About US

Ripple Effect was established in 2001! 

We are a San Francisco Bay Area dragon boat paddling, fitness, and activities community.

Dragon boat is the ultimate team sport, with one boat consisting of twenty paddlers, a drummer, and a steersperson. Everyone has to paddle together and in sync to move the boat forward. Dragon boat is a sport that fosters a great sense of community within the team.

We are one of the top teams in the Bay Area, having competed in the Club Crew World Championships and taken first place in the local races many times in the past several years. If you want to compete against the best teams, you will fit right in. Not interested in competing and just want to have a fun with a group of people while getting a bit of exercise? Not a problem. As much as we like to work hard, we also like to have fun and connect over different activities. Check out our upcoming events to see what we have planned.