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As the official Resort of Carolina Cup, Blockade Runner is proud to be a mecca for traveling paddlers, their families, friends, and gear. Presented by SurfTech, the West Marine Carolina Cup is now in its 7th year! 2016 saw thousands of paddlers come together at Wrightsville Beach and in 2015 the Carolina Cup was deemed the largest SUP event in the world.

  • One of the East Coast’s most renowned SUP events.
  • Four courses of SUP races & a 6-man Outrigger Canoe race.
  • Clinics by world class SUP instructors.

Join us in 2017 from April 19-23rd for a 5-day weekend featuring race courses, clinics, and more. Check out the schedule on the Wrightsville Beach Paddle Club website for a basic run down of the time and events.

Special rate for Carolina Cup includes 4 nights at the Blockade Runner in an Oceanfront or Harborfront room with breakfast each morning
Registration is open, so register here today!

All clinics meet at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort:

Clinic Time Date Paddler Limit Instructor
Locals Guide to Mason Inlet 8:30 am – 11 am April 20-21 10 April Zilg
1 on 1 8:30 am – 11 am/ 12 pm – 2:30 pm/ 3 pm – 5:30 pm April 20 1 Travis Grant
Paddle Clinic 8:30 am – 11 am April 21 10 Travis Grant
Paddle Clinic 1 pm – 3 pm April 21 10 Connor Baxter
SUP Surf Clinic 9 am – 11 am April 23 20 Zane Schweitzer

For more information on registration pricing, rules, and maps, visit the Wrightsville Beach Paddle Club website.

Race Schedule

Race Date Distance Meeting Time Start Time
Harbor Island Recreational Saturday April 22 2017 3.5 m 8:30 am 9:00 am
The Money Island Open Saturday April 22 2017 6.5 m 9:15 am 9:30 am
The Graveyard Elite Saturday April 22 2017 13.2 m 9:45 am 10:00 am
Kids Edition Sunday April 23 2017 3.4 m & 6 m TBA TBA
Harbor Island 6-man Outrigger Canoe Sunday April 23 2017 TBA TBA 12:00 pm

The Carolina cup is a proud sponsor of Ocean of Hope, an organization dedicated to the sea of people affected by cancer, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated.

All World Paddle Association (WPA) rules apply.