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2015 Ta-Hoe Nalu Paddle Festival WPA Salt Life Cup Event


The World Paddle Association, proudly announces the Tahoe Nalu Paddle Festival included with the 2015 WPA National Race Series and the Salt Life Cup to be held on August 14-15, 2015 at Kings Beach in Lake Tahoe, CA. The Tahoe Nalu Paddle Festival is in its eighth year and has been conducted since 2007 and a WPA sanctioned race since ... Read More »

WPA Scholastic SUP Race Series & Standings

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The WPA Scholastic SUP Race Series event number three will be conducted on Friday, July 24th at the Dana Point Yacht Club for the DPYC RHD Charity Paddle Race.  Points will be given for both of the Scholastic races in the 1.2 mile JV race and the 2.6 mile Varsity technical race.  The final race in the Scholastic SUP Race ... Read More »

How will you end your Race Season?


Its a little soon to be thinking about the END of race season, we still have so much left to go: The Gorge, Chucktown Showdown, Battle of the Bay, and a slew of regional races. Still, thinking about how to end a season with a bang lingers. After training, preparing, practicing, racing, and reaching high levels of fitness, you want ... Read More »

Race Season is in Full Swing: 4 Ways to Recover Like a Pro!


The top professionals have dialed in their recovery routine. As paddlers compete in race after race, they’re breaking their bodies down repeatedly. The top athletes in our sport need to stay in peak condition for their next race, and how they recover from the most recent race aids in that. Although, some professionals might have physical therapists, masseuses, and other ... Read More »

Endless SUP Race, NJ

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The 4th Annual Endless SUP Race will be held at the iconic Asbury Park Beach front, just north of Convention Hall this weekend June 13 and June 14. This WPA region 8 Championship includes cash prizes, as well as charity donation to the Asbury Park Recreation Department. It is also the next race that collects Salt Life points for the ... Read More »

Coconut Cup SUP Recap


East Coast Paddler Brian Meyer from Capital SUP went down to the Coconut Cup in the USVI this year to take part in one of the Salt Life Cup Points races for 2015. We caught up with Brian at a few other east cost races and asked him about the experience. He had this to say: The Coconut Cup located on ... Read More »

May 30th Weekend Roundup!


This weekend there were races all over the country, and all over the WORLD! However, two races in particular were counting towards the WPA National Points Rankings and the Salt Life Cup for the 2015 Season. On the west coast, the famous Hobie Hennessey’s Watermans Challenge went off without a hitch. This race went beyond just having a surf slalom style ... Read More »

3rd Annual Performance Paddling Junior PRO & Youth SUP Fiesta

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Performance Paddling presents the 3rd Annual Junior Pro & Youth SUP Fiesta, May 3rd at Huntington Beach, CA.  A world-class, youth only, event that includes a Junior Pro Invitational SUP Surfing contest, as well as seven Age Group SUP Surfing and Racing divisions. Last yearʼs event attracted over 80 participants from 7 different states, including Hawaii, Florida, Arizona, Utah, North ... Read More »

18th Annual Key West Classic- THIS WEEKEND!

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The 18th Annual Key West Classic is the third event in the Salt Life Cup series and second WPA National race to be held on May 2-3, 2015.  The Key West Classic round the Island race is the little brother to the Carolina Cup since you get similar conditions without the intensity. The Key West Classic brings a casual vibe ... Read More »

Bodhi’s Revenge SUP Race


The weather report stated “100% chance of Thunderstorms by 10:00 am,” but for the brave souls who dared the weather, Sunday morning provided both sun and surf for the Bodhi’s Revenge Paddle Race on Folly Beach. Hosted by Half Moon Outfitters, this annual ocean paddle race features a 2-loop (Johnny Utah Course) or 4-loop (Bodhi Course) ocean paddle, interspersed with three ... Read More »

Battle of the Bay WPA Championships Announced!


The World Paddle Association Announces the 2015 Battle of the Bay WPA Championships The World Paddle Association, in cooperation with the Battle of the Bay, announces the 2015 WPA Championships. This year’s event will be officially named “The Battle of the Bay WPA Championship” to be held on October 17 & 18, 2015, at Crissy Field, located within Presidio National ... Read More »

New to Racing? Save your Shoulders!


When people first get into SUP they often buy an all-around board and adjustable paddle. What they don’t think about is the increased drag you get with an all-around board, and the increased torque on the shoulders from a larger paddle blade. There isn’t anything wrong with an all-around board or a beginner paddle (adjustable or not). These boards are ... Read More »

Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge Announced

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2015 Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge WPA National Race The World Paddle Association, proudly announces the addition of the Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge to the 2015 WPA National Race Series and the Salt Life Cup to be held on August 22 & 23, 2015 in Hood River, OR. The Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge has been a premier stand ... Read More »

2015 Salt Life Cup WPA National Race Series

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The World Paddle Association announces the Salt Life Cup 2015 Salt Life Apparel, in association with the World Paddle Association, proudly announces the Salt Life Cup 2015. The Salt Life Cup is a season-long accumulation of points earned at all WPA National races (schedule TBA) which began with the Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge on January 24, 2015 and culminating at the WPA ... Read More »

WPA Racing Tips: How to Paddle Faster

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As paddlers prepare for the 2015 Race Season, and as we near the release of our National Race Schedule, everyone wants to make the most out of their training and get faster. Everyone wants to paddle faster, but actually paddling faster still tends to be elusive. Lets review a few things that can help you either increase, or keep up, ... Read More »

WPA Kids Divisions & Points Rankings announced

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The World Paddle Association (WPA) will offer points for rankings in the newly formed Kids race divisions for 2015. The WPA announced the formation of the Kids race divisions in July of 2014, which was officially launch at the 2014 WPA Paddle Championships. The Kids divisions will also be included in the regional and national points series for 2015.   ... Read More »

Announcing the 2015 US WPA Regions


2015 US Regions Announced: For the 2015 season a few regional changes have been made. To enquire about making your race a WPA-Sanctioned race, either points or non-points, contact your local regional director from the list below. Benefits of becoming WPA-Sanctioned include having consistent guidelines for races, WPA website race listing by region, WPA Facebook promotion, automated points for rankings offered to all ... Read More »

WPA announces new Region 12 Director Casey Gotcher

WPA Board Member, Betsy Risner welcoming Casey Gotcher to the WPA Family!

Words from Casey: “I have been paddling for about 6 years now.  I was one of the first few people here in Texas doing it.  Now there are thousands of people paddling here.  Some on their own boards, some rent them or belong to paddle clubs.  I was turned on to the sport by a friend in San Clemente.  I told him I ... Read More »