September 4, 2013
by Christopher Parker (@wheresbossman)

Save The Date: 2014 Carolina Cup

2014 Carolina CupOne of the biggest and best events on the SUP Calendar, the Carolina Cup, has announced official dates for next year’s event.

The 2014 Carolina Cup Stand Up Paddle Board Race is happening @ the usual spot: Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. The event runs from Wednesday 23rd to Sunday 27th of April, however the main event, the 12.5 mile “Graveyard Race” is expected to be on Saturday April 26th.

The 2013 Carolina Cup featured some very big names including a victorious Danny Ching as well as Eric Terrien, Jamie Mitchell, Chase Kosterlitz, Ryan Helm, Matt Becker, Annabel Anderson (who dominated the women’s race) and plenty of other elite paddlers from across the U.S. and overseas.

The event also featured a lot of amateur paddlers. And I mean a LOT… Last year the Cup attracted over 300 paddlers and could go north of 400 in 2014, putting it on a similar level to the Battle of the Paddle in terms of pure participation.

The Carolina Cup has quickly become the premiere East Coast SUP race. Every paddler I’ve spoken to has nothing but good things to say about both the racing and the organisers behind it, so pencil it in on your 2014 Stand Up Paddle Race Calendar