WPA sanctions Watermans Paddle for Humanity Series

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WPA sanctions Watermans Paddle for Humanity Series

World Paddle Association announces Paddle for Humanity events will qualify for regional and National rankings.

Orange County, CA, March 28, 2012 –The World Paddle Association (WPA) has sanctioned all Watermans Paddle for Humanity stops and qualified the event in Austin, TX, as a National qualifier. The WPA mission is to provide a comprehensive voice, fair and equal access and organizational structure to the sport of Stand Up Paddling (SUP) and its participants in a manner that benefits the collective paddling community.

Partnering with the Paddle for Humanity was a natural fit for the WPA. “The PFH is a great example of the community making an event their own,” says WPA founder Byron Kurt. “The three event format makes something available for everyone from beginner to Elite racer, everyone has a good time.” All PFH stops will feature two WPA points-events – the 5K short course and 5-lap rally race [long course] – with Texas set as a National Qualifier for November’s World Championships.

The World Paddle Association (WPA) crowned the first-ever standup paddle World Champions and regional champions in 2011. Hennessey’s and the World Paddle Association will hold the 2012 World SUP/Paddle Championships to be held in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on November 3 & 4, 2012.

The 2012 Waterman’s Paddle for Humanity will consist of 5 – April 28th in Dana Point, June 2nd Deerfield Beach Florida, July 7th Lake Tahoe, August 25th Washington DC and Sept 15th Austin Texas. Our stated goal is to raise $100,000 for our non-profit partners while increasing awareness to their causes and introducing communities to the sports of Paddling.

For more information including dates, locations and registration visit www.paddleforhumanity.org.

Support the companies that support the sports you love: Kona Brewing Company, Ocean Minded, Futures Fins, SUP ATX/Lahui Kai Racing, Hobie Polarized, H2O Overdrive and Watermans Applied Science.

Media contact: paddleforhumanity@gmail.com

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About the Paddle for Humanity:
The Watermans Applied Science Paddle for Humanity has raised more than $50,000USD for charity since its inception in 2009 and helped galvanize paddling communities across the country. The PFH is open to all paddle craft.

For more info visit www.paddleforhumanity.org.

About the WPA:
The mission of the WPA is to provide a comprehensive voice, fair and equal access and organizational structure to the sport of Stand Up Paddling (SUP) and its participants in a manner that benefits the collective paddling community. For more info visit worldpaddleassociation.com

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1 Response to “WPA sanctions Watermans Paddle for Humanity Series”


  1. orange county paddle boarding 1orange county paddle boarding

    I love all of the Paddle for Humanity events. It’s a great organization and the events are great for all ages because it’s easy for all ages to participate in paddle boarding. I can’t wait to see what comes of this new development.

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