March 10, 2016

2016 Race to the Salt Life Cup!



The World Paddle Association announces the “Race to the Salt Life Cup”

DANA POINT, CA — Salt Life Apparel, in association with the World Paddle Association, announces the standings and the race to the 2016 Salt Life Cup.  The Salt Life Cup is a season-long accumulation of points earned at all WPA National races (see below tentative schedule).  Danny Ching (Men’s 14’ SUP) and Erika Benitez (Women’s 12’6 SUP) hold the top spots in current standings after the first race (Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge) of 13 events in the race to the cup.

The month of April brings two Salt Life Cup events beginning with the Carolina Cup on April 23rd and then the Key West Classic on April 30th.  The Salt Life Cup series will culminate at the Pacific Paddle Games on October 1 & 2, 2016 at Doheny State Beach, CA.  The tentative Salt Life Cup and WPA National race series is listed below.  For more information on the race to the cup, please visit and

The Salt Life Cup and WPA National races will award double points through the long course or designated course(s) 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 2016 Salt Life Cup Champions.  To qualify for the Salt Life Cup bonus money, competitors must compete in a minimum of four designated Salt Life Cup races (WPA National Races) during the 2016 season and the WPA Championships on August 27 & 28, 2016 with the location to be announced.

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, 2016 to have points earned retroactive from races prior to July 1, 2016.  Anyone that has not joined or renewed their membership by July 1, 2016 will not receive points earned prior to July 1, 2016.

Look for additional WPA and Salt Life Cup event information at with event dates by region.

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2016 WPA/Salt Life Cup National Race Series
Events and dates are subject to change.
Date Region Event City State
1/23/2016 1 Hanohano Huki Paddle Challenge San Diego CA
4/23/2016 6 Carolina CUP National Race Wrightsville Beach NC
4/30/2016 5 16th Annual Key West Classic Key West FL
6/4/2016 7 Wet Feet/Blue Planet Surf Oahu HI
6/4/2016 1 Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Festival Santa Monica CA
6/18/2016 9 Soundsurfer Waterman’s Challenge Bridgeport CT
6/25/2016 10 Lake Max Challenge Culver IN
7/2/2016 INTER Canadian SUP Championships Toronto, Ont CAN
7/29/2016 8 Cayuga Lake Sup Cup Lansing NY
8/20/2016 3 Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge Hood River OR
9/17/2016 2 Battle of the Bay San Francisco CA
10/1/2016 1 Pacific Paddle Games Dana Point CA
All WPA National races are awarded double points (2,000 to 1st)
Events in BOLD are awarded quadruple points (4,000 to 1st)