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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 CANADA SUP INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION COURSE

WPA Canada is pleased to announce its Level 1 SUP Instructor Certification Course will take place May 11th, 2013 in Oakville, Canada. For more details, please contact info@wpacanada.com for full details. Only instructors certified through WPA Canada will be eligible for WPA Canada insurance rates. Read More »

2014 WPA SUP Racing Rulebook

Race Categories/Divisions* Men SUP Surfboard 12’2” (short course only), 12’6” (Stock), 14′, Unlimited Juniors (13-17) on a 12’6” and short course only Kids (12 Under) on a 12’6” and short course only Women SUP Surfboard 12’2” (short course only), 12’6” (Stock), 14′, Unlimited Juniors (13-17) on a 12’6” and short course only Kids (12 Under) on a 12’6” and short ... 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 »

2013 WPA Canada Race Dates Posted

WPA continues to grow in Canada and we are excited to see Stand Up Paddle board races from coast to coast in 2013. For a complete list of WPA Canada sanctioned events, please visit <a href=”http://www.wpacanada.com”>www.wpacanada.com </a> We will be updating the event schedule as the season gets closer so please check take a seek to have a look at ... Read More »

Stand Up Paddling

WPA Canada was established to support the growing sport of Stand Up Paddling here in Canada. As the Canadian branch of the World Paddle Association we adhere to all WPA standards and ensure fairness in all WPA Canada events. The mission of the WPA is to provice a comprenhensive voice, fair and equal access and organizational structure to the sport ... Read More »

New WPA Cap included with Standard and Two year memberships!

The new WPA cap (navy/wt) is now included in all standard and two year WPA memberships while supplies last.  Along with the new WPA cap standard ($65 value for $35) and two year ($80 value for $50) WPA memberships also recieve On it Pro speed cream (for a limited time) friction application for your board, a copy of Stand Up Paddle Magazine, ... 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 »

Updated WPA National Race Results with Qualifying Spots

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June 1, 2012 The latest WPA stand up paddle (SUP) National race results with qualifying spots is available below. Please select the requested file to check your status. 2012 World Champ Qualifiers List 2011 World Champ Qualifiers 2012 Carolina Cup Qualifiers 2012 Key West 12 Mile Race Qualifiers 2012 Quik Waterman’s Qualifiers Read More »

2012 Hennessey’s Paddleboard Race Series Announced

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Redondo Beach, CA, April 23, 2012: For over 17 years Hennessey’s  has been at the fore front of world paddleboard racing, bringing races to such places as Australia, Hawaii, Fiji, California, and Mexico. The 2012 Hennessey’s Series promises to one of the best yet, culminating with the 2012 Hennessy’s-WPA World Championships in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. 2012 Event Schedule ·         ... Read More »

NAC Hovie SUP Festival race results

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  April, 14, 2012 After a blustery evening the stand up paddle (SUP) races today ran under cool temperatures and sunshine. The winds did pick up again by race time and gave both the Open and Elite SUP competitors a great test. Congratulations to all that attended another fine NAC/Hovie event. WPA Event Results: Open Race Results Elite Race 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 »

Week two winners of the EFX Performance newsletter giveaway

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The World Paddle Association announces the week two winners of the EFX Performance newsletter giveaway, Tono Teixir of Ponte Vedra, FL and So Hyun Boo of Vienna, VA.  Each winner will receive four free EFX Performance wristbands.  The World Paddle Association will draw two names per week through the end of 2011 to receive four EFX Performance wristbands when you ... Read More »

Water Safety-SUP Education certification course December 17, 2011

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The World Paddle Association (WPA) announces the next date to attend a Water Safety/SUP Education certification course for instructors in California on Saturday, December 17, 2011, 9am at the Newport Aquatic Center in Newport Beach, CA.  All instructors who are interested in attending must have submitted a application with instructors background credentials and send a deposit through Pay Pal at ... Read More »

The World Paddle Association announces the week one winners of the EFX Performance newsletter giveaway

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Congratulations to Jim Karabasz of Atlantic City, NJ and Todd Perrine of Austin, TX.  Each winner will receive four free EFX Performance wristbands.  The World Paddle Association will draw two names per week through the end of 2011 to receive four EFX Performance wristbands when you register for a free subscription to the WPA newsletter. To enter just go to ... Read More »

WPA 2011 Championship Awards

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The World Paddle Association (WPA) crowned the first-ever standup paddle World Champions and regional champions in 2011.  In addition to giving away custom wood paddles to each of the WPA World Champions made by the famous Elite paddler Ernie “EJ” Johnson they will also receive a “Platinum membership” and honored as life time members of the WPA. All of the ... Read More »