The 2017 Carolina Cup is a week-long event featuring over a dozen clinics and 5 races. On Saturday April 22nd, there is a 3.5-mile Harbor Island Recreational race for all ages and skill levels! This is the seventh year. 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. This year along with the 3 day expo starting Friday and running through Sunday, they are introducing a retailer only trade expo on Thursday featuring the best brands and products in the industry!
Harbor Island 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 and 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.
Bring the whole family!