Chuck Patterson Joins WPA Board of Directors

Chuck Patterson joins the WPA Board of Directors to give insight from an athlete's perspective and to guide the organization as it continues to advance the sport of stand up paddle.


Chuck Patterson's influence on the sport of stand up paddle is undeniable.


Read about Chuck's SUP Man of the Year 2010 Award





DANA POINT, California - Veteran racer and SUP pioneer Chuck Patterson has joined the WPA’s Board of Directors, effective immediately. Undeniably one of the sport’s most recognizable figures and engaging ambassadors, Patterson is a powerful force working toward the future of the sport.

Patterson sits on the Board on behalf of paddlers to communicate the athlete’s perspective, giving the athletes a clear voice to influence how the sport will grow: “I’m stoked to have the opportunity to listen to paddlers and give our input on what we feel are the best ways to grow the sport for the WPA, the athletes and our sponsors” says Patterson.

Patterson joins current board members Mike Muir, David Lester, Billy Whitford, Dan Van Dyck, Byron Kurt, Dez Blanchfield, Reid Inoyue, Scott Sanchez and Ric Jones.

About the WPA
The World Paddle Association (WPA) was launched in the spring of 2010 by two paddling enthusiasts who just wanted to see the sport grow in the proper direction.  With the rapid growth of Stand Up Paddling and the need of direction and focus with this young sport we felt there was a need to assist in standardizing the competitive events in the United States.


Related Links

World Paddle Association

Learn more about Chuck Patterson on his website

See videos by Chuck Patterson on his Vimeo page


Last modified onFriday, 04 November 2011 10:33
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