The 2018 Surf to Sound to Suds

Friday, November 2nd to Sunday, November 4th, 2018

Presented by Wrightsville Beach Paddle Club

Hosted by Blockade Runner Beach Resort

WPA Sanctioned Race

2018 Surf To Sound Challenge Canceled 

A Message From the Race Director

To Our Friends,

As you know, Hurricane Florence severely impacted the Wrightsville Beach community and continues to do so as damages around the area are still being uncovered and assessed. Due to extensive damages to the property of our host sponsor and unstable water conditions, the Wrightsville Beach Paddle Club has decided to cancel the NC Surf to Sound race this year. While we are sad to make such an announcement, we feel the race would not be the same away from its home at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort and we want to ensure your safety in the water. With one less race on the books, our club is dedicated to making our Spring race, Carolina Cup, even bigger and better than previous years and we look forward to dedicating our full attention to our largest event. If you have already registered for Surf to Sound, refunds will be gladly be accepted and addressed in the following week. Please stay tuned for another email on how to receive your refund and thank you for your patience and understanding in advance as we address these. See you in April!

Thanks,

Mark Schmidt

Race Director

 

The Surf to Sound is an entire weekend of fun for the whole family at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort in Wrightsville Beach, NC. The weekend is full of clinics, races, live music, beer tasting, and fun by all! The race is organized by the Wrightsville Beach Paddle Club–organizers of the Carolina Cup.

Races

Maps & Divisions/Awards

Harbor Island Outer Loop ( 3.5 miles) Saturday 8:30am-Race Meeting 8am 

Open to SUP/Prone Intermediate-This scenic and exciting flatwater race will circumnavigate Harbor Island, taking in Mott’s Channel, the Intracoastal Waterway, Lee’s Cut and finally, Banks Channel to the finish line! (Direction dependent on weather)

Categories and Awards:

SUP 12’6″: Overall Top 3 Male & Female, Top 3 Male & Female in age groups 18-49, 50-59, 60+

SUP 12’6″: Overall Top 3  Male & Femalein age group 13U & 14-17

SUP 14′: Overall Top 3 Female & Male, Top 3 Male & Female in age groups 18-49, 50-59, 60+

SUP Unlimited: Overall Top 3 Male & Female 

Prone Unlimited: Overall Top 3 Male & Female

Prone 14′: Overall Top 3 Male & Female

Prone Stock: Overall Top 3 Male & Female

 

Harbor Island Race

Surf to Sound Challenge: (6.5 miles) Saturday 9:15am-Race Meeting 8:45am

Advanced paddlers will perform a surf start, brave the open Atlantic Ocean, battle through Masonboro Inlet straits, navigate the channel currents behind Masonboro Island, before finishing the race sound side on Wrightsville Beach.

Categories and Awards:

SUP 12’6″: Overall Top 3 Male & Female & Top 3 Male & Female in age groups U17, 18-49, 50-59, 60+

SUP 14′: Overall Top 3 Male & Female, Top 3 Male & Female in age groups 18-49, 50-59, 60+

SUP Unlimited: Overall Top 3 Male & Female 

Prone Unlimited: Overall Top 3 Male & Female

Prone 14′: Overall Top 3 Male & Female

Prone Stock: Overall Top 3 Male & Female

 

Surf2Sound Race

 

Kids Race: Saturday 11:30am-Race Meeting 11:15am

For kids 6-14 years old. All Kids are winners and will be recognized. Registration Saturday 10-11am  under the Gazebo.

Categories and Special Recognition

1 Loop: Top 3 Male or Female

2 Loops: Top 3 Male or Female

The more future watermen there are, the better the world will be. Let’s all pass the aloha on…

The Froth-11 Miles (Open to OC1, OC2, Surfski and Double Surfski) Sunday 8am-Race Meeting 7:30am

The Froth is a  longboat endurance race starting and finishing at the sound side of the Blockade Runner Beach Resort. Paddlers will leave the Blockade Runner on the Sound Side and travel south toward Masonboro inlet and making a left, out the inlet and around the south end jetty, turning north to a buoy on the ocean side of the Blockade Runner Beach Resort. They will make a left hand turn around the buoy and head back toward the south end jetty where instead of turning right back onto Bank’s Channel, they will continue straight to the ICWW, turning north (right) until reaching Mott’s Channel and turning right toward the blockade runner and the finish.

Categories & Awards:

Kayak: Overall Top 3 Male & Female

Surf Ski: Overall Top 3 Male & Female

Surf Ski Double: Overall top 3 Teams

OC-1: Overall Top 3 Male & Female

OC-2: Overall Top 3 Teams

 

Blockade Runner Flatwater Championship: (9 miles) Sunday 8:45am-Race Meeting 8:15am

A flat water race to challenge the endurance of paddlers who have been training all summer. Paddlers will experience inlet currents, the Intracoastal Waterway, and the scenic Harbor Island loop.

Categories and Awards:

SUP 12’6″:  Overall Top 3  Male & Female,  Top 3 Male & Female in age groups, U17, 18-49, 50-59, 60+

SUP 14′: Overall Top 3 Male & Female, Top 3 Male & Female in age groups 18-49, 50-59, 60+

SUP Unlimited: Overall Top 3 Male & Female 

Prone Stock: Overall Top 3 Male & Female 

Prone 14′: Overall Top 3 Male & Female 

Prone Unlimited: Overall Top 3 Male & Female 

 

Blockade Runner Flatwater Championship

 

Other Information

* All participants can only get 1 Award for each race (If in top 3, you can not place in your age group)

* There needs to  be 3 participants to receive an award

*All competitors must wear a USCG approved PFD. Race can be cancelled due to weather and conditions.

* There is a special rate for combo races- Saturday and Sunday $120

*A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Nourish NC–the 2018 Surf to Sound Charity Sponsor.

* To register your child please click on “Register another person.”

* Participants may sign up at Packet Pickup on Friday 4:00-8:00 PM, Saturday 7-8AM and Sunday at 7-7:30AM, Kids Registration & Packet Pick Up 10-11 AM Saturday

* All competitors must wear a USCG approved PFD. Race can be cancelled due to weather and conditions

*You must register before October 5th to be guaranteed a shirt

* Cash prizes will be paid to the top 3 to complete the Surf to Sound Challenge and Blockade Runner Challenge in Men’s 14; and Women’s 12’6.

* Other prizes will be awarded in each division.

Accommodations

Official Hotel of the Surf to Sound:

For reservations, call the front desk directly and tell the you are making reservations for the Surf to Sound.  Or click this link.

Blockade Runner Beach Resort

Blockade Runner Beach Resort
275 Waynick Blvd
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
Phone:  (866) 809-0781​
Fax: 910.256.0595

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Official Rental & Real Estate Company of the Surf to Sound

Sea Scape Properties  offers unmatched vacation rentals in the Wrightsville Beach area. Skip the hotel room this year and enjoy all the amenities of home before and after the big race! With homes to accommodate the whole family or just a few, we are sure our welcoming atmosphere, fully stocked kitchens and fresh linens on every bed will make your vacation a relaxing one.

View our properties or email us (reservations@seascapeproperties.com) for more information.

Charity


NourishNC is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to “Provide healthy food to hungry children, empowering them to succeed in the classroom and in their community.” Our goal is to enhance children’s health and well-being by preventing the devastating consequences of child hunger. We are committed to providing our community’s most vulnerable children with nutritious food.
Click here for the website.

Rules

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We will be following World Paddle Association (WPA) Rules, including:

  • YOU NEED TO WEAR A PFD or HAVE A PFD ON YOUR BOARD to race.
  • Drafting is allowed, but you can only draft the same sex and same board size. You can not draft Candice if you are a guy, it’s not fair. She’s faster. And you can’t draft an 18 if you’re on a 12’6″ or an OC if you are on a 14, etc.
  • You can’t draft boats, safety, Coast Guard, etc.

You can view them here

Time & Events Schedule

Wednesday, October 31st

Online registration closes at midnight!

Click Here to Register

 

Friday, November 2nd

4pm-8 pm: Check in and packet pickup (Late registration) at Blockade Runner Beach Resort Oceanside Terrace. 

 

Saturday, November 3rd

7:00am-8:00am: Late check in and day-of registration (Gazebo on  the  Sound Side beach)

8:00 am: Race meeting Harbor Island (Sound side beach)

8:30 am: Race start Harbor Island

8:45 am: Race meeting Surf to Sound (Ocean side beach)

9:15 am: Race start Surf to Sound

10am-11am: Late Check in and day of registration for Kids Race (Gazebo on the Sound Side Beach)

11:30 pm: Kid’s Race (Sound side)

11:00 pm:  Band & Beer tasting on the Blockade Runners Ocean side lawn. 

12 pm: Lunch included for participants but available for purchase

12:30 pm: Awards

 

Sunday, November 4th

7-7:30am: Late check-in and day-of registration for Blockade Runner race (Gazebo on the Sound Side beach)

7:30 am: The Froth Race Meeting (Sound side beach)

8am: The Froth (Sound side beach)

8:15 am: Blockade Runner Flatwater Championship Race Meeting (Sound side beach)

8:45 am: Blockade Runner Flatwater Championship Race Start (Sound side beach)

12:30 pm: Awards

Results

2017 Results

Overall Race

2016 Results

Overall Race

Race by Age Groups

Clinics- Please check back for an updated list!

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