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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 »

2013 Hennessey’s – WPA World Paddle Championship Qualifying Announcement

2013 Hennessey’s-WPA World Paddle Championship Qualifying Announcement! No pre-qualifying will be required to enter the SUP Slalom Pro Race at the 2013 Hennessey’s-WPA World Paddle Championships.  Please find the following races that will be conducted on September 21, 2013 at the Westin Lake Las Vegas, NV: Open Race (3.5 miles)- Men/Women SUP Surfboard, 12’6, 14’ and paddleboard stock.  Novice and ... 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 »

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 »

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 »