Source : US SUP
US SUP Tour (USST) and Surfing America the have joined forces with Scott Hubbell / Beachsport.org to support the US SUP Team. Beachsport.org was established in the early 90’s as a beach marketing arm of SHP Inc. to fund a myriad of Ocean and beach related competitions.
Scott has extensive experience in the fields of beach marketing, event promotions and ocean sport competitions with a diversified track record of providing production services for the film and television industry. He brings over thirty years of experience in designing, packaging, staging, filming and acquiring sponsorship for dozens of aquatic related properties. In 2012, Beachsport.org established the United States Stand Up Paddle Association (USSUPA) to embrace “All Levels of Skill” from the novice to the aspiring World Class competitor.
“USSUPA’s goal is to help organize the SUP community to establish a ranking system that will be used as a feeder matrix to the Professional (USST) premier events. I am honored to support Surfing America and Ian’s vision to establish the U.S. SUP team as a force to be reckoned with at the World Championship in 2015 and beyond.” – Scott Hubbell
Ian Cairns former World Champion surfer, founder of the Association of Surfing Professionals, founder of the US Open of Surfing with a long career of successfully operating action sports events and tours is coach of the US SUP Team. The team under his supervision took an impressive 2nd Place overall at the ISA World SUP Surf and Race Championships in Nicaragua this year.
The US SUP Team’s goal as stated by coach Ian Cairns “Is to develop, manage and train the #1 National SUP Team in the world and win the ISA World SUP Individual and Team titles in 2015”.
The International Surfing Association (ISA) is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the World Governing Authority for Surfing, StandUp Paddle (SUP) Surfing and Racing, and all other wave riding activities.
Surfing America Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit corporation and is the official ISA-recognized National Governing Body for the sport of Surfing, StandUp Paddle (SUP) Surfing and Racing, and all other wave riding activities, in the United States. Surfing America is responsible for hosting the USA Surfing Championships event each year and selecting, training and fielding the official USA Surf and SUP Teams to compete Internationally.
The US SUP Tour and affiliates sanction events through Surfing America. Each US Sup Tour event will be a ranking opportunity for the 2015 USA SUP Team. The USST is a series of US events that provide a uniform platform for SUP Racers and Surfers to compete on a regular basis, both as professionals and as recreational paddlers.
Surfing America Inc and the US SUP Tour LLC are excited to be affiliated with Scott and appreciate the support he brings to the US SUP Tour and the US SUP Team.