February 26, 2015

2015 Salt Life Cup WPA National Race Series

The World Paddle Association announces the Salt Life Cup 2015

Salt Life LogoSalt 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 Championships (date TBA). Chase Kosterlitz (Men’s 14’) and April Zilg (Women’s 12’6) were crowned the first Salt Life Cup Champions in 2014.

The WPA National races (plus other selected races listed) will award double points and quadruple points at the WPA Championships earned through the long course or designated race at the stated races in Men’s SUP 14’ and Women’s SUP 12’6. The top point’s leader at the end of the season will receive bonus money and be crowned 2015 Salt Life Cup Champions. Competitors must compete in at least three designated Salt Life Cup races during the 2015 season and the WPA Championships to qualify for the Salt Life Cup bonus money. The Salt Life Cup bonus money will be awarded as follows to top point earners:

Men- $5,000

Women- $3,500

“Salt Life Apparel is excited to continue our relationship with the World Paddle Association and the Salt Life Cup for 2015”, stated Larry Laska, Brand Manager. Laska continues, “The demographics of paddlers and the World Paddle Association fits the Salt Life customer and lifestyle the brand is seeking to maximum our exposure.” In addition to the bonus money for the top points leaders, Salt Life will award a $500 gift card to the top placing Open race competitors in the Men’s 12’6, and 14’ overall; and the Women’s 12’6 overall winner at the WPA Championships.

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WPA partner PaddleGuru who manages the race solution for all of the WPA sanctioned events will be managing the points throughout the year with the Salt Life Cup and the WPA National Race Series. All competitors will need to be a current WPA member by July 1, 2015 to have points earned retro-active from races prior to July 1, 2015. Anyone that has not joined or renewed their membership by July 1, 2015 will not receive any points earned prior to July 1, 2015.

Click on the following current Salt Life Cup standings through the Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge.  Make plans to attend the next Salt Life Cup WPA National race, the Carolina Cup on April 25, 2015.

2015 Salt Life Cup Men 14′ Standings_1 25 15

2015 Salt Life Cup Women 12’6 Standings_1 25 15

See the following Salt Life Cup races with more races to be announced soon.

2015 WPA/Salt Life Cup National Race Series (Tentative)
Check your local WPA region for detailed information
Date Region Event City State
1/24/2015 1 Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge San Diego CA
4/25/2015 6 Carolina CUP National Race Wrightsville Beach NC
5/2/2015 5 16th Annual Key West Classic National Race Key West FL
5/21/2015 INTER Coconut Cup SUP Festival St. Croix V.I.
5/30/2015 9 Soundsurfer Waterman’s Challenge Westport CT
5/30/2015 1 Hobie-Hennessey’s Waterman’s Challenge Dana Point CA
6/6/2015 7 Wet Feet/Blue Planet Surf National Race Oahu HI
6/6/2015 1 Santa Monica Pier National Race Santa Monica CA
6/13/2015 8 Endless SUP Race Ashbury Park NJ
7/11/2015 1 Hennessey’s U.S. Paddleboard Festival Redondo Beach CA
7/18/2015 INTER Canadian SUP Championships Toronto, Ont CAN
TBA WPA Paddle Championships TBA  
Pending National Race Locations to be announced:
Region 2- N. Cal
Region 3- Pacific Northwest
Region 10- Mid West
Region 12- Texas
Region 14- TN/KY/GA