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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 »

2014 Region 5 Points Race Schedule

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Below you will find the 2014 Region 5 Race Schedule.  All races and dates are being confirmed as we speak.  Race Directors interested in getting their race added to this series should contact the Region 5 Race Director. Rob Mirlenbrink rob.mirlenbrink@yahoo.com Shark Bite Challenge Dunedin, FL April 5-6, 2014 http://sharkbitechallenge.com   Florida State Paddleboard Championship Cocoa Beach, FL April 19, 2014 ... Read More »

2014 WPA SUP Racing Rulebook

Race Categories/Divisions* Men SUP Surfboard 12’2” (short course only), 12’6” (Stock), 14′, Unlimited Juniors (13-17) on a 12’6” and short course only Kids (12 Under) on a 12’6” and short course only Women SUP Surfboard 12’2” (short course only), 12’6” (Stock), 14′, Unlimited Juniors (13-17) on a 12’6” and short course only Kids (12 Under) on a 12’6” and short ... Read More »