Graveyard 13.1 Mile Elite Race
25 April 2020
This is a beach start and finish. This is a 12.6-13.2-mile ocean and flatwater race, started on the ocean side of the Blockade Runner Beach Resort, out through the surf, downwind to the inlet, into the inland waterways and ICWW around Wrightsville Beach. There are two inlets, one of which will require racers to surf waves in through the inlet. There will be some boat traffic, and ocean swells. The ocean section of the race will be the downwind section, if the weather cooperates. We will change the direction of the race to optimize the conditions for a fast, fun, challenging race.
The mileage depends on the line you take. This Carolina Cup paddle race is for elite paddlers with the skill and fitness to complete this endurance challenge. Depending on your board and experience, it will take between 2 and 3.5 hours to complete the course. This is a great opportunity to push your limits and measure yourself against some of the best paddlers in the world. YOU MUST FINISH THE HALF-WAY MARK WITHIN 2 HOURS. THERE IS A 5 HOUR LIMIT on the Elite Race. MONEY DIVISION/CASH PRIZES: Top 10 overall Male & Female
CATEGORIES & AWARDS: Overall SUP Top 10 Male & Female SUP 14′ & Under: Top 3 Male & Female U17 & 50+ SUP Unlimited: Top 3 Male & Female Prone Stock: Top 3 Male & Female Prone 14: Top 3 Male & Female Prone Unlimited: Top 3 Male & Female *Please note that there must be 5 participants to get an awards