2019 Carolina Cup: Money Island Course Race Preview

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Money Island Course Description: This course is entirely in the intracoastal waterways surrounding "Money Island (or Goat Island)" in Wrightsville Beach, NC. It does not have any open ocean sections. That said, there are tidal currents and areas are subject to wind and chop depending...

2021 Virtual Paddle League – March into Spring

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The Next Virtual Paddle League Race is Up! "March into Spring", a free, combined event race that is the combination of: - A 5k race with a turn at 2.5k, - A 2k race with a turn at 1k, - A 2k race with a turn at 500m,...

Race Profile: 2017 Carolina Cup 9-mile Six Man Outrigger Canoe Race

Expanded OC-6 Event at the Carolina Cup
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Expanded OC-6 Event at the Carolina Cup This year, many new things are being added to the infamous Carolina Cup, including the all new nine-mile, six-man outrigger canoe race. Teams will race the well known Surf to Sound “9-mile flatwater championship” course, with different gender...

Sold Out 2019 Chattajack: 650 entries in 6.5 hours and a waiting list is growing

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How does a race that opens registration at midnight CST, (1am here in EST) sell out all 650 entries in 6.5 hours? It's all about the moonpies. Or the belt buckles. Or the chocolate milk. Or the cow bells. Or suck creek. Or Ben...

2019 Carolina Pro-Am:Returning to Wrightsville Beach, NC April 20-21

Carolina Pro-Am SUP Surf
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South End Surf Shop proudly announces the Salt Life Carolina Pro-Am to be held on April 20-21, 2019 at Wrightsville Beach, NC. The fifth annual SUP Surf event brings together the top amateurs and the world's best sup surfers to North Carolina. This contest...

Paddling Down The Rhine on a Board Made of Bottles

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Paddling down the Rhine from Source to Sea This 28-day, 1400 km or 870 mile mission by Merijn Tinga, the Plastic Soup Surfer, will be completed on a Stand Up Paddle Board made of discarded plastic bottles- all as part of an effort to raise environmental awareness...

Epic Cuba 2 Florida Paddle About to Launch

Cuba 2 Florida Epic Paddle
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Cuba 2 Florida Epic Paddle Prone paddlers extraordinaire Cynthia Aguilar, Aimee Spector and Karen Figueroa  are getting set to paddle from Cuba to the Florida Keys to raise money for several charities, including Special Olympics Florida, Inc. and Ocean of Hope. Here's how they describe their expedition on...

2021 Virtual Paddle League – The February Five

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The Virtual Paddle League is Back The Virtual Paddle League is back this year with a series of virtual events with shorter windows. Leading off is "The February Five", a free, 5 km out and back race to help you get a jump start on...

2019 Carolina Cup: Graveyard Race Preview, Tips, Course Map

Graveyard Course OC and Surfski
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Location: Blockade Runner Beach Resort, 275 Waynick Blvd, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480 SUP/Prone Saturday, April 27 Time and Events 8:00am – Graveyard Surfski & Outrigger Racers Meeting Sound Side 8:25am – Graveyard Surfski & Outrigger Race-13.1-mile race 8:30am – Harbor Island Racers Meeting Sound Side 8:40am – Harbor Island Recreational...

Florida Cup wants to see your paddle rig!

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This is one of the coolest things we've seen: Artist Renick Woods has been doing these portraits of paddler's vehicles and watercrafts. Bruce Denson, paddler, organizer of the Florida Cup brought Renick in to create these portraits in conjunction with the event. "I always try...

SUP-n-Surf Retreat with Sean Poynter and Ian Cairns

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Sean Poynter Sean Poynter, a two-time ISA SUP Surfing Gold Medalist, top competitor on the Stand Up World Tour, host of numerous SUP clinics, and creator of the online “SUP Surf Tips” series is now partnering with his longtime coach Ian Cairns to co-host the...

Fin Film Company Director’s Reel 2017

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Our buddy, contributor, paddler brethren Chris Aguilar of Fin Film Company just put out his director cut. It is amazing. If you are looking for someone to video your event, to present it in its most inspiring light, to have people see it and...

This Weekend: 12th Annual Paddle For A Cause in Atlantic City!

Paddle For A Cause Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation
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The marquee event is the 22.5-mile race around Absecon Island, which draws paddleboarding and rowing competitors from around the world and offers prizes for men’s and women’s prone and stand-up paddleboarding divisions. New this year are categories and prizes specifically for racers in the...

Incoming tidal flow at Mason’s Inlet for the Carolina Cup

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The tidal flow probably isn't what you'd expect. When I first moved here, I assumed the water simply flowed east to west. It came from the ocean and filled in the the marshes and back bays. However, in Wrightsville Beach that is only partially true....

Midwest Paddle League is gearing up for a great 2019 Season

Midwest Paddle League
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This are our people. The SUP events on this list look amazing and ick off just when the summer fun starts. Plan a caravan from week to week and support these local/regional paddle community races and reunions. Here is the schedule for 2019: 1 JUN Gun Lake Paddle...

Dr. Bob Arnot, M.D., “Dr Danger” to host a sports science clinic at the Carolina Cup

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Dr. Bob Arnot, M.D.--award-winning journalist, author of 12 books on nutrition & health, host of the Dr. Danger reality TV series & former chief medical & foreign correspondent for NBC & CBS is teaching a sports science clinic on Friday, April 22 at the...

Chattajack Course Preview and Navigation Aids

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Editor's Note: This is the latest installment in our Chattajack prep series.  ChattaVet and 'Nooga resident Dottie Hodges gives us a look at what to expect in the Tennessee River Gorge. Time of the Taper So this is what one does when one lives in Chattanooga...

Go Paddle Race Profile: Salt Life Mongoose Cup,Dana Point, CA

Salt Life Mongoose Cup
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Salt Life Mongoose Cup, Dana Point Please join Mickey Munoz and his friends for a special fundraiser and a great day of paddling fun. The Mongoose Cup is Saturday April 8, 2017 at Baby Beach (Dana Cove Park), Dana Point Harbor. Date April 8, 2017 Can you describe...

Chattajack 2018 Registration Closes in Under Eight Hours

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Boom! Just like That Chattajack Registration is Closed You snooze, you lose. Especially when it comes to getting a bib for the 31 (really 32) mile race down the Tennessee River Gorge. Registration for the epic race, sometimes called the Inland Molokai to Oahu, opened at...

Race Profile: 9th Annual Cold Stroke Classic presented by Coastal Urge, Wrightsville Beach, NC

Cold Stroke Classic in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
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Cold Stroke Classic in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina January 21, 2017 (Race starts at 10am) Location Blockade Runner at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina   Describe the Race  Shiver with your friends during one of the longest running paddle races on the East Coast. Race day begins with hot tunes from...

Valkyrie Downwind Used SUPs and Surfski Yard Sale in Virginia Beach, VA

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The yards filling up with some hot ocean riding craft. This is the collection from the discriminating crew that hang around the longhouse. 5 surf skis, 3 race SUPS, 6 surf SUPS, 4 full carbon paddles and more to come. From names like Huki, Epic, Ian...

Chattajack 31 Details course map and what makes this paddle race so amazingly cool

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The Chattajack 31 Mile SUP/Kayak Race is scheduled for Saturday, October 25, 2014. The race will begin in Chattanooga TN, travels 31 miles downstream through the Tennessee River Gorge ending at Hales Bar Marina on Nickajack Lake. Chattajack is WPA sanctioned. Race Details: Race will begin...

Paddle Monster Viewers Guide to Canoe-Kayak at the Olympics

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A Viewers Guide to Canoe-Kayak at the Tokyo Olympics It’s hard to believe but the 2020 Olympic Games are finally upon us, a year late in 2021.  Of course, that means from August 2 – 7 we’ll see Olympic canoe-kayak competition for the first time...

Naish Gorge Paddle Challenge: Lisa’s Guide to Hood River

A  Guide to the Naish Gorge Paddle Challenge
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A  Guide to the Naish Gorge Paddle Challenge The Naish Gorge Paddle Challenge (GPC) by far is one of my favorite races - not just because it's downwind-centric but because of the location - Hood River, Oregon - and the people who live there.  I...

Canadian Downwind Championships 2018 – Highlights

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There a few places for an event that look like this. Wow. Canadian Downwind Champs is a point to point downwind race. Last year’s event saw 200 competitors and we are entering our 6th year. Set in spectacular Howe Sound British Columbia. The 20...
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