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APP and WPA Team Up to Unify the Sport

The Association of Paddlesurf Professionals (APP) and the World Paddle Association (WPA) announce their newly formed partnership to unify the sport of stand-up paddling. APP and the WPA bring a combined 19 years of event management in the sport along with decades of water sports experience and knowledge to combine efforts for the best growth of the sport.

The APP World Tour events will continue to feature high profile races across the globe that ultimately crown the sports Professional World Champions for both Men and Women, Surfing and Racing, while the WPA will continue to support the Open and Juniors to crown the “Champion Paddlers of the Year” at the Pacific Paddle Games on October 12 & 13, 2019.

The APP and WPA are proud to introduce the APP Qualifier Series supported by the WPA, that in the US, features WPA National races where competitors will earn valuable points towards qualification for the APP World Tour and ultimately, points toward crowning a world champion. The WPA will manage the Qualifier Series points as competitors can earn the most points being offered by the Series’ at Prime and marquee events that are as follows:

  • Carolina Cup (April 27th)
  • Salt Life Columbus Cup (May 4th)
  • Olukai Ho’olaulea (June 9th)
  • SIC Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge (Aug 17th)
  • Battle of the Bay (Oct 6th)