About

Thursday, November 2 to Sunday, November 5, 2017
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 race is organized by the Wrightsville Beach Paddle Club–organizers of the Carolina Cup.

Races

Harbor Island Outer Loop (4 miles) Saturday 8:30am

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)

Harbor Island Race

 

Surf to Sound Challenge: (6.5 miles) Saturday 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.

Surf2Sound Race

 

Kids Race: Saturday 11:30am

The race will be Saturday and will and will be divided into age appropriate brackets to encourage safety and friendly competition. Every kid’s a winner and everyone walks away with a shirt . It’s for kids 7 to 14 and is more of a family, fun event.

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

The Froth (Open to OC1, OC2, Surfski and Double Surfski) Sunday 8am

New! The Froth is a new 11-mile 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.

Blockade Runner Flatwater Championship: (9 miles) Sunday 8:45am

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.

Blockade Runner Flatwater Championship

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

Divisions and Classes

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.

Prone2Paddle Division*

Other prizes will be awarded in each division.

There will be an “Under 17” division in all three paddle races.

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
Office: 910.256.2251 / 800.805.2252
Fax: 910.256.0595

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Charity

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The North Carolina Coastal Federation believes working together is the best way to protect and restore the coast. Thanks to the support of our members, we’re able to work as a community to keep our coastal waters clean and safe for fishing and swimming. To learn more about the federation or to become a member, visit the NC Coastal Federation 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, November 1st

Online registration closes at midnight

 

Thursday, November 2

1pm-4 pm: Paddle Monster 5 Fundamentals of Technique with Coach Larry Cain at Blockade Runner Beach Resort

 

Friday, November 3

9am-12 pm: Paddle Monster 5 Fundamentals of Technique with Coach Larry Cain at Blockade Runner Beach Resort

10am-11 am: SUP in the Surfzone “crash” course with April Zilg at Blockade Runner Beach Resort

4-6pm: SUP Racing technique clinic with April Zilg at Blockade Runner Beach Resort

4pm-8 pm: Check in and packet pickup (Late registration)

 

Saturday, November 4th

7:00am-8:00am: Late check in and day-of registration (timing tent, Sound Side beach)

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

8:30 am: Race start Harbor Island (Sound side beach)

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

9:15 am: Race start Surf to Sound (Ocean side beach)

11:30-5pm: Board and equipment demos (Sound Side and Ocean Side)

11:30 pm: Kid’s Race (Sound side)

12:00 pm:  Lunch and awards

 

Sunday, November 5th

7am-8am:  Late check-in and day-of registration for Blockade Runner race (sound side timing tent)

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)

1 pm awards

Results

2017 Results

Overall Race

 

2016 Results

Overall Race

Race by Age Groups

Clinics

Paddle Monster 5 Fundamentals of Technique

Description: Paddle Monster Advanced Paddle Technique Clinic featuring an intensive 3-hour session on mastering the 5 fundamentals of effective technique used by the world’s top racers. Using land drills, water drills and exercises paddlers will learn how to adapt these fundamentals to best fit their own strengths and weaknesses, body size and type etc, just like the pros do. Paddlers should get a better understanding of what they should be trying to achieve in terms of technique when they are paddling and will leave with specific drills and “next steps” to improve their ability to execute these fundamentals at race intensity.

Date: Thursday November 2, 1pm to 4pm

Cost: $150

Limit: 12 paddlers

SUP in the Surfzone “crash” course

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 3, 10am – 11am

Cost: $60.

Limit: 15 paddlers

Paddle Monster 5 Fundamentals of Technique

Description: Paddle Monster Advanced Paddle Technique Clinic featuring an intensive 3-hour session on mastering the 5 fundamentals of effective technique used by the world’s top racers. Using land drills, water drills and exercises paddlers will learn how to adapt these fundamentals to best fit their own strengths and weaknesses, body size and type etc, just like the pros do. Paddlers should get a better understanding of what they should be trying to achieve in terms of technique when they are paddling and will leave with specific drills and “next steps” to improve their ability to execute these fundamentals at race intensity.

Date: Friday November 3, 9 am to 12noon

Cost: $150

Limit: 12 paddlers

SUP Racing technique clinic

Description:This 2 hour Stand Up Paddle 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 3, 4pm – 6pm

Cost: $100

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