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Carolina CUP

November 4 @ 8:00 am November 7 @ 5:00 pm UTC-7

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The Carolina Cup and will be a week-long event featuring over a dozen clinics and 5 races. On Friday, there will be several  fun clinics and Demos, Saturday,  3.5-mile Harbor Island Recreational race, 6.5-mile Money Island Open Race, the dreaded 13.1-mile Graveyard Elite Race, the Graveyard Elite Outrigger and Surfski race, and Demos and on Sunday, the Kids Race and Demos. In 2016, the Carolina Cup was the largest race on the East Coast with over 900 paddlers competing in races and participating in clinics. In 2015, the Carolina Cup became the largest and most competitive SUP race in the world. The Carolina Cup will be the 1st race of 5 to qualify for the APP & WPA SUP Qualifying Series

  • Participants must register by March 24th to be guaranteed a Participant T-Shirt & Medal.
  • You do not have to race to take a clinic or take a clinic to race. You also do not have to race or take a clinic to come watch the race and enjoy the expo and demos.
  • All competitors have to wear State Coast Guard approved pfd. and leashes as stated in WPA Rules
  • Race can be cancelled due to weather and conditions.
  • To register your child please click on “Register another person.”

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Plastic Ocean Project–The Carolina Cup  Charity Sponsor.

Races Categories & Awards

Harbor Island 5K Recreational Race

Saturday, 6th November

  • Racers Meeting 8:30am
  • Race begins 8:40am 

This is a 3.5-mile flat water race, in the inland waterways and ICWW around Harbor Island in Wrightsville Beach. There are currents and wind, some boat traffic, but no ocean swells and a large portion of the race is in no-wake zones. This 3.5 mile race around Harbor Island on Wrightsville Beach is the 5K of the SUP race scene. It’s the perfect distance and course to start off on your SUP race adventure. Depending on your board and experience, it will take between 50 minutes and an hour and a half to complete the course. This is a great opportunity to get on a board and enjoy the water, enjoy the day.

Categories & Awards:

  • SUP 12’6″- Top 3 Overall Male and Female, Top 3 Male & Female 13U, 14-17, 18-49, 50-59 & 60+
  • SUP 14′-Top 3 Overall Male and Female, Top 3 Male & Female 18-49, 50-59 & 60+
  • Prone All- Overall Top 3 Male & Fem
  • SUP Unlimited-Overall Top 3 Overall Male and Female

*Please note that there must be 5 participants in category to get an award 

Money Island 10K Open Race

Saturday, 6th November

  • Racers Meeting at 8:45am
  • Race begins 9:10am

This is a longer flat-water race, in the inland waterways around Wrightsville Beach, Harbor Island and the spoil islands between WB and Masonboro Island. Just like the Recreational Race, there are currents and wind, but no ocean swells. This 6 mile race around Harbor Island on Wrightsville Beach is the 10K of the SUP race scene. It’s the perfect distance and course if you’ve been paddling and want a challenge. This is an intermediate to advanced race. Depending on your board and experience, it will take between 1 and 2 hours to complete the course. This is a great opportunity to get into the racing scene, to push you body, and to see what you can do.

Categories & Awards:

  • SUP 12’6″- Top 3 Overall Male and Female, Top 3 Male & Female U17, 18-49, 50-59 & 60+
  • SUP 14′-Top 3 Overall Male and Female, Top 3 Male & Female U17, 18-49, 50-59 & 60+
  • Prone ALL- Overall Top 3 Male & Female
  • SUP Unlimited-Top 3 Overall Male and Female
  • Kayak-Top 3 Overall Male and Female
  • Surfski Single-Top 3 Overall Male and Female
  • Surfski Double-Top 3 Teams
  • OC-1-Top 3 Overall Male and Female
  • OC-2-Top 3 Teams

*Please note that there must be 5 participants in category to get an award 

Graveyard 13.1-mile Elite Race

Saturday, 6th November

  • Racers Meeting at 9:25am
  • Race begins at 9:40am

This is a beach start and finish. This is a 12.6-13.2-mile ocean and flatwater race, started on the ocean side of the Blockade Runner Beach Resort, out through the surf, downwind to the inlet, into the inland waterways and ICWW around Wrightsville Beach. There are two inlets, one of which will require racers to surf waves in through the inlet. There will be some boat traffic, and ocean swells. The ocean section of the race will be the downwind section, if the weather cooperates. We will change the direction of the race to optimize the conditions for a fast, fun, challenging race. The mileage depends on the line you take. This Carolina Cup paddle race is for elite paddlers with the skill and fitness to complete this endurance challenge. Depending on your board and experience, it will take between 2 and 3.5 hours to complete the course. This is a great opportunity to push your limits and measure yourself against some of the best paddlers in the world. YOU MUST FINISH THE HALF-WAY MARK WITHIN 2 HOURS. THERE IS A 5 HOUR LIMIT on the Elite Race. MONEY DIVISION/CASH PRIZES: Top 10 overall Male & Female

Categories & Awards:

  • Overall SUP Top 10 Male & Female
  • SUP 14′ & Under: Top 3 Male & Female U17 & 50+
  • SUP Unlimited: Top 3 Male & Female
  • Prone Stock: Top 3 Male & Female
  • Prone 14: Top 3 Male & Female
  • Prone Unlimited: Top 3 Male & Female

*Please note that there must be 5 participants to get an awards 

Graveyard 13.1 Mile Surfski and Outrigger Race

Saturday, 6th November

Racers Meeting 8:00 am

  • Race Begins: 8:25 am (Kayaks & Surfski’s)
  • Race Begins: 8:30 am (OC)
  • Graveyard Course, but it starts and finishes on the Sound Side. Water start and beach finish.

Categories and Awards

  • Kayak: Overall Top 3 (This includes Male & Female)
  • OC-1-Top 3 Overall Male and Female
  • OC-2: Top 3 Teams
  • Surfski Single-Top 3 Overall Male and Female
  • Surfski Double: Top 3 Teams

*Please note that there must be 5 participants to get an awards 

Kid’s Race

Sunday, 7th November

  • Race Meeting 10:15 am
  • Race Begins 10:30 am

The Kid’s Race is a fun event to kick off the races on the Sound Side for children ages 6-14. They can complete 1 op 2 loops and all get recognized.

Categories and Awards:

  • 1 Loop: Top 3 Male and Female
  • 2 Loops: Top 3 Male and Female

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