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Region 5 **UPDATED, 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 »

Helm, Anderson Make a Clean Sweep at The Endless SUP Race

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On June 13th and 14th, the Endless SUP Race went off in Asbury Park, NJ. With a ton of beachgoers sprawled out along the course, SUP got a bit of exposure in the northeast. This year’s race included a sprint course, a 6-mile distance course, and the International Ironman competition. After the fun race and demos on Saturday in a ... Read More »

Woo Hoo Welcome to the 2015 Race Season! (Region 8)

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We have a full schedule of fantastic events left on the calendar this season. Here in Region 8(NY, NJ and PA) our National Race is the Naish Endless Sup Race on June 13-14 in Asbury Park, NJ. This technical 5 mile ocean race will get racers double points for their efforts. More info: www.endlesssuprace.com Also on the same weekend is ... Read More »

2015 Key West Classic

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The third race in the WPA National Point Series and the Salt Life Cup was held on May 2nd 2015. Over 300 competitors headed out around “the southernmost point” for the recreational, elite, and Special Olympics races in the Key West Classic. The recreational race was a 4-mile out and back course, while the 12-mile course circumnavigated Key West. Strong ... Read More »

2015 Jr Pro & Youth SUP Fiesta

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SUP Fiesta 2015 was greeted with glassy 5 to 7 foot waves the morning of the contest. In its third year, this is the only SUP contest specifically for those age 17 and under. The event was held at Bolsa Chica State Beach, a few miles north of Huntington Beach Pier. Bolsa Chica is a beach break with powerful waves ... Read More »

2nd Annual Coconut Cup SUP Festival

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Freedom City Surf brings you the 2nd ever WPA-sanctioned paddle board race in Caribbean. Join us and bring your friends and family for 3 days of beginner, intermediate and elite paddle board events + clinics, cultural events and other activities for everyone! 12km Elite Down winder 5km Elite and Open, 10km Long Course Junior Open Class SUP (11 & under, ... Read More »

3rd Annual Performance Paddling Junior PRO & Youth SUP Fiesta

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Performance Paddling presents the 3rd Annual Junior Pro & Youth SUP Fiesta, May 3rd at Huntington Beach, CA.  A world-class, youth only, event that includes a Junior Pro Invitational SUP Surfing contest, as well as seven Age Group SUP Surfing and Racing divisions. Last yearʼs event attracted over 80 participants from 7 different states, including Hawaii, Florida, Arizona, Utah, North ... Read More »

18th Annual Key West Classic- THIS WEEKEND!

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The 18th Annual Key West Classic is the third event in the Salt Life Cup series and second WPA National race to be held on May 2-3, 2015.  The Key West Classic round the Island race is the little brother to the Carolina Cup since you get similar conditions without the intensity. The Key West Classic brings a casual vibe ... Read More »

WPA Scholastic SUP Race Series!

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World Paddle Association Scholastic SUP Race Series Announced The World Paddle Association proudly announces the formation of the Scholastic SUP race series. The WPA Scholastic SUP race series will consist of a series of races conducted in 2015 to help grow the youth SUP competition while providing national rankings at the high school, middle school and grade school levels. All ... Read More »

Q & A With Helga Goebel

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The WPA had the chance to catch up with Helga Goebel, arguably Florida’s fastest female, and one of the top paddlers on the East Coast and in the USA. A member of the SUP community since 2009, Helga has competed and taken first in dozens of events including (but certainly not limited to) the Key West Classic and the Florida ... 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 »

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 »

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 »