The World Paddle Association announced the 2012 United States Paddle Championships to take place at Dana Point, California at Doheny State Beach. Hobie and Hennessey’s Inc. will sponsor.
Paddleboarders set a world record for the largest SUP lesson at a charity event to benefit breast cancer research in Newport Beach, CA.
17 year old Erin Dark of New South Wales, Australia won the junior girls final, and the open women’s final of the inaugural SUP Australia National Titles. Over 100 competitors competed for the first ever SUP Australia or SUPA Paddleboard National Titles.