The Fire Breathing Blowfish are entering their 8th year of dragonboat competition as of 2017. The team is primarily sponsored by Phoogoo, a web design and marketing firm in Portland. Phoogoo is a play on the Japanese word “fugu” meaning “Blowfish”. Much like the Japanese delicacy, The Fire Breathing Blowfish are both beloved and dangerous, consisting of a mix of veteran paddlers and a number of “guppies” new to the sport altogether.
The Blowfish have come together from all different backgrounds and abilities to create a unique blend of camaraderie and fitness. We have raced in cities all around the US and Canada including destinations like Las Vegas, Victoria BC, and San Francisco in recent years.
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.