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18th Annual Key West Classic- THIS WEEKEND!

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The 18th Annual Key West Classic is the third event in the Salt Life Cup series and second WPA National race to be held on May 2-3, 2015.  The Key West Classic round the Island race is the little brother to the Carolina Cup since you get similar conditions without the intensity. The Key West Classic brings a casual vibe ... Read More »

Carolina Cup 2015


April 25th, 2015 Wrightsville Beach, NC In it’s fifth year the Carolina Cup attracted around 950 people racing, taking clinics, and spectating. The race is one of the largest in the world and the second stop on the World Paddle Association’s National Series accumulating points for the Salt Life Cup. The weather was ever changing leading up to the event. ... Read More »

The Carolina Cup is 1 Month Away!


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 Salt Life Cup WPA National Race Series

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The World Paddle Association announces the Salt Life Cup 2015 Salt Life Apparel, in association with the World Paddle Association, proudly announces the Salt Life Cup 2015. The Salt Life Cup is a season-long accumulation of points earned at all WPA National races (schedule TBA) which began with the Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge on January 24, 2015 and culminating at the WPA ... Read More »

2015 Carolina Cup


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 »

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 »

2013 Carolina Cup WPA National Race

The first WPA National race of 2013 kicks off with the Carolina Cup in Wrightsville Beach, NC on April 26-28, 2013.  The Carolina Cup is put on by the Wrightsville Beach Paddleboard Club with the Blockade Runner Hotel serving as race venue. The Carolina Cup was the largest race on the East Coast in 2012 with 318 participants and the ... 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 »

Blockade Runner the host site of the 2013 Carolina Cup

2012 Carolina Cup, Photography by Phoebe Fox Blankinship   Stay & SUP at Wrightsville’s Surf to Sound Resort   Wrightsville Beach, NC—In just a few years, Wrightsville Beach quickly earned a name for itself as the premier destination for paddle boarders on the East Coast. And due to its unique location between surf and sound, the Blockade Runner Beach Resort ... Read More »

Carolina Cup Region 6 National Points Race 4/27/13

The Wrightsville Beach Paddle Club organized the 2013 Carolina Cup to be a 5-day destination event. The Carolina Cup is a national World Paddle Association race and one of the largest Standup Paddle events on the East Coast. The event lasts from Thursday, April 25 to Monday, April 29th and includes a 3-day expo where people can try just about ... Read More »