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2013 WPA Canada Race Dates Posted

WPA continues to grow in Canada and we are excited to see Stand Up Paddle board races from coast to coast in 2013. For a complete list of WPA Canada sanctioned events, please visit <a href=”http://www.wpacanada.com”>www.wpacanada.com </a> We will be updating the event schedule as the season gets closer so please check take a seek to have a look at ... Read More »

Updated WPA National Race Results with Qualifying Spots


June 1, 2012 The latest WPA stand up paddle (SUP) National race results with qualifying spots is available below. Please select the requested file to check your status. 2012 World Champ Qualifiers List 2011 World Champ Qualifiers 2012 Carolina Cup Qualifiers 2012 Key West 12 Mile Race Qualifiers 2012 Quik Waterman’s Qualifiers 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 »

Stand Up Paddle the Movie

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“A Standup Paddle Movie” is a documentary about the beginning of Stand Up Paddle Sports. This documentary profiles the top athletes in three disciplines of Stand Up Paddle, which include surfing, open water racing, and circuit races. Shot on location in Hawaii and California, high definition event footage includes the Sunset World Pro, The Battle of Paddle Hawaii and California, ... Read More »

The World Paddle Association announces the week one winners of the EFX Performance newsletter giveaway


Congratulations to Jim Karabasz of Atlantic City, NJ and Todd Perrine of Austin, TX.  Each winner will receive four free EFX Performance wristbands.  The World Paddle Association will draw two names per week through the end of 2011 to receive four EFX Performance wristbands when you register for a free subscription to the WPA newsletter. To enter just go to ... Read More »

“ESPN.com to feature the top SUP Athletes”


With the dramatic increase in participation around the country and the world in the sport of Stand Up Paddling, ESPN.com will be featuring the top SUP athletes in the world to give attention to the fastest growing water sport if not the fastest growing sport in the world.  The feature will be posted on the Surfing portion of the ESPN.com ... Read More »

SUP Surf Etiquette

Know your ability and the surf break you are going to surf. Beginning SUP surfers can be a bigger danger to those in the water and to yourself if you do not know the dynamics of a SUP board and the power of the wave. Know the restrictions where you can or cannot SUP surf as SUP surfing may not ... Read More »

Joe Bark, Q & A


When and who first got you into Paddleboarding? I first started paddling when I was in Junior Lifeguards and Alfred Laws was my instructor. He set an example for me, as he was a great ocean athlete and a great surfer.  At age 16 I did my first Catalina channel crossing on borrowed boards with a couple of friends. Who ... 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 »

Jamie Mitchell Nominated for National Geographic’s “Adventurer of the Year”

WPA Spokesman Jamie Mitchell nominated for National Geographic’s “Adventurer of the Year” award! Jamie Mitchell, WPA, Quiksilver and SurfTech spokesman is one of ten nominees for National Geographic’s “Adventurer of the Year” award. Each nominee has been selected for his or her extraordinary achievement in exploration, conservation, and adventure sports in 2010. The last 12 months have been a blur ... Read More »

2011 WPA U.S. Race Series

The 2011 WPA U.S. Race Series will be made up of seven regions in the United States with 6 races in each region that will be ranked and counted toward the regional championship in each division and used as qualifying process for a season ending WPA Championship TBA. WPA U.S. Regions The following regions will make up the 2011 WPA ... Read More »