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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 »

Salt Life Partners with World Paddle Association in 2014

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  Salt Life, a division of Delta Apparel is proud to announce the newly formed partnership with the WPA (World Paddle Association), an organization dedicated to the promotion of competitive SUP (Stand Up Paddling) events in the United States and other regions of the world. Salt Life will promote the brand through events, promotions, social marketing and athlete clinics at WPA ... Read More »

Naked Turtle Rum to Sponsor SUP Races in 2014


Don’t Worry. Drink Naked.™ Naked Turtle™ Rum Partners with World Paddle Association to Sponsor SUP Races in 2014 Tampa, FL, January 27, 2014 – The Naked Turtle Rum is stoked to announce that it is teaming up with the WPA (World Paddle Association), an organization dedicated to the promotion of competitive SUP (Stand Up Paddling) events in the United States. ... Read More »

Eastern Canada SUP Championships


The 4th annual Eastern Canada SUP Championships will serve as the 2014 WPA Canada National Race once again after an exciting event last year in British Columbia at the Kalavida Classic. “We are excited to once again be holding our National Championships and look forward to an even greater event this year in the Toronto Area” says ECSC Race Director ... Read More »

2013 Hennessey’s-WPA World Paddle Championship- EVENT INFORMATION

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2013 Hennessey’s-WPA World Championship September 20 & 21, 2013 Westin Lake Las Vegas Event Information Hennessey’s Inc. and the World Paddle Association (WPA) are proud to announce the 2013 World Paddle Championships to be held at the Westin Lake Las Vegas, NV on September 20 & 21, 2013.  Lake Las Vegas, in the city of Henderson is a picturesque man-made lake ... 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 »

WPA Level 1 Course 8/16/2013 Lake Watauga Applachian Challenge


WPA Level 1 SUP Instructor Training Friday, August 16 • 8am–2pm Official WPA sanctioned event to be held at the Triathlon/SUP site at Watauga Lake on Friday, August 16 from 8am until 2pm. Event is limited to 10 people. Class I Certified to give lessons to instruct paddlers. Fee: $295.00 ($75.00 yearly fee included) 5 hours of class instruction, 80% ... 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 »


  Race Name – Appalachian Challenge Date – August 17, 2013 World Paddle Association Officially Sanctioned Event Upper Watauga Long Course is 5.4mi and the Lower Watauga Short Course is 2.2mi. Electronic Chip Timing will be used. Water start behind the starting line (shown as a yellow line in the course picture). No surface current. Flat water lake conditions. Entry ... Read More »

Golden Nugget Press Release and link to course info

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact: Janice Fetter   Tel: (843) 881-9472 E-mail:  mtpleasant@halfmoonoutfitters.com   HALF-MOON OUTFITTERS IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE 4th ANNUAL GOLDEN NUGGET SUP PADDLE N’ PARTY SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12 AT 2PM TO BENEFIT CRISIS MINISTRIES. Scenic Shem Creek will provide the backdrop for the Fourth Annual Half-Moon Outfitters Golden Nugget SUP Paddle N’ Party.  One of the ... Read More »

Upcoming WPA Instructor Courses

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Beginner and Class I Instructor Lessons/Certifications will be held in Himachal Pradesh starting the week of June 10th. Please email India@WorldPaddleAssociation.com for more details. Introduction to SUP is an excellent course for beginners to paddling, and the Class I Instructor certification will be provided for those with sufficient water knowledge and a desire to instruct others. Hope to see you ... Read More »

WPA Class I Instructor Certification Classes Announced

WPA Class I Certification course for SUP instructors will be conducted on the following dates and locations.  Please submit your application through the WPA website and read all of the requirements to become a WPA Certified Instructor.  Go to the “Instruction” button on the WPA homepage to find all of the information and requirements to become a WPA Certified Instructor ... Read More »

US SUP Tour- San Onofre, June 15 & 16, 2013

    US SUP Tour- San Onofre Event Press Release US SUP Tour- San Onofre Event June 15 & 16  (NEW DATES) The US SUP Tour will host the first ever stand up paddle race conducted at San Onofre State Beach at the famous Churches surf break. In association with the World Paddle Association and Surfing America the US SUP Tour ... Read More »

2014 Region 5 Points Race Schedule


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 »

Blockade Runner the host site of the 2013 Carolina Cup

2012 Carolina Cup, Photography by Phoebe Fox Blankinship   Stay & SUP at Wrightsville’s Surf to Sound Resort   Wrightsville Beach, NC—In just a few years, Wrightsville Beach quickly earned a name for itself as the premier destination for paddle boarders on the East Coast. And due to its unique location between surf and sound, the Blockade Runner Beach Resort ... Read More »

US SUP Tour Schedule & Prize Money Announced

The first stop on the US SUP Tour will offer $10,000 in prize money this weekend in Huntington Beach, CA on April 13 & 14.  SUP Surfing and the Open SUP race will be conducted on Saturday and the final rounds of the SUP Surfing heats and the Pro SUP Race will be conducted on Sunday.  See the following schedule ... Read More »

US SUP Tour Huntington Beach, CA April 13 & 14

        The first US SUP Tour event will be held April 13 & 14 at Huntington Beach, CA, Seaside Heights, NJ May 18 & 19 and San Onofre, CA June 15 & 16 in 2013.  The US SUP Tour sanctioned by the World Paddle Association and Surfing America will offer SUP Surfing with Professional and Open divisions ... 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 »