2016 Crystal Kai Sup Cup

Head's up SUP friends!

The Crystal Kai SUP Cup, a WPA sanctioned event, will take place from Friday, June 3 - Saturday June 4, 2016 along the coast of Atlantic Beach. And you could win some CASH. There will be a total of $10,000 in prizes! Novices and elites, alike, have a chance to win CASH at the Crystal Kai. The only requirement for cash payout is that the division has THREE registrants and finishers. Plus, the payout is three places deep! 

The top male and female in the elite division (long course) are taking home $1,000 each!

MEN 14' 
MEN 12'6
WOMEN 12'6
Masters (50+)

MEN 14' 
MEN 12'6
WOMEN 12'6
Masters (50+)

Come to paddle and stay for the music! Registered paddlers receive a FREE TICKET to the Crystal Coast Music Festival featuring Third Eye Blind, Robert DeLong, Judah & The Lion and Amasa Hines. Registrants also receive a promo code via email for up to 2 discounted tickets for attending friends and family. 

Save the Date

This WPA sanctioned event will have both a long and short course, as well as a full weekend of activities.

June 3: 12-7 PM @ the DoubleTree Hotel
Packet Pickup / Board Storage (for those staying at the official race hotel) / Vendor Village / Clinics / *Registration Closes*

June 4: Races start at 9 AM @ the Channel Marker Restaurant
Packet Pickup 7 AM- 8 AM / Mandatory Racer Meeting 8:30 AM 

June 4: Crystal Coast Music Festival, 2:45 PM @ the AB Circle
Awards ceremony starts at 3 PM for the Crystal Kai SUP Cup on stage before the show starts! Meet at the AB Circle at 2:45 PM. 

Registration is OPEN now through May 31.  Registration prices will increase starting June 1, so make sure you register early to secure your race spot!  **There will be NO race day registration.**

FREE Race Clinic with Kate Lewis of Stand Up Outfitters
Friday, June 3: 1 PM - 3 PM
This clinic is free, but be sure to register early as space is limited! 
Race Clinic topics will include:

  • Race preparation
  • Strategy
  • Buoy turns
  • Drafting
  • Stroke techniques
  • Footwork
Kate Lewis is an ACA SUP Instructor and owner of Stand Up Outfitters in New Bern, NC. As an elite SUP racer, Kate has trained with some of the top pros, competed in the Elite Graveyard race at the prestigious Carolina Cup, and is a Kialoa Paddles and SIC Maui Ambassador. 

Clinic location: Taylor's Creek
Parking and meeting location: Beaufort Paddle, 424 Old Causeway Rd, Beaufort, NC 28516
Beaufort Paddle is located between the Beaufort drawbridge and the Morehead City bridge. Look for signs to Beaufort Paddle, Duke University Marine Lab, and the NOAA Laboratory after coming over the Morehead City Bridge

Crystal Kai Benefits Shackleford Banks Horses

The Crystal Kai SUP Cup supports the Horses of Shackleford Banks: www.shacklefordhorses.org

June 3 – Packet Pickup / Board Storage (for those staying at the official race hotel) / Vendor Village / Clinics / *Registration Closes*
June 4 – Packet Pickup (up to 1 hour pre-race) / Races / Vendor Village / Crystal Coast Music Festival

  • 12-7 PM: Packet Pickup and Vendor Village @ the DoubleTree Hotel, 2717 W Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

  • 7-8 AM: Packet Pickup @ the Channel Marker Restaurant, 718 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, NC 
  • 8:30 AM: Mandatory Racer Meeting
  • 9:00 AM:  Races Start
  • 3:00 PM: Crystal Kai Awards Ceremony at the Crystal Coast Music Festival (AB Circle)

Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

Runslo Walksalot4SUP 14'18-49Guy
Ken Bowman5SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Jarrod Covington12SUP 14'18-49Guy
Jd Montefusco15SUP Under 12'6"18-49Guy
Quenton Johnston17SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Eric Carter19SUP 14'18-49Guy
Anna Blackburn20SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Wesley Stolp22SUP 14'18-49Guy
Keith Jensen23Prone 14'50+Guy
Harrison Deisroth24SUP 14'18-49Guy
Andreas Boe29SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Kim Pedersen31SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
James Crowell32SUP 14'50+Guy
Chris Curry35SUP 14'18-49Guy
Karen Wilson36SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Warren Ratley39Prone 14'50+Guy
Kate Lewis40SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Jenny Ferrel41SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Jamie Penland42SUP 14'18-49Guy
Randy Simmonds1SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Runslo Walksalot4SUP 14'18-49Guy
Sabine Ramsay6SUP Under 12'6"18-49Girl
Allison Nebel7SUP 14'50+Girl
Arthur Nebel8SUP 14'50+Guy
Kacie Carter9SUP Under 12'6"18-49Girl
Wally Seijo10SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Heidi Leah Schmidt11SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Josh Lyle13SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Amanda Lyle14SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Kelly Montefusco16SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
David Nicholson18SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Jenna Blackburn21SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Tim Boyer25SUP Under 12'6"18-49Guy
Phil Vandergriff26SUP Under 12'6"50+Guy
Greg Lew28SUP 14'18-49Guy
Benjamin Sumners30SUP 14'18-49Guy
Caleb Nicholson34SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Evan Lew37SUP Under 12'6"18-49Guy
Nicole Reavis43SUP Under 12'6"18-49Girl
Teresa Macdonald44SUP 14'50+Girl
Michael Crews45SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Sarah Tellin46SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Scott David47SUP 14'18-49Guy
Quincy Salonga48SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Jeff Spr3SUP 12'6"12UGuy
Gavin Crowell33SUP Under 12'6"12UGuy
Evan Lew37SUP Under 12'6"12UGuy

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

Both the long and short course will be in Bogue Sound off of Atlantic Beach, NC. Both courses will start and finish adjacent to the Channel Marker Restaurant, with the long course (10k) repeating the short course (5k) for a second lap.

Crystal Kai SUP Cup race start: Channel Marker Restaurant, 718 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

Parking information for the race coming soon.

Hotel Information

1.  DoubleTree Atlantic Beach HOST HOTEL

The DoubleTree will have free board storage for those staying at the hotel, and will also be the site of packet pickup and Vendor Village on June 3 from 12 PM - 7 PM. 

FREE Shuttle Service to the Crystal Coast Music Festival and Crystal Kai SUP Cup Awards Ceremony

The awards ceremony will take place at 3 PM ON STAGE before the start of the Crystal Coast Music. Shuttle service to the AB Circle will be available at 3 locations: 

  • Carteret Community College in Morehead City by the parking lot ATM (free parking). Overflow parking at the College will be available in the Marine Fisheries lot next door, however shuttle pickup will still occur at the ATM in the College lot.
  • Atlantic Beach Town Park (free parking)  
  • DoubleTree by Hilton in Atlantic Beach ($10 parking for non-hotel guests).

Parking shuttles will run from 2:30 – until?

Atlantic Beach Town Park is located at 915 W Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, across from the Atlantic Station Shopping Center.
Carteret Community College is located at 3505 Arendell St, Morehead City.
The DoubleTree is located at 2717 W Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach.


Jun 4, 2016


Atlantic Beach, NC