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2014 WPA Championship Race Qualifying and Race Information

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For Immediate Release: August 22, 2014 The World Paddle Association (WPA), in conjunction with the St. Petersburg-Clearwater Florida Sports Commission and WPA sponsors Naked Turtle Rum, Salt Life Apparel and Hennessey’s Tavern Inc., are proud to announce that the 2014 WPA Championship Elite race will NOT require qualifying to enter. The WPA Championships, to be held at the Sirata 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 »

Prize Money Announced- 2013 Hennessey’s-WPA World Paddle Championships

Hennessey’s in association with the World Paddle Association to offer $15,000 prize money at the 2013 Hennessey’s-WPA World Paddle Championships at the Westin Lake Las Vegas on September 21, 2013.  Prize money will be offered to the below Pro board classes in the supported divisions.  Along with Hennessey’s offering $15,000 prize money all competitors will receive medals for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place by board class, ... Read More »

Southwest Airlines — World Paddle Association’s Official Airline

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Starting today August 15, 2013, World Paddle Association attendees will receive a discount and bonus Rapid Reward points from Southwest Airlines through the World Paddle Association SWABIZ® account. Southwest Airlines is offering a 5% discount off Anytime & Business Select® fares and a 2% discount off select Wanna Get Away® fares for travel to and from the event in Las ... 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 »

WPA announces Kristin Artz to the position of Director of Marketing/PR

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The World Paddle Association (WPA) is proud to announce Kristin Artz as the Director of Marketing and PR effective immediately. Kristin will coordinate and facilitate the exchange of information between Paddlers, Race Directors, Sponsors, Manufacturers and the WPA, its Advisory Boards and Board of Directors across each of the WPA’s programs and activities. “The WPA is proud to have Kristin ... Read More »

Candice Appleby and Betsy Risner appointed to the WPA Board of Directors

The World Paddle Association (WPA) is proud to announce Candice Appleby and Betsy Risner being voted in and appointed to board of directors.  Candice Appleby, two time Hennessey-WPA World champion is arguably the most successful Women’s stand up paddler and Betsy Risner, 2011 Hennessey-WPA 50+ World champion bring years of stand up paddle racing experience and knowledge of business. “Candice ... Read More »

Welcome to India Region

  As the sport of Stand Up Paddling continues to grow around the world, the need for consistent and fair event judgement becomes apparent. Showing a healthy interest in the SUP scene, India has already hosted numerous surf and Stand Up Paddle specific events. The World Paddle Association is pleased to have a presence in India, and looks forward to ... Read More »

2012 Hennessey’s-WPA World Paddle Championships – UPDATE

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Presented by SUP Mexico Prize Money Announced Hennessey’s Racing, World Paddle Association and SUP Mexico proudly presents the 2012 Hennessey’s-WPA World Paddle Championship on November 3 & 4, 2012 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.  All competitors should have their travel plans set and we recommend everyone that is competing to register online on www.active.com. World Championship Elite Prize Money $16,500 ... Read More »

RESULTS FOR 2012 U.S. Championships

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Hobie-Hennessey 2012 U.S. Paddle Championships Open Race: http://rms.blastpaddlers.org/results/show/751 Elite: http://rms.blastpaddlers.org/results/show/752 Please note there was an approximate 1:45 second time stagger from the times shown and the three major board classes. The first to start was Unlimited class, the second wave (14′) started 1:42 later and Stock class (12’6) 1:45 after the 14′ class. These staggers have not been applied to the results ... Read More »

World Paddle Association Announces 2012 Race updates

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The World Paddle Association is proud to announce the following updates for 2012 to provide the best participation and best growth for the sport of stand up paddling.  The WPA has seen tremendous growth in participation and race series in the United States and international.   The support from the WPA regional race directors and races help provide consistent guidelines and ... Read More »

“ESPN.com to feature the top SUP Athletes”

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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 »

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 »