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In Memory of Hobie Alter

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San Juan Capistrano, CA – March 30, 2014 Hobart “Hobie” Alter, who started out shaping surfboards, and ended up shaping a culture, passed away peacefully at his Palm Desert home on March 29 surrounded by his loving family. Born on October 31, 1933 in Ontario, California, he was 80 at the time of his passing. The recently published biography “Hobie: ... Read More »

18th Annual Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge

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Hanohano Outrigger Canoe Club, Huki Outrigger, Maui Jim and Ocean Minded would like to invite you to the 18th Annual Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge to be held in Mission Bay, San Diego, Ca. on January 25th, 2014. The Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge is one of the Longest Running Paddlesport Races in California (OC-1, Surfski, Traditional Paddleboard, Standup Paddleboard and Kayak)  ... Read More »

Region 3 Series News and Rankings

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Here are the results from the Region 3 – Northwest Cup Short Course. The results were compiled by Randall Barna. We thank him for taking the time to get this together for the competitors. WPA 2013 NW Cup Short Course Compilation For the more comprehensive WPA 2013 region 3 Rankings, click on the link below. wpa2013 Region 3 series rankings ... Read More »

Golden Nugget Rules and course layouts 10/12/2013

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Rules and Safety for Golden Nugget Races 1. All racers must have a Coast Guard approved PFD on their body or on their board. 2. If you are in distress, wave your paddle over your head to let others know you need assistance. 3. If another paddler is in need, please stop to assist until a safety boat arrives—you will ... Read More »

2013 Hennessey’s-WPA World Paddle Championship Results!

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  Hennessey’s and the World Paddle Association crown 2013 Stand Up Paddle World Champions Fernando Stalla and Kristin Thomas.  Fernando now holds back to back World Championship Titles also winning in 2012. Participants competed in both Elite and Open divisions on Saturday, September 21st at Lake Las Vegas in Nevada. Competitors paddled surrounded by majestic scenery at Lake Las Vegas ... Read More »

CHUCKTOWN SHOWDOWN Wednesday is the last day to register!

Come experience the History & Charm of the City of Charleston, Right in the heart of the beautiful South Carolina Lowcountry The Chucktown Showdown will start and end at Brittlebank Park, with accommodations right across the street at the luxurious Marriott hotel.  The race will take you under the Ashley River Bridge, past the Charleston Marina, and then along the ... Read More »

Naish Gorge Paddle Challenge: PAC NW FUN

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The weekend of August 17-18 was a terrific gathering of elite paddlers from all over the world. Our Pacific NW Region was well-represented (RESULTS for both the DOWNWIND and the COURSE races are here) Young Fiona Wylde (one of Steve gates/Big Winds JET paddlers) kept steady and fast both days winning the Elite Women’s Overall award inching out Candice Appleby ... Read More »

Southwest Airlines — World Paddle Association’s Official Airline

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Starting today August 15, 2013, World Paddle Association attendees will receive a discount and bonus Rapid Reward points from Southwest Airlines through the World Paddle Association SWABIZ® account. Southwest Airlines is offering a 5% discount off Anytime & Business Select® fares and a 2% discount off select Wanna Get Away® fares for travel to and from the event in Las ... Read More »

Ocoee Classic SUP Race

Ocoee Classic SUP Race With a 3 mile beginner & 6 mile elite course, this is the first flatwater SUP race in one of the most famous paddling destinations in the Southeast, the Ocoee River. From the Parksville Beach starting location, racers will paddle around Parksville Lake (flat water, no rapids). Race fee includes WPA insurance for the event. Known ... Read More »

WPA Level 1 Course 8/16/2013 Lake Watauga Applachian Challenge

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WPA Level 1 SUP Instructor Training Friday, August 16 • 8am–2pm Official WPA sanctioned event to be held at the Triathlon/SUP site at Watauga Lake on Friday, August 16 from 8am until 2pm. Event is limited to 10 people. Class I Certified to give lessons to instruct paddlers. Fee: $295.00 ($75.00 yearly fee included) 5 hours of class instruction, 80% ... Read More »

Week Night Fun races = Skills and Fun

Dateline: July 2013 The kickoff for the Bend Summer SUP Series was last evening. The attendance was disappointing, even with perfect weather! Hey you paddlers, if you’re going to do this SUP thing you might as well be good at it. Who knows, you may end up in trouble with a strong headwind or current and wish you were a ... Read More »

Results: July 2013

2013 Region 3 (Pacific NW) Results and Standings Randall Barna has a way with numbers, fortunately for all of us in Region 3. You can look at the following Excel spreadsheets and check out who’s been participating in our WPA events. This is a good time to look ahead and put an event or two on your calendar – no ... Read More »

THE APPALACHIAN CHALLENGE 8/17/2013

  Race Name – Appalachian Challenge Date – August 17, 2013 World Paddle Association Officially Sanctioned Event Upper Watauga Long Course is 5.4mi and the Lower Watauga Short Course is 2.2mi. Electronic Chip Timing will be used. Water start behind the starting line (shown as a yellow line in the course picture). No surface current. Flat water lake conditions. Entry ... Read More »

Newport Harbor SUP Classic

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Newport Harbor SUP Classic May 24, 2014 Newport, RI Mule Barn Beach 6Mi elite Race 3Mi recreational Race $500 cash purse for elite race $1,000 in prizes for recreational race http://www.aquidneckislandoutreach.org/channels/races/programs/sup-race-ri Read More »