The Wrightsville Beach Pro-Am, is a two-day Stand-Up Surf event, drawing the world’s best professional Stand-Up Surfers to this competition. Last year’s event became the largest of its kind on the East Coast attracting SUP professionals from Mexico, California, Florida and Hawaii, as well as the best amateurs from the US. This year we are expecting 100-150 participants for the Pro-Am.
Ocean Pier, Wrightsville Beach, NC
April 16, 2016
Can you describe the different races and courses?
Men and Women’s Pro Divisions
Men and Women’s Amateur Divisions (awarded by age group)
Groms Division (groms surf free)
Open Longboard SUP Division
What kind of paddling settings and conditions will racers face?
Ocean waves! Pro divisions have no limit on board length. The longboard division must have SUPs over 9′ and will be judged based on traditional longboard style maneuvers.
Will there be any clinics and what are the details?
Check back on the website!
Does your event benefit a charity and if so, can you tell us about them?
Where can people get paddle gear like PFDs and Hydration packs?
I wouldn’t surf in a PFD, or a Hydration pack for that matter… Bring a leash, though. If you need to purchase, stop by Carolina Paddleboard Co.
Are there paddleboard rentals available and if yes, where? Contact info?
Not to surf on. You can rent race boards or rental boards for fun at Carolina Paddleboard Co.
Where can people buy groceries?
The Harris Teeter is the closest store. But Lovey’s has all the healthy foods.
What great local restaurants can you recommend?
Where is the best coffee in town?
What makes your event great? What will paddlers love about coming to your event?
Laid back atmosphere, great surfing, and pros to meet.