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 schedule). Danny Ching (Men’s 14’ SUP) and April Zilg (Women’s 12’6 SUP) hold the top spots in current standings (see the below standings links) after six races of 12 in the race to the Salt Life Cup.
There are three Salt Life Cup events coming in July with the Canadian Championships, Toronto, July 9th, Wet Feet Championships, Oahu, HI, July 10th and the Cayuga Lake SUP Cup, Lansing, NY, July 29th. The Salt Life Cup series will culminate at the Pacific Paddle Games on October 1 & 2, 2016 at Doheny State Beach, CA.
The Salt Life Cup and WPA National races award double points (2,000 to 1st) through the long course or designated course(s) in Men’s SUP 14’ and Women’s SUP 12’6 and quadruple points (4,000 to 1st) at the WPA Paddle Championships and the Pacific Paddle Games. The top three point’s leaders at the end of the season will receive bonus money and crown the 2016 Salt Life Cup Champions. To qualify for the Salt Life Cup bonus money, competitors must compete in a minimum of three designated Salt Life Cup races (races listed below) during the 2016 season and the season finale, Pacific Paddle Games on October 1 & 2, 2016 at Doheny State Beach, CA.
Salt Life Cup Bonus Money (Men & Women)
WPA partner PaddleGuru manages the points throughout the year with WPA sanctioned races and with the Salt Life Cup and the WPA National Race Series. For more information on the race to the Salt Life Cup, please visit www.worldpaddleassociation.com and www.saltlife.com. Look for additional WPA and Salt Life Cup event information with event dates by region.
|2016 WPA/Salt Life Cup National Race Series|
|Events and dates are subject to change.|
|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|
|6/11/2016||1||Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Festival||Santa Monica||CA|
|6/18/2016||9||Soundsurfer Waterman’s Challenge||Bridgeport||CT|
|6/18/2016||10||EOS SUP N Surf Challenge||Elkhart Lake||WI|
|7/9/2016||INTER||Canadian SUP Championships||Toronto, Ont||CAN|
|7/10/2016||7||Wet Feet/Blue Planet Surf||Oahu||HI|
|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)|