Carolina CUP Recap 2016

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The Carolina CUP has been around for quite sometime now and is known as the largest East Coast stand up paddle board race event and the 2015 event marked it as the largest in the world. What!? Crazy. This is a fun event that you can bring the family and race, spectate, demo different equipment and take clinics from experts. What I like the most is meeting new people in the water sports community that bring good vibes and like to have a good time. We were lucky to score our vendor booth right next to Blue Point Brewing out of New York, which gave us easy access to beer :)

If you come to the event next year(we highly recommend to come out!) make sure you book your hotel early as they fill up quick and be prepared to pay for parking as any spots on the street are pay by the hour.

Of course, with all this action and expensive equipment hanging around, watch your belongings. We unfortunately had our trailer lock cut and two boards stolen late in the evening or early morning over the weekend. The police and event coordinators with the Wrightsville Beach Paddle Club were great with spreading the word and looking out, so cheers and much love to our North Carolina friends. Fingers crossed our boards will be returned.

Check out this trailer courtesy of the Wrightsville Beach Paddle Club.

Congrats to all the competitors! There were three races.

3.5 mile Harbor Island

6.5 mile Money Island

13.2 mile Grave Yard (Ocean start and finish)

Top 3 SUP finishers in the 3.5 mile race:

SUP 12.6 Class

1. KENNEDY, KAREN 42:56.8 4

2. MARKEL, JUSTIN 43:29.1

3. HOGAN, DANA 44:15

SUP 14 Class

1. PHILLIPS, STEVE 38:26.6

2. BURNET, ALEX 42:13.5

3. ACKLAND, BRENT 42:49.9

Top 3 SUP finishers in the 6.5 mile race:

SUP 12.6 Class

1. MARSTON, WILL 1:08:26.7

2. AVILA, RICARDO 1:08:42.1

3. HAIGIS, KEVIN 1:09:52.1

SUP 14 Class

1. SMITH, TIMOTHY 22:10.2

2. CURRY, CHRIS 1:02:02.5

3. RHODES, KEVIN 1:02:08.6

Top 3 finishers in the 13.2 mile race:

SUP 12.6 Class

1. ANDERSON, ANNABEL 2:17:07.7

2. APPLEBY, CANDICE 2:22:32.8

3. HOENSCHEID, SONNI 2:22:38.6

SUP 14 Class

1. TITOUAN, PUYO 2:04:49.3

2. GRANT, TRAVIS 2:05:11.7

3. CHING, DANNY 2:05:25.9

Bay Bridge Paddle

Come out and see us on our next stand up paddle event in Annapolis, Maryland at the Bay Bridge Paddle on May 14th 2016. Boards will be here for demo.



SUP Race Travel

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