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World Paddle Association (WPA) to Offer Kids Race Divisions at the 2014 WPA Championships!

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For Immediate Release: July 25, 2014 The World Paddle Association (WPA) has announced Kids race divisions, which will officially launch at the 2014 WPA Championships. The Kids divisions will also be included in the regional and national points series beginning in 2015. True to its mission of providing the best growth for the paddling community, the WPA will include four ... 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 »

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 »

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 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Lake Tahoe WPA Class I Certification Course- August 9th

The WPA in association with WATERMANS LANDING in Carnelian Bay, CA on Lake Tahoe will host a WPA Class I Instructors Certification course on Friday, August 9, 2013.  The WPA course is scheduled the day before the 2013 Tahoe Nalu Paddle Festival WPA National Race approximately 5 miles from the race site at Kings Beach. This class will fulfill the ... Read More »

Newport Harbor SUP Classic

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Newport Harbor SUP Classic May 24, 2014 Newport, RI Mule Barn Beach 6Mi elite Race 3Mi recreational Race $500 cash purse for elite race $1,000 in prizes for recreational race http://www.aquidneckislandoutreach.org/channels/races/programs/sup-race-ri Read More »

WPA Downwind Points Races – May 11th & 18th

    Two great upcoming WPA sanctioned points races, Malibu Downwinder on Saturday, May 11 starting at Mugu State Beach and then the Santa Barbara Downwinder on Saturday, May 18 starting at Campus Point in Goleta. Go to the race schedule on Region 1 to get more details on both races. Read More »

WPA Announces Partnership with PaddleGuru

The World Paddle Association (WPA) and PaddleGuru has partnered to provide registration, payment, results, rankings and timing services for all WPA sanctioned races in 2013. PaddleGuru, founded by David Petrovics, Tim Hornsby and Sam Ritchie have created a full service registration process for paddlers and race directors to utilize for their needs.  All WPA sanctioned races will be listed on ... 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 »

2013 Carolina Cup WPA National Race

The first WPA National race of 2013 kicks off with the Carolina Cup in Wrightsville Beach, NC on April 26-28, 2013.  The Carolina Cup is put on by the Wrightsville Beach Paddleboard Club with the Blockade Runner Hotel serving as race venue. The Carolina Cup was the largest race on the East Coast in 2012 with 318 participants and the ... Read More »

Carolina Cup Region 6 National Points Race 4/27/13

The Wrightsville Beach Paddle Club organized the 2013 Carolina Cup to be a 5-day destination event. The Carolina Cup is a national World Paddle Association race and one of the largest Standup Paddle events on the East Coast. The event lasts from Thursday, April 25 to Monday, April 29th and includes a 3-day expo where people can try just about ... Read More »