Paddle Board Event of the Week
This past weekend (April 19th-24th) saw the 6th Annual West Marine Carolina Cup pack Wrightsville Beach, NC with hundreds of competitors and spectators yet again, and another amazing event unfolded. From a Recreational 3.5 mile race to a 6.5 Open race and a 13.2 mile Elite Class battle—plus kids and outrigger races—there was an event for everyone, and “everyone” is who showed up.
Each year this popular event gets even more monstrous. In 2012 the Carolina Cup was already the largest paddleboard race on the East Coast with over 400 participants; by 2014 there were over 700! Check out the 2016 results, here.
Paddle Board Seller Spotlight
From North2Boards: ‘The N2 Cardiff 11’ is a longboard style sup for all types of riders including the very big guys! Very stable board at 33” wide, large square tail, and extra thickness make this sup perfect for the whole family. A board that can also be used as a platform to fish, snorkel, and some casual water-yoga. Also with the extra buoyancy of this board dogs love to sit up front and enjoy the glide!’ Get the full specifications here.
Paddle Picture of the Week
Our favorite picture of the week! Focused grom challenges other paddlers in a recent SUP race. http://www.tradepaddleboards.com/ #SUP #raceseason #stokedgrom (Thanks OnIt Pro for the photo!)