World Paddle Association Approves North California Surf

Exclusive stand up paddlers will perform a beach start styled the Le Mans way, daring the open Atlantic Ocean, the race will start on Saturday November 19th battling through the Masonboro Inlet straits navigating through the channels behind the Island Masonboro before reaching the victory line for the North California to Sound challenge.

A flat water completion, for an immediate paddler, will board form the beach on the sound side and traverse deep water channels and canals for around four miles encompassing Wrightsville’s Harbor Island. At the event various stand up paddle boards from different stand up paddle board manufacturers will be on display and the event will also feature stand up paddle board sales.

Both the races promise great spectator events, surf and sound and will takeoff from the Blockade Runner Beach Resort. Registration fee is $60 and will include welcome reception, on November 18th and entry into one of the race either elite or immediate, the awards ceremony is scheduled on November 19th Saturday. Cash prizes will be awarded to the first male and female participant who finishes the Surf to Sound Challenge. Prize of each class will be awarded in both the events.

Also featured on the event is the Waterman’s Expo on Saturday from 12 noon to 6 p.m., the water expo will display, free open public event, will showcase the local retailers specializing in stand-up paddle boards, kayaking, surf, sailing and fishing merchandise equipment and outer wear. Demonstrations of advanced paddle techniques and fly castings by some on the noted stand up paddle board manufacturers, included.

The proceeds and stand up paddle boards sale will be given by the stand up paddle board manufacturer to Masonboro, a nonprofit that braces the co-existence of human recreation and wildlife habitats in the island located between the Wrightsville Beach and Carolina Beach in the Southeastern parts of North Carolina.