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Local Hood River Favorites take Overall Title at the Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge

Hood River local favorites, Bernd Rodiger and Fiona Wylde took the overall title over the worlds best at the 2017 Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge.    While the top paddlers in the world were enjoying great conditions in Hood River, the Open and Junior paddlers were not over shadowed as […]

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Recap & Results of the WPA-China SUP Challenge 2017

The 2017 WPA-China SUP Challenge in Qiandao Lake brought epic scenery to all of the competitors of all abilities for one day of burning sun, clear water and lots of fun. The event was held at the National Water Sports Training Base where several Olympic champions are training.     […]

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China WPA Sanctioning Body Announced!

The World Paddle Association (WPA) is proud to announce Bao Xuping has been appointed as the President of newly formed World Paddle Association (WPA)-China. WPA China will organize Stand Up paddle competitions, train and certify coaches, judges and event officials as well as endorse safe, well run competitions, clubs and […]

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The Stand Up for the Cure Story. An Interview with Dan Van Dyck.

A week after the Standup for the Cure’s Sixth Annual fundraising day in Newport Beach, one of the largest paddle gatherings in the world, Dan Van Dyck, Executive Director of the National Standup for the Cure Series, gives the WPA an overview of the event and tells the story behing SUFTC. (Photos Dale & Karen […]

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April Zilg and Titouan Puyo hold down the top stops after two events on 2017 World SUP Tour presented by Salt Life

The first two events of the World SUP Tour presented by Salt Life were held at the Rincon Beach Boy in Puerto Rico and the Carolina Cup in North Carolina.  Hobie team rider April Zilg of Wrightsville Beach, NC and NSP team rider Titouan Puyo of New Caledonia stand in first […]

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