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The Carolina Cup is 1 Month Away!

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The 2015 Carolina Cup is a week-long celebration in Wrightsville Beach, NC. This WPA National event features over a dozen clinics and 5 races—one for every age and level. On Saturday, there is a 3.5-mile Harbor Island Recreational race, 6.5-mile Money Island Open Race and the dreaded 13-mile Graveyard Elite Race.  On Sunday there is a fun kids race and the Ocean ... Read More »

2015 Carolina Cup

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April 22-26, 2015 The second National Points Race of the year! The 2015 Carolina Cup kicks off the race season with 4 courses: a kids race, the Harbor Island Recreational “fun” race, an Money Island open race and the dreaded Graveyard Elite Race. In 2012, the Carolina Cup was the largest race on the East Coast with over 400 paddlers ... Read More »

Region 6 **Tentative** Points Race Schedule

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As the 2015 season draws near, we’d like you folks in Region 6 to be aware of the potential races that will count for points. Here is the preliminary list of races. Races can also be found on PaddleGuru.com, where participants register; as well as the DistressedMullet.com Event Calendar. Check back as the season ramps up for updates, changes, and ... Read More »

2014 Golden Nugget: Region 6

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The 2014 Golden Nugget was as awesome as it always is. Always at the end of the Region 6 Calendar, the Golden Nugget provides a fun, friendly finale for Paddlers in our area. John Beausang of DistressedMullet.com had this to say: It was a perfect day for racing. Sunny and warm, dolphins, light winds, light chop at spots, and happy paddles ... Read More »

The Final Carolina Cup Mega Schedule

Region 6 is ready to start the SUP Season off right! The Carolina Cup Crew has provided the following schedule to help keep all of your happenings straight this week. Be sure to have a look at the full PDF link below, complete with tips and hints for navigating Wrightsville Beach.                   ... Read More »

Wrightsville Beach, NC WPA Instructor Class- April 25, 2014

The World Paddle Association will be conducting a level I certified instructors class on Friday, April 25, 2014 in Wrightsville Beach, NC.  Master Class I instructor Byron Kurt will be conducting the course for those seeking certified instruction with stand up paddling that will include, technique, water safety, board/paddle fitting, and water dynamics. With the tremendous growth of stand up paddling, public ... Read More »

The Carolina Cup is Quickly Approaching, Are You Ready?

  As the onset of spring seems to be official, Wilmingtonians are reminded that there is less than 4 weeks left before the Carolina Cup. This winter has been a tough one, with freezing rains, power outages, and unseasonably late frosts, it felt like it would never end. It’s only been recently that you can look out from the beach ... Read More »

Golden Nugget Rules and course layouts 10/12/2013

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Rules and Safety for Golden Nugget Races 1. All racers must have a Coast Guard approved PFD on their body or on their board. 2. If you are in distress, wave your paddle over your head to let others know you need assistance. 3. If another paddler is in need, please stop to assist until a safety boat arrives—you will ... Read More »

CHUCKTOWN SHOWDOWN Wednesday is the last day to register!

Come experience the History & Charm of the City of Charleston, Right in the heart of the beautiful South Carolina Lowcountry The Chucktown Showdown will start and end at Brittlebank Park, with accommodations right across the street at the luxurious Marriott hotel.  The race will take you under the Ashley River Bridge, past the Charleston Marina, and then along the ... Read More »

Ocoee Classic SUP Race

Ocoee Classic SUP Race With a 3 mile beginner & 6 mile elite course, this is the first flatwater SUP race in one of the most famous paddling destinations in the Southeast, the Ocoee River. From the Parksville Beach starting location, racers will paddle around Parksville Lake (flat water, no rapids). Race fee includes WPA insurance for the event. Known ... Read More »

WPA Level 1 Course 8/16/2013 Lake Watauga Applachian Challenge

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WPA Level 1 SUP Instructor Training Friday, August 16 • 8am–2pm Official WPA sanctioned event to be held at the Triathlon/SUP site at Watauga Lake on Friday, August 16 from 8am until 2pm. Event is limited to 10 people. Class I Certified to give lessons to instruct paddlers. Fee: $295.00 ($75.00 yearly fee included) 5 hours of class instruction, 80% ... Read More »

THE APPALACHIAN CHALLENGE 8/17/2013

  Race Name – Appalachian Challenge Date – August 17, 2013 World Paddle Association Officially Sanctioned Event Upper Watauga Long Course is 5.4mi and the Lower Watauga Short Course is 2.2mi. Electronic Chip Timing will be used. Water start behind the starting line (shown as a yellow line in the course picture). No surface current. Flat water lake conditions. Entry ... Read More »

Golden Nugget Press Release and link to course info

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact: Janice Fetter   Tel: (843) 881-9472 E-mail:  mtpleasant@halfmoonoutfitters.com   HALF-MOON OUTFITTERS IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE 4th ANNUAL GOLDEN NUGGET SUP PADDLE N’ PARTY SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12 AT 2PM TO BENEFIT CRISIS MINISTRIES. Scenic Shem Creek will provide the backdrop for the Fourth Annual Half-Moon Outfitters Golden Nugget SUP Paddle N’ Party.  One of the ... Read More »

2013 OBX Paddle Palooza results

Here is the results for the long course.  Follow this link for full results:  OBX Paddle Palooza 1 William Miller M 28 18-49 2 Steve Dullack M 38 18-49 3 William Pope M 53 50+ 4 Jacob Barnhardt M 44 18-49 5 Kevin Baum M 37 18-49 6 John Beausang M 42 18-49 7 Christopher Norman M 25 18-49 8 ... Read More »

Half Moon Open Ocean Challenge

Unfortunately, we are going to cancel and reschedule this Sunday’s Open Ocean Paddleboard Race.  Sign up and interest has been light and we attribute this to folks training for the Carolina Cup and the reality of  very tough conditions forecasted for this Sunday. A significant Northeaster has been forecasted for as much as a week now  and MSW has given ... Read More »