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Region 5 **UPDATED, UPDATED** Points Race Schedule


Below you will find the 2015 Region 5 Race Schedule.  All races through May are confirmed. Race dates and additional races after that are being confirmed as we speak.  ALL Races are on PaddleGuru as well. Race Directors interested in getting their race added should contact the Region 5 Race Director. Rob Mirlenbrink rob.mirlenbrink@yahoo.com   Shark Bite Challenge Dunedin, FL April ... 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 »

Helm, Anderson Make a Clean Sweep at The Endless SUP Race


On June 13th and 14th, the Endless SUP Race went off in Asbury Park, NJ. With a ton of beachgoers sprawled out along the course, SUP got a bit of exposure in the northeast. This year’s race included a sprint course, a 6-mile distance course, and the International Ironman competition. After the fun race and demos on Saturday in a ... 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 »

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 »

Woo Hoo Welcome to the 2015 Race Season! (Region 8)


We have a full schedule of fantastic events left on the calendar this season. Here in Region 8(NY, NJ and PA) our National Race is the Naish Endless Sup Race on June 13-14 in Asbury Park, NJ. This technical 5 mile ocean race will get racers double points for their efforts. More info: www.endlesssuprace.com Also on the same weekend is ... Read More »

2015 Key West Classic


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


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 »

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 »

Carolina Cup 2015


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


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 »

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


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 »

The Carolina Cup is 1 Month Away!


The 2015 Carolina Cup is a week-long celebration in Wrightsville Beach, NC. This WPA National event features over a dozen clinics and 5 races—one for every age and level. On Saturday, there is a 3.5-mile Harbor Island Recreational race, 6.5-mile Money Island Open Race and the dreaded 13-mile Graveyard Elite Race.  On Sunday there is a fun kids race and the Ocean ... 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


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 »

2015 Carolina Cup


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 »

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 »