The 2019 Surf to Sound to Suds

Friday, November 1st to Sunday, November 3rd, 2019
Presented by Wrightsville Beach Paddle Club
Hosted by Blockade Runner Beach Resort
WPA Sanctioned Race

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 more! 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 8:55am-(Race Meeting 8:40am) 

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 13U & 14-17, 18-49, 50+
SUP 14′: Overall Top 3 Female & Male, Top 3 Male & Female in age groups 18-49, 50+
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 8:30am-(Race Meeting 8:15am)

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+
SUP 14′: Overall Top 3 Male & Female, Top 3 Male & Female in age groups 18-49, 50+
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 11:45 am-(Race Meeting 11:30am)

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…


Corporate SUP Relay Challenge 1PM (Race Meeting 12:45pm)

Introducing the Surf 2 Sound SUP Corporate Cup Team Relay Challenge. This package includes:
  • Four entries to Saturday out-and-back paddle.
  • Paddles and all other equipment will be provided.
  • Winning corporate team picks a charity who will receive 10% of the Corporate Team Relay Challenge proceeds. 
  • Promote your company and chosen charity on social media
  • Friday-corporate beach sweep with Plastic Ocean Project followed by after party and drink specials at Waterman’s Brewing.
  • Long Wave Yoga will also host a seaside yoga on the lawn behind Blockade Runner Saturday and Sunday morning

The Froth-11 Miles (Open to OC1, OC2, Surfski and Double Surfski) Saturday 9:15am-(Race Meeting 9:00am)

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
6 Man Outrigger Top Male & Top Female & Mixed Teams


Blockade Runner Flatwater Championship:  (Open to SUP/Prone Advanced | 9 miles) Sunday 9:15am (Race Meeting 9:00am) 

6 Man Outrigger 7:40am Women’s Race (Race Meeting 7:25am) & 10:00am Men’s Race(Race Meeting 9:45am), 11:45am Mixed Team (Race Meeting 11:30am)

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

  • There needs to be 3 participants to receive an award
  • There is a special rate for combo races- Saturday and Sunday $120
  • A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Plastic Ocean Project
  • To register your child please click on “Register another person.”
  • Wednesday October 30th Online Registration closes at Midnight
  • Participants may sign up on Paddle Guru on Friday November 1st 4:00-8:00 PM & November 2nd Saturday 4-8PM- 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 17th 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 14′
  • Other prizes will be awarded in each division

Accommodations

Official Hotel of the Surf to Sound

Blockade Runner is proud sponsor of the Surf to Sound Challenge and excited to welcome you back again for the 9 year! Special event rates give you a front row seat to the action. Wake up, race and relax without ever needing to move your vehicle. Board storage and valet parking included. Come check out all the new hotel updates!

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

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.


Official SUP, Outrigger Canoe, Kayak & Bike Rental: Wrightsville SUP

We are excited to announce Wrightsville Sup as the Official Rental Company for both The Carolina Cup and Surf to Sound. Don’t want to travel with your board/equipment or want to try something new? No problem, reach out to Wrightsville SUP and reserve your rental today.
Wrightsville SUP also offers lessons that focuses on paddling technique for any level. For rentals or more information call 910-378-9283 or visit the website at https://www.wrightsvillesup.com

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

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST
4:00pm – 8:00pm: Participant check-in & packet pickup at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort Oceanside Terrace – REGISTRATION OPENS ON PADDLE GURU
5:30pm: Corporate Teams meet at the Crystal Pier/Beach Access #38 for beach sweep
6:30pm: Waterman’s is offering first pint FREE with S2S race bib and/or POP swag (only given to Corporate Cup Clean-up Participants as SWAG for cleaning up)
7:00pm: Plastic Ocean Project video at Watermans Brewing. recent findings in watershed and marine debris research, with audio/video
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND
7:00am-7:45am: Late check-in at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort gazebo on the sound side beach
7:00am: Longwave Yoga is hosting Yoga on the lawn at Blockade Runner Beach resort, open to Longwave patrons, Corporate Teams and POP members
8:15am: Race meeting Surf to Sound (Ocean side beach)
8:30am: Race start Surf to Sound
8:40am: Race meeting Harbor Island (Sound side beach)
8:55am: Race start Harbor Island
9:00am: The Froth Race Meeting (Sound side beach)
9:15am: The Froth (Sound side beach)
10am-11am: Late Check in and day of registration for Kids Race (Gazebo on the Sound Side Beach)
10am-3:00PM Music 
11:00am-4:00pm: Beer tasting on the Blockade Runners Sound Side
11:30am-5pm: Board and equipment demos (Sound Side and Ocean Side)
11:30am: Kid’s Race Meeting
11:45 am: Kid’s Race (Sound side)
12 pm: Lunch- This is included for participants but available for purchase
12:45pm: Corporate SUP Relay Challenge Race Meeting
1:00pm: Corporate SUP Relay Challenge Meeting
2:00pm: Awards
4:00-8:00pm ONLINE REGISTRATION OPENS FOR SUNDAY RACES ON PADDLE GURU
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD
7-7:30am: Late check-in for Blockade Runner race (Gazebo on the Sound Side beach)
7:30am: Longwave Yoga is hosting Yoga on the lawn at Blockade Runner Beach resort, open to Longwave patrons, Corporate Teams and POP members
7:25am: Blockade Runner Flatwater Championship Outrigger Women’s Race Meeting (Sound side beach)
7:40am: Blockade Runner Flatwater Championship Race (Sound side beach) 6 Man Outrigger Women’s
9:00am: Blockade Runner Flatwater Championship Race Meeting (Sound side beach) SUP Racers
9:15am: Blockade Runner Flatwater Championship Race Start (Sound side beach) SUP Racers
9:45am: Blockade Runner Flatwater Championship Outrigger Men’s Race Meeting (Sound side beach)
10:00am: Blockade Runner Flatwater Championship Race (Sound side beach) 6 Man Outrigger Men’s
11:00am: Music & Beer tasting on the Blockade Runners Sound Side
11:30am: Blockade Runner Flatwater Championship Outrigger Mixed Team Race Meeting (Sound side beach)
11:45am: Blockade Runner Flatwater Championship Race (Sound side beach) 6 Man Outrigger Mixed Team Race
1:30pm: Awards

Clinics

SUP in the Surfzone “crash” course with April Zilg

Description: SUP Racing in the Surf Zone requires many skills. First of all, a working knowledge of surf zone safety is key to having a fun and productive time in the waves. Secondly, positioning yourself on the board to punch out through the surf quickly and effectively is essential. Lastly, different paddle strokes make a world of difference while punching out! This clinic will develop comfort in starting from the beach, key strokes, and comfort and mobility on the board (i.e. not being glued to one spot). This will be quick and only last an hour! Then its up to you to practice

Date: Friday November 1st, 10am – 11am
Cost: $72
Limit: 10 paddlers

Outrigger and SUP: biomechanics of the stroke with April Zilg

Description: This 2 hour paddle stroke clinic will take one hour to cover proper technique, and the biomechanics of paddling and then one hour (time permitting based on questions from participants and the needs of the group) to video and analyze each paddler’s stroke. Paddlers can expect to learn proper body position and which muscle groups to engage for each phase of the paddle stroke, which helps avoid injury and increase efficiency. 

Date: Friday November 1st, 4pm – 6pm
Cost: $120
Limit: 6 paddlers

Dan Gavere: Intro to SUP Racing- Flatwater  

This clinic will focus on what it takes to have the perfect race day from pre-race prep, equipment selection/sizing and tuning, to beach and water starts, pacing, drafting, and finishing.  He will go over the basics of race strokes and techniques including analyzing each person’s forward stroke and how to improve power and efficiency.  Dan will also teach different styles of buoy turns, the choke down stroke, the bow draw, and how to generate more power by using the legs. Come join one of the most versatile SUP paddlers in the world in this unique opportunity to have the best race day possible.

Date: Friday 4:30-6:00 PM
$60 Per Person
Max 15
PFD’s and leashes required
Raceboards recommended 

Dan Gavere: Intro to Ocean Racing 1.5 hours

Have you done flatwater racing and are interested in taking your skills to the ocean?  Are you afraid of the waves and handling a large board in surf conditions?   Well then, Dan Gavere’s Introduction to Ocean Racing will give you the basic skills and information necessary to try your first ocean race and to take your ocean racing skills to the next level with confidence.  Dan will focus on beach starts and getting out safely through the waves, as well as beach landings and safely controlling a race board in the surf zone.  Dan will provide instruction and demonstrations for rough water racing methods including best practices for paddling technique, board control, and footwork needed in open and rough water situations.  A quick review of your personal equipment and evaluation of technique with individual critiques tailored to each participant’s skill level.  There is a good chance that participants will be getting wet and falling in the water so please come prepared to get the most out of this unique experience by wearing the appropriate gear.

A minimum of 10hrs flat water paddling experience is recommended prior to this course.
Board, paddle, pfd, leash are the minimum required items.   We recommend a wetsuit/drysuit and the appropriate gear to stay warm when wet. Displacement boards recommended for aspiring racers and surf style round nose boards for the less experienced.  

Max 4 people
$85 per person

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