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The Narragansett Bay SUP Championship

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The Narragansett Bay SUP Championship JUNE 28, 2014 6MI Elite 2Mi Recreational Race 2 Member Team relay race Where:  Newport Beach Club Resort 125 Corey’s Lane, Portsnouth, RI http://www.aquidneckislandoutreach.org/channels/528b554da49a8650b6000006/programs/narragansett-bay-sup-championship Read More »

WPA Level I Certified Instructor Class, June 19th in Phoenix, AZ

The World Paddle Association will be conducting a level I certified instructors class on Thursday, June 19, 2014 in the Phoenix, AZ area.  Master Class I instructor Byron Kurt will be conducting the course for those seeking certified instruction with stand up paddling that will include, technique, water safety, board/paddle fitting, and water dynamics. With the tremendous growth of stand up paddling, ... 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 »

Florida Cup 2014 – May 16-18 – St. Pete Beach, FL

May 16-18, 2014 – Join us for the return of the championship paddleboard racing in Tampa Bay. This race will highlight the best paddling conditions in Florida. The Florida Cup will challenge participants in the Gulf and the Intercoastal waters. There is a 10 mile long course for the elite paddlers that is on the same course the WPA will use ... Read More »

WPA Level 1 Certification Class – Dunedin, FL – June 14

This is a one day class to meet requirements for a WPA instructor class I certification. The WPA Water Safety curriculum includes classroom and on water instruction as part of the water safety education classes that includes: Board and Equipment Purchasing SUP Etiquette Safety Planning Injury Prevention Water Dynamics Boating Laws Board & Paddling Skills Rescue techniques Water Safety information ... Read More »

17th Annual Key West Paddle Board Classic – Florida

5/3 – 5/4/14 The 17th Annual Key West Paddle Board Classic 12 mile paddle around the island is May 3.  We moved the race up one week so racers at the Carolina Cup can make their way to Key West the following week.  We also have a cash bonus ($500) for the racer doing both the Carolina Cup and Key ... Read More »

The Final Carolina Cup Mega Schedule

Region 6 is ready to start the SUP Season off right! The Carolina Cup Crew has provided the following schedule to help keep all of your happenings straight this week. Be sure to have a look at the full PDF link below, complete with tips and hints for navigating Wrightsville Beach.                   ... Read More »

Wrightsville Beach, NC WPA Instructor Class- April 25, 2014

The World Paddle Association will be conducting a level I certified instructors class on Friday, April 25, 2014 in Wrightsville Beach, NC.  Master Class I instructor Byron Kurt will be conducting the course for those seeking certified instruction with stand up paddling that will include, technique, water safety, board/paddle fitting, and water dynamics. With the tremendous growth of stand up paddling, public ... Read More »

WPA Level 1 Certification Class-Seaside Park, NJ 5/9/2014

This is a 5-6 hour one day class/water instruction course designed to meet the WPA standards for Level 1 Instructor Certification. This course is hosted by WPA Certified Instructors,  Mark Colino and James Gregorio.  Attendees are asked to bring bathing suits, rash guards/wetsuit top and towels for the water portion of the class.  If you would like to bring your ... Read More »

The Carolina Cup is Quickly Approaching, Are You Ready?

  As the onset of spring seems to be official, Wilmingtonians are reminded that there is less than 4 weeks left before the Carolina Cup. This winter has been a tough one, with freezing rains, power outages, and unseasonably late frosts, it felt like it would never end. It’s only been recently that you can look out from the beach ... 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 »

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 »

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 »