WPA Membership Benefits
The World Paddle Association provides structure to paddle sports and stand up paddling that includes rules and guidelines to properly grow for the future. The WPA provides benefits and services for participates, race directors and everyone involved the sport.
- WPA sanctioned events– to insure all WPA sanctioned races are safe, fair and consistent in rules and guidelines.
- Regional & National Race Series– 14 regions in 36 states and over 120 races to plan your race schedule for the year.
- Rankings for all competitors– The WPA provides rankings for all competitors that compete in a WPA sanctioned points race by race, board size, gender and age divisions 17U, 18-39, 40-49, 50+ for regional and national rankings.
- Scholastic SUP Race Series– The WPA provides rankings for kids and youth at WPA sanctioned points races by board size, gender, grade, school level and age divisions 8U, 9-11, 12-14, 15-17.
- WPA Championships– Competitors can compete in regional, state and in the season ending WPA Championships to earn additional points for year-end rankings.
- PaddleGuru Race Solution– WPA partner PaddleGuru provides the best and lowest cost race solution for WPA sanctioned events that includes registration, payment and timing.
- Insurance– WPA sanctioned events carry a premium insurance policy to insure the safety for all competitors, staff and spectators at the lowest cost through the Outdoor Insurance Group.
- Special Offers– member only offers along with news, updates, instruction, and newsletter with up to date information.
- Junior Membership $14.00/year– one year membership for juniors 17 & under at a discounted price that offers member benefits including scholastic points for rankings, WPA newsletters and discounts with WPA partners and races.
- Basic Membership $24.00/year– one year membership that offers member benefits including points for rankings, WPA newsletters and discounts with WPA partners and races.
All listed memberships will have access to a membership card that can be printed and laminated. A WPA member sticker can be obtained at selected WPA sanctioned events when you present your membership card.