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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 »

The Carolina Cup is 1 Month Away!

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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

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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 »

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 »

Region 5 **UPDATED** Points Race Schedule

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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 »

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 »

Region 6 **Tentative** Points Race Schedule

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As the 2015 season draws near, we’d like you folks in Region 6 to be aware of the potential races that will count for points. Here is the preliminary list of races. Races can also be found on PaddleGuru.com, where participants register; as well as the DistressedMullet.com Event Calendar. Check back as the season ramps up for updates, changes, and ... Read More »

2014 Golden Nugget: Region 6

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The 2014 Golden Nugget was as awesome as it always is. Always at the end of the Region 6 Calendar, the Golden Nugget provides a fun, friendly finale for Paddlers in our area. John Beausang of DistressedMullet.com had this to say: It was a perfect day for racing. Sunny and warm, dolphins, light winds, light chop at spots, and happy paddles ... Read More »

SUP Tug of War

Tug of War for prize money at the Regional Championships https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=767506286645801&set=vb.114430928620010&type=2&theater Read More »

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 »

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 »