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Newport Harbor SUP Classic


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 »

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 »

The Region 6 championship has been set for Sept 28th hosted by the lake Murray SUP Classic

                               The Lake Murray SUP Classic is this year’s Region 6 Championship Race, 09/28/13. This WPA-sanctioned event is also a “double qualifying point’s race”, presented by Kialoa Paddles.       Expected to sell out, race Registration will close Thursday, September 26 at 11:59pm. Registration will be available on Friday at packet pickup for an additional $20 fee paid by ... Read More »

India Surf Festival – Results


The second India Surf Festival hosted 2 races, a recreational race and an elite race. Over 20 participants raced in the recreational course, including Orissa’s first local female participant. The event was run in heats of four up river to a buoy and back for a beach finish with board and paddle. Participants came from Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, ... Read More »

2013 Races

2013 Races The Championship races with the National, State and Regional championship races will also be worth double points which will make them the marquee races. What makes the National Championship different is that competitors can earn qualifying spots for the 2013 World Championships.   Surftech Jay Race, Santa Cruz - June 23 (Regional championship race) http://jayrace.surftech.com/event-info/ Race the Lake ... Read More »

Half-Moon Open Ocean Race April 21, 2013

Half-Moon Open Ocean Race Course: April 21, 2013, 9 am Race begins near 2nd Street (East) – Parking and board drop are available at the Charleston County Park Pier. For course and race info please read more and follow links: Half-Moon Open Ocean Course Layout and Alternate layout   For Registration please go to  Half-Moon Open Ocean Race Read More »

Region 6 2013 points race dates

<em><strong>Listed below is tentative Region 6 poin</strong></em><em><strong>ts race dates and locations</strong></em> 4/27/13 <strong><a title=”CAROLINA CUP SUP RACE” href=”http://carolinacup-sup.com/” target=”_blank”>Carolina Cup</a></strong> ( National Points Race) Wrightsville Beach NC 6/1/13 <a href=”http://obxpaddlepalooza.com/”><strong>OBX Paddle Palooza</strong> </a>Hatteras NC 7/13/13 <a title=”Shem Creek Shootout” href=”http://www.shemcreekshootout.com/home.html” target=”_blank”>Shem Creek Shootout</a> Mt Pleasant SC 9/14/13 ChuckTown Showdown Charleston SC 9/28/13 SUP Lake Murry Columbia SC 10/11/13 Golden Nugget ... Read More »

HENNESSEY’S-WPA Crowns 2012 World Champions

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Hennessey’s and the World Paddle Association in association with SUP Mexico crown 2012 Stand Up Paddle World Champions Fernando Stalla, Candice Appleby and Paddleboard champion Joel Mason in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.  Approximately 180 participants competed in both Elite and Open divisions in a 11.5 mile downwind race, 4.5 mile technical race, relay race and kids race in 8 to ... Read More »

New WPA Cap included with Standard and Two year memberships!

The new WPA cap (navy/wt) is now included in all standard and two year WPA memberships while supplies last.  Along with the new WPA cap standard ($65 value for $35) and two year ($80 value for $50) WPA memberships also recieve On it Pro speed cream (for a limited time) friction application for your board, a copy of Stand Up Paddle Magazine, ... Read More »

NAC Hovie SUP Festival race results


  April, 14, 2012 After a blustery evening the stand up paddle (SUP) races today ran under cool temperatures and sunshine. The winds did pick up again by race time and gave both the Open and Elite SUP competitors a great test. Congratulations to all that attended another fine NAC/Hovie event. WPA Event Results: Open Race Results Elite Race Results ... Read More »

Karen Wrenn Q&A

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Karen Wrenn, one of the top female SUP racers just completed crossing the entire Channel Islands in Northern California this last week that is roughly 160 miles depending on conditions.  This is not small feat and Karen is believed to be the first person male or female to accomplish this feat. Q:  Congratulations with successfully crossing the Channel Islands.  Why ... Read More »

Q&A with Stand Up Paddler Chris Curry


Q:  When did you first start paddling and on what type of board before you started SUP? A: Started SUP surfing in Wrightsville Beach, NC during the summer of ’08 on a Gary Wilson EPS Quad SUP surfboard. As a newbie, I had an extremely frustrating & challenging experience in the surf the first time…the very reason I came back ... Read More »

Q & A with Rob Rojas


Q:  When did you first start paddling and on what type of board before you started SUP? A: I started paddling during the summer of 1994 in Pembroke Va., paddling down the New River on a Coleman Canoe.  After that, I started paddling OC-6s, Surfskis, marathon canoes and OC-2s in 1995. Q:  How did you get started in SUP? A: ... Read More »

Danny Ching, Q & A


What is a normal training day like for you? Weekdays up early and on the water 1 hr outrigger canoe, followed by 1 hr at the gym lifting weights and 1 hr of cross training.  Afternoon 1.5 hrs on the water either outrigger canoe or SUP.  On the weekends I try and go long with a group.  Usually 2-3 hrs ... Read More »

Shakira Westdorp, Q & A


What is a normal training day like for you?Probably a run or swim on my lunch break then a paddle after work in the creek. Do paddle back on days off… If the winds are ok for it . What goals do you have for yourself in the sport of SUP or other? I would like to win the Battle Of ... Read More »