July 25, 2016

World Paddle Association announces the Salt Life Cup standings and schedule

DANA POINT, CA — Salt Life Apparel, in association with the World Paddle Association, announces the current 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 after seven races of 12 in the race to the Salt Life Cup.

The upcoming Salt Life Cup events are the Cayuga Lake SUP Cup, Lansing, NY, July 29th, Wet Feet/Blue Planet National race, Haleiwa, HI, August 13th and the Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge, August 20-21st.  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 Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge 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)

1st– $3,000

2nd– $600

3rd– $400

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

2016 Salt Life Cup Womens Standings_7 22 16                         2016 Salt Life Cup Mens Standings_7 22 16


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
6/11/2016 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 Elkhart lake WI
7/9/2016 INTER Canadian SUP Championships Toronto, Ont CAN
7/29/2016 8 Cayuga Lake Sup Cup Lansing NY
8/13/2016 7 Wet Feet/Blue Planet Surf Oahu HI
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)
*2017 Points event