Bodhi’s Revenge is the Charleston area’s only SUP surf and Battle of the Paddle style event. Presented by Half-Moon Outfitters and Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC). This watersport adventure comes to Folly Beach, South Carolina on April 19, 2015. This event is in conjunction with the East Coast Paddlesports and Outdoor Festival.
This race will appeal to intermediate and advanced paddlers as well as spectators. A unique surf-style race to the area, Bodhi’s Revenge will feature a open ocean surf course with buoy turns. The Johnny Utah Course will feature two loops with one beach sprint in between while The Bodhi Course will feature 4 loops with three beach sprints in between. Both will finish with a 50 yard straight beach sprint to finish line.
Bodhi’s Revenge will benefit the Surfrider Foundation, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves and beaches for all people, through conservation activism, research and education (C.A.R.E.).
The race is a World Paddle Association Sanctioned Point Event, so racers are expected to travel great distances to come to such a distinctive competition.
Each individual racer will need to register through paddle guru by making a account. Click here if you have not already done so.
All registrations, class changes, and board changes can be made online up to 8:00 am April 19th. Creating a paddle guru account and registering only takes 5 minutes, and can be done on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. It is the racer’s responsibility to register themselves.
Late registration begins April 12th.
Short Course- $70, Long Course- $80.
A perfect place to see the entire race is from the Atlantic Pavilion, the Pier and Boardwalk.
The history of Folly Beach Island is a story of pirates, shipwrecks, soldiers, and dancing. It is a story of the hardships and hurricanes that have shaped a thriving beachside community.
Folly Island was named after its coastline which was once densely packed with trees and undergrowth, as the Old English name for such an area was “Folly.”
The Edwin S. Taylor Folly Beach Fishing Pier is a breathtaking landmark that stretches 1,045 feet into the sparkling waters of the Atlantic Ocean. At 25-feet wide and 23-feet above sea level, the pier is the 2nd longest on the east coast and offers breathtaking views of the “Edge of America.”