Edisto Island Classic 2018

Race Description

The Edisto Island Classic is a new and exciting  race for SUPs, Kayaks, Surf skis, Outrigger Canoes, Prone Boards, Rowing Craft and Pedal Boats, The race starts and finishes at Edisto Watersports and Tackle in  beautiful Edisto Beach, SC  and runs parallel to the ocean on scenic Big Bay Creek. This is Low Country racing at its best!

Get this. Check-in is on site at  the  Coffee Shop @ Edisto. Enjoy fresh java while you get your bib!

Next, enjoy your race on Big Bay Creek which  is both gorgeous AND well protected from the wind.   Even if the weather is uncooperative, you should have a fine time on the water!

When you're done, enjoy awards and a post race get together in the Dockside Bar and Grill on the other side of the parking lot. Wear your race T shirt and enjoy 15% off  food and drinks, including the restaurant's excellent  selection of craft beers!

Come and have a  blast!


Adult: $45 (increases to $50 on Monday, May 7) Youth: $20

Raffle Prizes
- Epic Kayak Club Carbon wing paddle. Carbon blade + green shaft. Small Mid Wing model. 205 to 215 cm. Retail value $299.

- Other valuable prizes


- Certificates to third place in each class.

Other Good Things

- Post race get together and awards in the Dockside Bar and Grill. Wear your race T-shirt to get 15% off all purchases. Go here to check out the excellent menu.

- Island Classic T-shirts to all participants

Race Classes

Boat classification is based on the Sound Rowers System. Go here to learn about the system and see  a list of classes and boats.

Please contact us if you have a question about your boat.

Fast Sea Kayak (FSK) – any single kayak or surf ski with a maximum overall length of 18’ and a 4” waterline beam of at least 8.5% of length

Sea Kayak  –   any single kayak or surf ski with a maximum overall length of 18’ and a 4” waterline beam of at least 10.8% of length

Sea Kayak class – 18 ft or less  with a minimum width at the 4 in waterline of 10.8% of length (Sound Rower's Classification System)

Rec class - Preferably boats 14 ft or less in length.  Basically, anything goes!

SUP – 14'

SUP - 12'6"

SUP -  12' or under (surf)

Prone - 12'6"

Prone - 14'

OC-1 – Any one person outrigger canoe

C-1 Unlimited

Tandem – Any tandem canoe, kayak, or outrigger.

Pedal Boat - Hobie Mirage, etc.

Rowing Boats - 1 person

Each  class is further broken down into Open (below 50) and Masters (50 and over).


8:00 AM. to 9:30 AM. Check in.
9:30 AM. Pre race meeting (mandatory)
10 A.M. Mass Start 
Please note: there is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION
Registration closes at 6 PM on Friday, May 11

Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

Bill Gardner2OC-1Sr. Masters 50+Guy
Jeff Hood1OC-1Sr. Masters 50+Guy

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.


Both short (3.0 miles - 1 lap) and long (6.0 miles - 2 laps) races start and finish at Edisto Watersports and Tackle in Edisto Beach, SC.  Racers paddle out and back on scenic Big Bay Creek which provides superb marsh views, shelter from the wind and a turnaround at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. 

Race course map coming soon.

GPS destination address: 3721 Docksite Road, Edisto Beach, SC


May 12, 2018


Edisto Island, SC