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CDBA Teams

Ready to paddle towards adventure, camaraderie, and thrilling competition? Dive into the heart-pounding rhythm of synchronized paddling, feel the rush of adrenaline as your team surges across the water, and immerse yourself in a community where passion and teamwork reign supreme. Whether you're a seasoned athlete or a newcomer eager to embrace a new challenge, our diverse teams offer a welcoming environment for all. Experience the thrill of pushing your limits, forging lifelong friendships, and celebrating victories together. Your adventure starts here with one of our dragon boat teams below!  Click on the social media links to learn more about each team.

Adult Teams

DieselFish

Redwood City, CA / Silicon Valley

PADDLERS ARE YOU READY? GO! DieselFish thrusts its paddles into the Bay and then rips through the water. UP! UP! UP! The San Francisco Bay Area team quickens its rate, causing the boat to surge forward. This pace is grueling, but DieselFish is prepared – the team’s members improved their cardio rates. READY AND REACH! DieselFish shifts to a steady cruising speed. This transition is difficult, but the team practiced it countless times. FINISH IT NOW! DieselFish shortens its strokes and hurtles toward the finish line. Visit us at DieselFish.org now to find out what happens next and to learn how YOU can join our next adventure!

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Dragon Healers

San Francisco, CA

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Infinity Dragons

Suisun, CA

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Lightwave Dragon Boat

Redwood City, CA

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Northwind Dragon Boat

San Francisco, CA

Founded in 2015 in San Francisco, Northwind believes in giving their best and nothing less. Surrounded by like-minded athletes filled with dedication, determination, and desire, Northwind looks to make each and every member the best paddler they can be on and off the water.

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Ripple Effect

San Francisco, CA

Ripple Effect is a premier San Francisco Bay Area competitive paddling, fitness and activities club made up of young and young-at-hearts who live to have fun, exercise, eat well, and paddle hard. We're passionate about giving back to the community, up-leveling our fitness, and having a great time. We love to travel and race regularly all over the country and world. Our deep sense of "Ripple Ohana" is contagious and we look forward to sharing it with the rest of the dragon boat community!

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San Francisco Dragon Warriors
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San Francisco, CA

San Francisco’s top competitive dragon boat team, Dragon Warriors started in 1999 with rich history in the Bay Area. With our team's continued contributions to the growth of our sport we seek to be leaders in the dragon boat community.

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South Bay Synergy

Redwood City, CA / Silicon Valley

South Bay Synergy’s mission is to foster a strong dragon boat community based out of Silicon Valley. We strive to see our paddlers become confident in themselves and grow alongside each other. With trust, respect, and teamwork we want to promote a welcoming, friendly environment for paddlers of all levels.

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Vanguard Dragon Boat

San Francisco, CA

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College Teams

Davis Racing Dragons

Davis, CA

DRD's mission is to create a fun, welcoming community of college paddlers through teamwork and striving for competitive excellence on the water.

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San Jose Dragon Boat

San Jose, CA

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Santa Cruz Dragon Boat

Santa Cruz, CA

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Stanford Dragon Boat

Redwood City, CA

Since 2003, Stanford Dragon Boat has been serving the Stanford University community as a dedicated athletic-cultural student group devoted to perfecting the arts of dragon boating. Stanford Dragon Boat is an affiliated team of the California Dragon Boat Association (CDBA) and competes year-round in dragon boat competitions across the West Coast of the United States. Some of the major races that annually feature on the Stanford Dragon Boat schedule include: CDBA College Cup, the Arizona Dragon Boat Festival, and the San Francisco International Dragon Boat Festival. 

Our team is open to all undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at Stanford University of all backgrounds – Stanford paddlers have raced around the world before and after their tenures with Stanford Dragon Boat in a variety of teams ranging from high school clubs to U24 Team USA. From paddling endurance races to running track sprints, the Stanford Dragon Boat team completes tasks as a cohesive unit with boba in one hand and sandwiches in the other. Feel free to reach us at our social media pages.

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Youth Teams

Balboa Buccaneers

San Francisco, CA

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Community Youth Center

San Francisco, CA

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Galileo Celestial Dragons

San Francisco, CA

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Lincoln Dragon Boat

San Francisco, CA

Since 1996, Lincoln has been producing and nurturing some of the best youth paddlers on the West Coast. We have over 20 CDBA Mixed A Championship titles, 2 Dragon Boat BC Junior Mixed Championship titles, and 4 IDBF Club Crew World Championship titles. We prioritize developing students into responsible young adults by reinforcing our core values of dedication, resolve, community, and respect.

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Lowell Dragon Boat

San Francisco, CA

Lowell Dragon Boat began in 1998 as one of CDBA’s inaugural youth teams. We’ve been going strong ever since and are proud to be one of the world’s most competitive single-school dragon boat teams.

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Washington Dragon Boat

San Francisco, CA

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