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Carolina Cup 2020 april 22nd-26th
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Carolina Cup 2020 april 22nd-26th

The 10th Annual Carolina Cup is a week-long event featuring over a dozen clinics and 5 races in april 22nd-26th.

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On Friday to the Carolina Cup, there are several fun clinics and Demos. On Saturday, there is a 3.5-mile Harbor Island Recreational race, 6.5-mile Money Island Open Race, the dreaded 13-mile Graveyard Elite Race and The Graveyard Outrigger and Surfski race. On Sunday, the Kids Race and Demos. In 2016, the Carolina Cup was the largest race on the East Coast with over 900 paddlers competing in races and participating in clinics. In 2015, the Carolina Cup became the largest and most competitive SUP race in the world. The Carolina Cup will be the 1st race of 5 to qualify for the APP & WPA SUP Qualifying Series Click Here for more information.

You do not have to race to take a clinic or take a clinic to race. You also do not have to race or take a clinic to come watch the race and enjoy the expo and demos. Bring the whole family for this amazing week full of live music, a great expo, food, drinks, clinics for all,  and amazing athletes (from 18 countries) and races!

Harbor Island 5K Recreational Race

This is a 3.5-mile flat water race, in the inland waterways and ICWW around Harbor Island in Wrightsville Beach. There are currents and wind, some boat traffic, but no ocean swells and a large portion of the race is in no-wake zones. This 3.5 mile race around Harbor Island on Wrightsville Beach is the 5K of the Sup race scene. It’s the perfect distance and course to start off on your SUP race adventure. Depending on your board and experience, it will take between 50 minutes and an hour and a half to complete the course. This is a great opportunity to get on a board and enjoy the water, enjoy the day.

  • SUP 12’6″- Top 3 Overall Male and Female, Top 3 Male & Female 13U, 14-17, 18-49, 50-59 & 60+
  • SUP 14′-Top 3 Overall Male and Female, Top 3 Male & Female 18-49, 50-59 & 60+
  • Prone ALL- Overall Top 3 Male & Female
  • SUP Unlimited-Overall Top 3 Overall Male and Female

Money Island 10K Open Race

This is a longer flat-water race, in the inland waterways around Wrightsville Beach, Harbor Island and the spoil islands between WB and Masonboro Island. Just like the Recreational Race, there are currents and wind, but no ocean swells. This 6 mile race around Harbor Island on Wrightsville Beach is the 10K of the SUP race scene. It’s the perfect distance and course if you’ve been paddling and want a challenge. This is an intermediate to advanced race. Depending on your board and experience, it will take between 1 and 2 hours to complete the course. This is a great opportunity to get into the racing scene, to push you body, and to see what you can do.

  • SUP 12’6″- Top 3 Overall Male and Female, Top 3 Male & Female U17, 18-49, 50-59 & 60+
  • SUP 14′-Top 3 Overall Male and Female, Top 3 Male & Female U17, 18-49, 50-59 & 60+
  • Prone ALL- Overall Top 3 Male & Female
  • SUP Unlimited-Top 3 Overall Male and Female
  • Kayak-Top 3 Overall Male and Female
  • Surfski Single-Top 3 Overall Male and Female
  • Surfski Double-Top 3 Teams
  • OC-1-Top 3 Overall Male and Female
  • OC-2-Top 3 Teams

Graveyard 13-mile Elite Race

This is a beach start and finish. This is a 12.6-13.2-mile ocean and flatwater race, started on the ocean side of the Blockade Runner Beach Resort, out through the surf, downwind to the inlet, into the inland waterways and ICWW around Wrightsville Beach. There are two inlets, one of which will require racers to surf waves in through the inlet. There will be some boat traffic, and ocean swells. The ocean section of the race will be the downwind section, if the weather cooperates. We will change the direction of the race to optimize the conditions for a fast, fun, challenging race. The mileage depends on the line you take. This Carolina Cup paddle race is for elite paddlers with the skill and fitness to complete this endurance challenge. Depending on your board and experience, it will take between 2 and 3.5 hours to complete the course. This is a great opportunity to push your limits and measure yourself against some of the best paddlers in the world.

  • Overall SUP Top 10 Male & Female
  • SUP 14′ & Under: Top 3 Male & Female U17, 50+
  • SUP Unlimited: Top 3 Male & Female
  • Prone Stock: Top 3 Male & Female
  • Prone 14: Top 3 Male & Female
  • Prone Unlimited: Top 3 Male & Female

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