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Battle of the Bay WPA Championships Announced!

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The World Paddle Association Announces the 2015 Battle of the Bay WPA Championships The World Paddle Association, in cooperation with the Battle of the Bay, announces the 2015 WPA Championships. This year’s event will be officially named “The Battle of the Bay WPA Championship” to be held on October 17 & 18, 2015, at Crissy Field, located within Presidio National ... Read More »

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 »

New WPA Region 12 (TX/OK) Race Director Appointed

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Jason Black appointed the new WPA Region 12 (TX/OK) Regional Race Director The World Paddle Association (WPA) is proud to announce Jason Black being appointed as the new WPA Region 12 Regional Race Director for Texas and Oklahoma. Jason’s brings years of stand up paddle racing experience and knowledge of business to take over the position. Jason succeeds the regional ... Read More »

Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge Announced

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2015 Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge WPA National Race The World Paddle Association, proudly announces the addition of the Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge to the 2015 WPA National Race Series and the Salt Life Cup to be held on August 22 & 23, 2015 in Hood River, OR. The Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge has been a premier stand ... Read More »

2015 Salt Life Cup WPA National Race Series

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The World Paddle Association announces the Salt Life Cup 2015 Salt Life Apparel, in association with the World Paddle Association, proudly announces the Salt Life Cup 2015. The Salt Life Cup is a season-long accumulation of points earned at all WPA National races (schedule TBA) which began with the Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge on January 24, 2015 and culminating at the WPA ... 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 »

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 »

WPA announces new Region 12 Director Casey Gotcher

WPA Board Member, Betsy Risner welcoming Casey Gotcher to the WPA Family!

Words from Casey: “I have been paddling for about 6 years now.  I was one of the first few people here in Texas doing it.  Now there are thousands of people paddling here.  Some on their own boards, some rent them or belong to paddle clubs.  I was turned on to the sport by a friend in San Clemente.  I told him I ... Read More »

WPA Level 1 Certification Class-Seaside Park, NJ 5/9/2014

This is a 5-6 hour one day class/water instruction course designed to meet the WPA standards for Level 1 Instructor Certification. This course is hosted by WPA Certified Instructors,  Mark Colino and James Gregorio.  Attendees are asked to bring bathing suits, rash guards/wetsuit top and towels for the water portion of the class.  If you would like to bring your ... 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 »

WPA Certified Instructor level I & II Class – March 7th, Dana Point, CA

The World Paddle Association will be conducting a level I & II certified instructors class on Friday, March 7, 2014 in Dana Point, CA.  Master Class I instructor Byron Kurt will be conducting the course for those seeking certified instruction with stand up paddling that will include, technique, water safety, board/paddle fitting, and water dynamics.  With the tremendous growth of stand up ... Read More »

WPA Introduces Ingo Rademacher as Official Spokesperson

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Dana Point, CA February 10, 2014 – Born in Germany and raised in Australia, Ingo grew up life guarding and learning the various styles of water sports. In 1990 he ventured into outrigger paddling; paddling for The Hamilton Island Team while working on the Island in Queensland. Later he turned his focus to Surf ski paddling and competed in the 2000 Molokai to Oahu surf ski race. ... 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 »

2014 WPA National Race Series

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The WPA 2014 National and international race series gives competitors an opportunity to earn points for rankings (offered for current WPA members) in all WPA sanctioned points races (non points sanctioned races do not apply) by region and through the National Race Series.  Points for rankings are now automated through PaddleGuru and posted once race results are complete from every ... Read More »

Region 3 Series News and Rankings

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Here are the results from the Region 3 – Northwest Cup Short Course. The results were compiled by Randall Barna. We thank him for taking the time to get this together for the competitors. WPA 2013 NW Cup Short Course Compilation For the more comprehensive WPA 2013 region 3 Rankings, click on the link below. wpa2013 Region 3 series rankings ... 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 »