How WPA Rankings Work

The past race we put on was the WPA Hawaii National Race for which the top 20% in each board division qualify for the World Championships. You can also qualify for a Regional Championships by finishing in the top 50% of each board or age di…vision. Anyone can enter the a Regional Championships but only the qualifiers earn more points in a Regional Championship. Wet Feet will put on a Hawaii Regional Championship on September 16, 2012, stay tuned for details. Rankings are kept until the Regional Championships at which time they are dropped for non-WPA members so you have until then to become a member if you want your ranking points for the year kept. For more info on WPA points and rankings check these WPA webpages:

http://worldpaddleassociation.com/%EF%BB%BFworld-champ-qualifying-spots-results/

http://worldpaddleassociation.com/rankings/

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2011 Hawaii Race Schedule

The 2011 Hawaii Race Schedule is here:

http://www.wetfeethawaii.com/2011-SUP-Race-Schedule.mht

2011 marks the first year of WPA sanctioning for SUP races in Hawaii which puts Hawaii racers on equal footing with mainland racers if they want to qualify for the SUP World Champs in September at the Hennessey.  Hawaii racers can also accumulate points on the national ranking system.  Check http://worldpaddleassociation.com/

Wet Feet will also be putting on a new race on June 11th.  It will be the Hawaii WPA Regional race and will be a Hawaii Kai Run with lots of prizes and a good cause to help.

2010 Race Season Shaping Up

The 2010 race season is shaping up nicely. The calendar has been finalized with all the race directors and can be found here:

http://www.wetfeethawaii.com/2010-SUP-Race-Schedule.htm

The highlight of the Hawaii season besides Molokai will be the inaugural Battle of the Paddle Hawaii. Rainbow Sandals is bringing Battle of the Paddle to Hawaii June 12th and 13th 2010 and Wet Feet will be registration and packet pickup headquarters. The highly successful format of an amatuer and pro loop race through surf followed by a distance race and team relay will take place at Ft. Derussy beach in Waikiki. The loop and relay races will consist of loops going out to the Fours surf break and back and the distance race will be from Hawaii Kai to the Hilton. Look forward to a fun and exciting event for both participants and spectators. Rainbow knows how do to it right as seen by the huge success of BOP at Dana Point. We’ll bring you more news as the event gets closer. For now get ready and join the fun at the Kanaka Ikaika races which are a great way to get your feet wet! If you need fundamental instruction you can join one of the 4 SUPAH distance paddling clinics. More information is here: http://www.suphawaii.org