New Race in NC’s OBX: The Paddlemore

The Paddlemore 2018

Right on the heels of the Outer Banks’ Paddle Palooza event (last weekend) is a new offering on North Carolina’s Outer Banks – the Paddlemore, which will be held this coming weekend in Southern Shores, NC.  Here are the details from the race organizers:

Come join us for the first annual 2018 Southern Shores Paddlemore Race and Clinic benefiting the North Carolina Coastal Federation. This event will be held at the North Marina in Southern Shores, NC on Saturday, June 9th, 2018 at 9:00 AM.

The event is set up for all ages and abilities, from beginner to advanced paddlers. Our one day event will consist of three races: A 4-mile flat water paddle course will be in the creek and finish through the scenic canals of Southern Shores. The technical course and a half mile youth race will be held on the creek and visible from the shoreline and pavilion.

The event will be held on Jean Guite Creek at the Southern Shores, North Marina off of the Currituck Sound with the water start and beach finish at the marina. Limited recreational board rentals will be available from ‘Just for the Beach’. Board drop off at the pavilion and parking at the boat ramp. There is a short walk to the pavilion from the boat ramp.

Paddle Events

4-Mile Flat Water Course:

Elite, Recreational, Open

This course will held on Jean Guite Creek in southern Shores

$35 online or day of event

Technical Course:

Elite, Recreational, Open

$10 online or day of the event

Kids SUP Race – Ages 13 and Under

$20 online and day of the event


Places 1st-3rd Podium Awards will be given in the following categories provided there are at least 3 participants in that category:

4 Mile flat water:

  • Elite SUP Men (race style/displacement hull board any length),
  • Elite SUP Women (race style/displacement hull board any length),
  • Recreational SUP Men (planing hull/surfboard shape any length)
  • Recreational SUP Women (planing hull/surfboard shape any length)
  • Open Paddle Men (any paddle craft–Kayak, canoe, oc1, prone etc)
  • Open Paddle Women (any paddle craft–Kayak, canoe, oc1, prone etc)
  • Kids Under 13

Technical course:

Same classes as above


  • The race course will not be closed to boat traffic. Please be aware and courteous.

  • Use of headphones is discouraged as that prohibits your ability to safely hear oncoming traffic and other racers.

  • Safety boats will be placed at each intersection

  • A USCG Approved PFD is required to race (on a person, or on a vessel). USCG certified flotation belts are approved to race with

  • Leashes are mandatory

  • WPA rules apply to this event

  • Here is the WPA rule book if you are not familiar


**Online Pre-Registration will end on June 7 at midnight**

**Limited number of board rentals available for Recreational race- contact ‘Just for the beach’ at (866) 629-7368 or



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