big ships. Watch out!

A map is good to have even if you know the area. With poor visibility you will get lost.
GPX files for your navigation will be provided.

Bråviken Cold Feet Paddle Race 2021

After the race

Changing and showers

Changing to dry clothes can be done both inside and outside. Bråvikens Kanotklubb has two changing rooms that will be available.

Food and gathering

Food and coffee will be served outside starting after the first paddler has arrived and will continue until everyone has been served. Upon arrival, you will receive one race bag with utensils for the food.

Prize ceremony

We will celebrate all the winners and participants promptly at 13.45.

Become a partner

Bråviken Cold Feet Paddle Race is not just for athletes. It is an event for everyone including the community and corporate partners who support us. 

We are happy to design a custom partnership proposal for you and welcome you to be part of an ongoing paddling tradition.

Yahnny San Luis +46 70-275 51 96

Friends of Paddling