Beginning August 13, 2016, the World Paddle Association will make leashes and PDF’s mandatory for all competitors in all Open water or specified races. An Open water race is defined as a course being more than one quarter mile from shore, more than one quarter mile either direction from the race […]
Many paddlers consider a warm up something they only do when they have the extra time, but don’t treat it as a necessary part of their training (or even their race). A proper warm up should not be considered an “extra” that gets fit into a training plan inconsistently, rather, […]
Although there are plenty of WPA races that take place in flat-water venues, there are also a number of races that involve ocean paddling. For paddlers that live inland, entering a race with an ocean component can be intimidating. Even then, some ocean legs are more challenging than others. Races […]
As we enter the cooler months of the year, many paddlers at higher latitudes are forced off the water by cold or ice. Some paddlers voluntarily take a physical and mental break from the year. Although SUP is a relatively new sport, we can already see some patterns developing for […]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for full details. Only instructors certified through WPA Canada will be eligible for WPA Canada insurance rates.
The World Paddle Association (WPA) announces the next date to attend a Water Safety/SUP Education certification course for instructors in California on Saturday, December 17, 2011, 9am at the Newport Aquatic Center in Newport Beach, CA. All instructors who are interested in attending must have submitted a application with instructors […]
Know your ability and the surf break you are going to surf. Beginning SUP surfers can be a bigger danger to those in the water and to yourself if you do not know the dynamics of a SUP board and the power of the wave. Know the restrictions where you […]
The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has officially classified stand up paddleboards (SUP) as a vessel. With the rapid growth of SUP in recent years on the West and East coast of the United States, the Coast Guard recently classified “paddleboards”, meaning SUP’s as “vessels.” SUP, the newly classified vessels […]