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

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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 »

Stand Up For Change Date Change

Due to a rainy forecast for the June 27/28 weekend in New Jersey, The Stand up for Change Race has been moved to July 11,2015.   About Stand Up for Change: it is a competitive 6 mile WPA Sanctioned Ocean Race in Margate City, NJ. This is a very family friendly event which will ‘Shore to Please’. For more info: ... Read More »

To All Certified Instructors

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First off, I would like to sincerely thank everyone for their patience!  Secondly, the WPA would like you to know a few things about the instructors directory and the posting of certified instructors. We are aware that there is a number of instructors that have not been listed on the WPA instructors directory and primarily anyone that was certified in 2015. The ... Read More »

2015 Key West Classic

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The third race in the WPA National Point Series and the Salt Life Cup was held on May 2nd 2015. Over 300 competitors headed out around “the southernmost point” for the recreational, elite, and Special Olympics races in the Key West Classic. The recreational race was a 4-mile out and back course, while the 12-mile course circumnavigated Key West. Strong ... Read More »

2015 Jr Pro & Youth SUP Fiesta

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SUP Fiesta 2015 was greeted with glassy 5 to 7 foot waves the morning of the contest. In its third year, this is the only SUP contest specifically for those age 17 and under. The event was held at Bolsa Chica State Beach, a few miles north of Huntington Beach Pier. Bolsa Chica is a beach break with powerful waves ... 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 »

Carolina Cup 2015

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April 25th, 2015 Wrightsville Beach, NC In it’s fifth year the Carolina Cup attracted around 950 people racing, taking clinics, and spectating. The race is one of the largest in the world and the second stop on the World Paddle Association’s National Series accumulating points for the Salt Life Cup. The weather was ever changing leading up to the event. ... Read More »

Bodhi’s Revenge SUP Race

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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 »

WPA Scholastic SUP Race Series!

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World Paddle Association Scholastic SUP Race Series Announced The World Paddle Association proudly announces the formation of the Scholastic SUP race series. The WPA Scholastic SUP race series will consist of a series of races conducted in 2015 to help grow the youth SUP competition while providing national rankings at the high school, middle school and grade school levels. All ... Read More »

New WPA Region 12 (TX/OK) Race Director Appointed

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Jason Black appointed the new WPA Region 12 (TX/OK) Regional Race Director The World Paddle Association (WPA) is proud to announce Jason Black being appointed as the new WPA Region 12 Regional Race Director for Texas and Oklahoma. Jason’s brings years of stand up paddle racing experience and knowledge of business to take over the position. Jason succeeds the regional ... 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 »

WPA Region 1 Southern California Race Schedule

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The World Paddle Association announces the updated region 1 Southern California race schedule.  The region 1 race schedule is subject to change with points and additional events to be added.  Go to www.paddleguru.com for event registration and information.  Registration may be pending until the race director has updated their race site on PaddleGuru. 2015 WPA Region 1 Race Series Subject to ... Read More »

Carolina Jr. Waterman’s Team Forms in Wrightsville Beach

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WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, North Carolina – Last summer a group of local watermen formed the Carolina Junior Waterman Team to be based out of Wrightsville Beach. The purpose of the team is to develop well rounded young men and women and to give them the skills necessary to become experts in a multitude of ocean disciplines. The first year’s team consisted of ... Read More »

Upcoming WPA Class I Certifications through Fitness Onboard

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Coming to your area soon: Fitness Onboard® gears up to bring you the Fitness Onboard® Certification (FOC©), a comprehensive course that bridges the gap between the fundamentals of fitness and stand up paddleboarding. Whether a novice or an experienced instructor, the FOC© gives you the tools to take your SUP fitness classes to the next level! Upon completion of this ... Read More »

2015 Carolina Cup

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April 22-26, 2015 The second National Points Race of the year! The 2015 Carolina Cup kicks off the race season with 4 courses: a kids race, the Harbor Island Recreational “fun” race, an Money Island open race and the dreaded Graveyard Elite Race. In 2012, the Carolina Cup was the largest race on the East Coast with over 400 paddlers ... 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

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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 »