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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 »

New to Racing? Save your Shoulders!

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When people first get into SUP they often buy an all-around board and adjustable paddle. What they don’t think about is the increased drag you get with an all-around board, and the increased torque on the shoulders from a larger paddle blade. There isn’t anything wrong with an all-around board or a beginner paddle (adjustable or not). These boards are ... Read More »

Q & A With Dani Schmidt

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The WPA got the chance to catch up with Dani Schmidt, 404 team rider, and one of the top ladies on the east coast. One of the top contenders of the 2014 Salt Life Cup, Dani Schmidt is from Cape Cod, MA. Q: When did you first start paddling and on what type of board (or craft) before you started SUP? ... 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 »

WPA Kids Divisions & Points Rankings announced

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The World Paddle Association (WPA) will offer points for rankings in the newly formed Kids race divisions for 2015. The WPA announced the formation of the Kids race divisions in July of 2014, which was officially launch at the 2014 WPA Paddle Championships. The Kids divisions will also be included in the regional and national points series for 2015.   ... 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 »

Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge Kicks off the 2015 WPA Race Season

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Hanohano Outrigger Canoe Club, Huki Outrigger, and Hoven Vision present the 19th Annual Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge to be held in Mission Bay, San Diego, Ca. on January 24th, 2015. Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge, a WPA sanctioned points race, is one of the Longest Running Paddlesport Races in California offering all paddle crafts including OC-1 & 2, Surfski, Traditional Paddleboard, Standup Paddleboard and Kayak. ... 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 »

2014 WPA Championships Event Schedule & Courses

The World Paddle Association (WPA) has attached the full event schedule and course maps below.  The WPA Championships will be held at the Sirata Beach Resort in St. Petersburg, Florida October 23, 24, 25 & 26, 2014 will have open entry for all competitors in all races, however each competitor should decide which race with best suit their ability.  PFD’s will ... Read More »

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 »

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 »