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OluKai Lowcountry Boil Paddle Battle 2020
September 12, 2020 @ 12:00 am EDT
Come see why Hilton Head Island has been voted by Travel and Leisure as the best island destination in America (https://www.travelandleisure.com/worlds-best/hilton-head-best-island-in-us). Hilton Head Island is in the heart of South Carolina’s Lowcountry and is surrounded by vast tidal salt marshes that are a paddler’s paradise. Hilton Head has many great restaurants, tennis courts, world known golf courses and miles of bike paths and hard packed sandy beaches great for running and biking. Stay the weekend, you will not regret it!The race is part of The Souther Stoke Paddle Series!The race will be held on Skull Creek, which separates Hilton Head Island from Pinckney Island (a national wildlife refuge) and the mainland. Skull Creek is part of the intracoastal waterway and has a rich history including native Indian oyster shell rings and burning homes during the Revolutionary War. The race, lunch and afterparty will be held at Hudson’s Seafood on the Docks, which is one of the oldest restaurants on Hilton Head.The Lowcountry Boil Paddle Race proceeds will benefit The Outside Foundation and The David M. Carmines Foundation. The Outside Foundation has a mission to get every child in Beaufort County in a kayak during their middle school years. The Outside Foundation also is involved with regular trash clean up efforts and a unique oyster recycling program. The David M. Carmines Foundation helps raise money for The Carmines Family Recreation Scholarship Fund, The Gullah Institute, The Port Royal Sound Foundation, The Coastal Discovery Museum and The Medical University of South Carolina.Long Course- Approx. 8 milesShort Course- 3.5 milesKid’s and Fun Adult race- short (Adult 1 mile) **No Race jersey or lunch included. Lunch can be purchased****PFDs required. Leashes suggested (will be mandatory if winds pick up). Hydration packs suggested. There are sharp oysters where we are paddling. We will make every effort to keep paddlers away from shallow areas. It is not a bad idea to wear water shoes for added protection**Trophies- top 3 men and women in each division with more than 5 competitors.Cash awards for top 3 men and women in the Long Course (SUP 14′ division)!Hotels offering discounts to paddlers:- Hilton Garden Inn- The Westin