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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 »

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 »

Fernando Stalla Q&A

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Fernando Stalla was crowned the WPA Champion in 2012 and 2013. His win in Mexico in 2012 came just two years after Fernando began Stand Up Paddling in 2010. However, he’s been surfing since he was just 8 years old. Fernando was born in the Fiji Islands and spent his early years in Brazil and Costa Rica. When he was ... Read More »

Carolina Jr. Waterman’s Team Forms in Wrightsville Beach

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WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, North Carolina – Last summer a group of local watermen formed the Carolina Junior Waterman Team to be based out of Wrightsville Beach. The purpose of the team is to develop well rounded young men and women and to give them the skills necessary to become experts in a multitude of ocean disciplines. The first year’s team consisted of ... Read More »

Entry open for the Holland 11-Cities Tour

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The famous SUP 11-City Tour just announced that they’ve completed the online entry form, and are ready to start receiving entries. “We welcome for 2015 hopefully a lot of new faces, but also the ‘old’ faces!” they said on their home page, looking forward to the 2015 challenge. This world-class event is based on the historical tour where ice skaters ... 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 »

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 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 »

Salt Life Cup PR Standings 2014

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The World Paddle Association announces the Salt Life Cup 2014 Standings Salt Life Apparel, in association with the World Paddle Association, announced the formation of the Salt Life Cup 2014. The Salt Life Cup is a season-long accumulation of points earned at all WPA National races beginning with the Carolina Cup WPA National race on April 26 and culminating at ... 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 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

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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

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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 »