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!
LONG COURSE PAYOUT (ELITE)
SHORT COURSE PAYOUT
MEN SUP SURF (12'2)
WOMEN SUP SURF (12'2)
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
- Buoy turns
- Stroke techniques
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