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What is a SUPWA POD?

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Technical Racing

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The 2016 Stand Up Surf Shop King of the Cut

4th December 2016

The Ultimate SUP DownWinder-DownUnder The Stand Up Surf Shop King of the Cut is held along on the beautiful Peel Coast ..

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The Stand Up Paddle Sports Triple SSS Race 3

16th December 2016

The Starboard Triple SSS Enter: www.sunsetsurfskiseries.com

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The 2017 Starboard Black Blade

12th February 2017

The Starboard Black Blade is the finest SUP Short Course regatta in Australia. The Black Blade was the first SUP Sprint race ..

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SUPWA is the State Association for Stand Up Paddle Sports in Western Australia.

Stand Up Paddle Origins

 Stand Up Paddling or SUP has its roots in Hawaiian surf tradition. This tradition was revived recently by modern big wave surfers, notably - Laird Hamilton, Dave Kalama and Brian Keaulana (to name a few) as an effective cross training tool. SUP is now one of the world’s fastest growing leisure activities and sports – People from 6 years of age through to people in their 80s and beyond are paddling. How Awesome!

The Hawaiian tradition of SUP permeates the lifestyle. The Hawaiians refer to the "Aloha spirit", which is one of acceptance and kindness. This is further coupled with "Mahalo" which refers to gratitude and thanks. Whilst these are Hawaiian in nature and origin, they are the best words to describe the local SUP community and people involved in the sport worldwide.

The SUP community in WA is all about the Aloha Spirt and the SUP Life is now being shared by thousands of West Aussies so Mahalo goes out to our Hawaiian friends.

There are many disciplines of SUP, which also makes it one of the most accessible water sports on the planet. There are 5 disciplines of SUP in WA which form the 17 events run by SUPWA in WA:


· Surfing

· Downwinding - surfing waves over distance with the breeze

· Technical Racing - racing in the surf break around a buoyed course

· Flat water Marathon - distances ranging from 5km to 20km

· Flat-water Sprint - sprint distances from 200m to 2km

There are particular boards for each discipline, but there are many 'all round' boards that allow you to get into the sport and get a feel for the discipline that suits you. Check out your local shop to demo a board or take lessons.
If you would like to get involved become a SUPWA member and enjoy the benefits of SUPWA and being part of a fantastic community of paddlers that are keen to share ideas and have fun.

 

SUPWA SPONSORS

  • Action Sports WA
  • Paddle Pro
  • Chapman Surfboards
  • Fanatic SUP
  • Mainpeak
  • Stand Up Paddle Sports
  • Stand Up Surf Shop
  • Star Board SUP
  • YOB Australia
  • WA Surf
  • Man Over Board
  • SUP Central WA
  • Naish Surfing
  • Sidra Blue

Events Calendar

SUPWA POD LADDER

PositionPOS Team Total Points
1 Fremantle 97
2 City Beach Drum Liners 63
3 North Shore Paddlers 31
4 YOB Squad Pod 24
5 Fremantle YoDev 22
6 Bunbury Wavemasters 19
7 East Perth Pod 16
8 Southsiders 2
9 North West Boardriders 2

King Of The Cut
December 2014

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MEMBERSHIPS

Member Benefits

  1. Personal accident insurance
  2. Discounted entry fees to events
  3. Eligible to enter SUP State and National events
  4. Junior Development Sessions
  5. Youth Development Sessions
  6. Engagement through volunteer event management positions
  7. Free Event - SUP 5000
  8. Free Events - Paddle Loops x 5
  9. SUPWA sticker
  10. SUPWA/SWA discount card for retail discounts