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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 »

Florida Cup 2014 – May 16-18 – St. Pete Beach, FL

May 16-18, 2014 – Join us for the return of the championship paddleboard racing in Tampa Bay. This race will highlight the best paddling conditions in Florida. The Florida Cup will challenge participants in the Gulf and the Intercoastal waters. There is a 10 mile long course for the elite paddlers that is on the same course the WPA will use ... Read More »

WPA Level 1 Certification Class – Dunedin, FL – June 14

This is a one day class to meet requirements for a WPA instructor class I certification. The WPA Water Safety curriculum includes classroom and on water instruction as part of the water safety education classes that includes: Board and Equipment Purchasing SUP Etiquette Safety Planning Injury Prevention Water Dynamics Boating Laws Board & Paddling Skills Rescue techniques Water Safety information ... 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 »

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

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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 »

Results: July 2013

2013 Region 3 (Pacific NW) Results and Standings Randall Barna has a way with numbers, fortunately for all of us in Region 3. You can look at the following Excel spreadsheets and check out who’s been participating in our WPA events. This is a good time to look ahead and put an event or two on your calendar – no ... Read More »

THE APPALACHIAN CHALLENGE 8/17/2013

  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 »

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 Level 1, July 26th, Ocean City, NJ

WPA Level I Certification with YOLO Board Team Riders and WPA Level II Instructors, Karen Mirlenbrink and Darian Boyle Friday, July 26th, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at OC Paddleboard, Ocean City, NJ (Code KMWPA72613) – OC Paddleboard at Seaview Harbor Marina, 199 Hospitality Drive, Longport, NJ. This is a one day class to meet requirements for a WPA instructor class I ... Read More »

WPA CERTIFICATIONS DATES ANNOUNCED – JUNE 8 MIRAMAR BEACH, FL, JUNE 23 DUNEDIN, FL

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WPA Level 1 Certifications coming soon led by YOLO Board Team Riders! This is a one day class to meet requirements for a WPA instructor class 1 certification. The WPA Water Safety curriculum includes classroom and on water instruction as part of the water safety education classes that includes: Board and Equipment Purchasing SUP Etiquette Safety Planning Injury Prevention Water Dynamics ... 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 »

WPA Downwind Points Races – May 11th & 18th

    Two great upcoming WPA sanctioned points races, Malibu Downwinder on Saturday, May 11 starting at Mugu State Beach and then the Santa Barbara Downwinder on Saturday, May 18 starting at Campus Point in Goleta. Go to the race schedule on Region 1 to get more details on both races. Read More »