In 2014, members from our board of directors traveled through Europe, South America, Japan, Australia and the United States to promote our mission. Without a set of unified rules and a clear vision, the sport of SUP racing will never reach it’s full potential. We are well on our way to establishing a clearer definition for what the sport of stand up paddle racing can become while working to unify all constituent groups along the way.
SUPAA accomplishments in 2014 include:
-30 certified SUPAA race officials on 5 continents.
-190 SUPAA members on 5 continents.
-16 SUPAA corporate members.
-Race and logistics consultation position with the ISA World Championships.
-Conducted first global SUP athlete survey.
-SUPAA annual meeting held in Dana Point, California.
-Participation at the Surf Expo in Orlando, Florida.
As we move forward we cannot continue our mission without the support of athletes and SUP constituent groups around the world. Active participation includes sending feedback through our website and becoming a SUPAA member. Membership opportunities include corporate, athlete and race official memberships. Corporate memberships offer powerful tools to business owners looking to gain valuable exposure to thousands of passionate paddlers around the world.
We are offering a special 10% off of all memberships when you sign up before January 7th with the code: supaapromo. Your membership includes hundreds of dollars in discounts, exclusive SUPAA member decal, amazing benefits with our corporate sponsors and inside access to SUPAA news and information. Give a membership as a gift, or sign up yourself.
In 2015 there will be over 30 sanctioned SUPAA events being operated by our certified officials around the globe. We will be consulting with and providing support to these SUP events through our race management programs. We will continue to host our race official courses to certify SUPAA race officials. Full course schedule will be posted in January 2015.
We are currently working with the biggest SUP events in Europe to create a tour of SUPAA certified events that are all operated at the highest standard of excellence. Paddlers can expect to find these high quality events offering great racing opportunities across Europe with details coming soon!
Please send us your feedback anytime by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.