The WPA Launches ‘World SUP Tour’ Featuring 11 Major Regional and International Races

Carolina Cup paddleboard race 2016 (4b)The World Paddle Association (WPA) has just announced the 12-race World SUP Tour, a new international series that aims to bind many of the sport’s biggest standalone events.

The World SUP Tour (WST) will include three of the ‘majors’ – Carolina Cup, Gorge Paddle Challenge and Pacific Paddle Games – along with nine regional events in six countries.   → READ MORE

RESULTS: WPA Paddle Champs – Danny Ching, April Zilg, Ryan Helm Take The Wins

WPA Paddle Championships SUP Race Florida 2014The 2014 WPA Paddle Championships is happening today at St. Pete Beach in Florida, with a couple of big names going for the cash and plenty of locals trying to keep up.

Following the Battle of the Paddle tradition, this afternoon (Saturday) sees the Elite Course Race while tomorrow it’s the Distance Race. Right now it’s just after 1pm on Saturday and the main event is just about to hit the water (with the likes of Danny Ching and Chase Kosterlitz starting as favourites) so check back shortly to see how it all went down. UPDATE: The event is over, click through for full results…   → READ MORE

Drama On Lake Tahoe: Winner DQ’d For Drafting

Shock! Horror! Someone’s been disqualified for drafting…!

On Saturday Lake Tahoe hosted (yet another) Stand Up Paddle race, the 2012 Thunderbird Run. It was an awesome day for SUP racing, with the sun coming out and the snow-capped mountains around the Lake providing an epic backdrop.

But there was drama on the water, with the winner of the women’s race disqualified for drafting one of the men…   → READ MORE

Paddle For Humanity Sets Up Big 2012 Race Series

Dana Point, CA, April 28
Deerfield Beach, FL, June 2
Lake Tahoe, CA, July 7
Washington DC, August  25
Austin, TX, September 15

One of Stand Up Paddle racing’s best known charity events, Paddle For Humanity, is looking set for a big 2012.

The crew behind the event, Watermans Applied Science, have been press releasing up a storm the past couple of weeks.

Click through to see what’s planned for the 2012 series…   → READ MORE

Hennessey’s World Champs Head South Of The Border

The World Paddle Association has just announced the first details of the 2012 Hennessey’s World Stand Up Paddle Championships.

As mentioned a couple of weeks back on the 2012 Stand Up Paddle Race Calendar, this year’s event is moving from its usual mid-September spot to the first weekend in November.

It’s also moving 1,000 miles South… to the resort town of Los Cabos, Mexico.   → READ MORE

World Paddle Association 2012 Updates

The World Paddle Association (WPA) has just announced a bunch of updates for the 2012 stand up paddle racing season.

The WPA’s goal has always been to set a global benchmark for stand up paddle racing; course rules, board classes, age divisions, etc. Since it was founded two years ago by Scott Sanchez and Byron Kurt, the Association has mainly focused on its home turf in the USA, where it already sanctions several regional, national and international stand up paddle races.

So the big update for 2012 seems to be the expansion into four international regions; Australia, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico.   → READ MORE