Paddle Palooza

Event Overview

OBX Paddle Palooza is a Festival Weekend that celebrates the fun, healthy, family oriented activity that we all love so much: SUP.  Mark your calendars for May 30 – June 1, 2014!


Whether it’s your first time paddling a standup board, or you’re a seasoned race pro, anyone can join the fun!  We’ll have race divisions to keep the playing field even, and lots of fun events for those a bit less competitive.


Cape Hatteras is part of a pristine string of barrier islands which jut off the coast of North Carolina.  It was the nation’s very first National Seashore. Hatteras Island is about 70 miles long, but you can hit a golf ball clear across the width of much of this skinny strip of sand.  Miles and miles of wide open, raw, natural, exposed beaches have kept Cape Hatteras unique, and in 2010 Dr. Beach ranked it the 4th best beach in America!

OBX Paddle Palooza will be held at Frisco Woods Campground.  This beautiful, wooded campground offers plenty of lodging choices, ranging from primitive tent sites and RV sites with AC and water hookup, to small cabins if you prefer a solid roof over your head.  Frisco Woods boasts plenty of other amenities, including a general store and even a swimming pool for those less adventurous.  The campground’s location, directly on the Pamlico Sound, offers unmatched access to almost 2000 square miles of warm, shallow, wide open water- perfect for racing and touring on a SUP!

Online Race Registration Closes at 8 PM Friday, May 30th.

On-Site Race Registration closes at 9:00 AM Saturday Morning.

Skippers Meeting at 9:15 AM Saturday, near the registration desk at the Pavilion.

Friday, May 30th, 2014:

  • 2PM-  Fitness and Paddle Stroke Clinic! ***Not Yet Confirmed for 2014***
  • 5PM- On-Site Registration Starts
  • Meet and Greet
  • Sunset Paddle

Saturday, May 31st, 2014:

  • WPA Sanctioned SUP Races- Skipper’s Meeting at 9:15am, first possible start at 10:00 am!
  • Awards Ceremony with lots of prizes- following races
  • NC Pig Pickin’ Bar-B-Que Dinner- 7 pm
  • Raffle after dinner
  • After Party with Live Music 

Sunday, June 1st, 2014:

  • SUP Yoga- 9 am-  Stretch out those sore muscles from the previous day’s racing, with instructor Amy Klauser!  Meet at the Pavilion, Free!  ***Not Yet Confirmed for 2014***
  • Product Demos 10am-1pm- try out the latest boards and paddles from your favorite brands!
  • Field Day Fun and Games 11-12 pm- including Team Relays, Tug of War, 3 Legged Races, and More!
  • Ocean Expression Session- Catch some waves in the Atlantic Ocean! Location depends on the conditions of the day.  Keep an eye on the Facebook page for updates.

Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

Deb Cheek1SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Brandi Harrison9SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Kristopher Mueller11SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Brian Klauser14SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Billy Moseley16SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Sarah Gardner17SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Jack Crouch18SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Valerie Netsch20SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Chris Rutledge24SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Sherry Correll2SUP 12'6"AllGirl
Anne Gassett8SUP 12'6"AllGirl
Joel Jimenez5SUP 14'18-49Guy
Matt Cesmat6SUP 14'18-49Guy
Bill Gassett7SUP 14'50+Guy
Vernon Harrison10SUP 14'18-49Guy
Robert Netsch21SUP 14'50+Guy
Tony Weaver23SUP 14'18-49Guy
William Pope12SUP Unlimited50+Guy
Anne Holcomb19SUP 12'6"13-16Girl
Brian Ketterman3SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Randy Kerr13SUP Surfboard50+Guy
Laura Ketterman15SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Eric Lehman25SUP Surfboard18-49Guy

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

The 2012 Course (2014 course TBD, but will likely be similar, without the running)

**Not Exact** – Click to Enlarge

Registrants in all fleets will be launched by mass start at a line in the water.  The running section of the race course has been eliminated for 2014, so the entire race takes place on the water under paddle power.  Each board fleet will have Men, Women and Age divisions.  See Below for specific classifications.

Each fleet will consist of multiple laps around the same course.  Each lap will consist of a 1 mile paddle loop.  The start will be from a standing position on your board in the water along the red line denoted on the map.  Racers will paddle around the loop in a clockwise direction.

Expect to encounter mostly flat water with the potential for small chop in the 4-8″ range only if it’s very windy.  The majority of the course is in water less than 4 feet deep, although small areas of water deeper than 6′ may exist.

There is potential for the water to have weeds, as well.  A weed fin is highly recommended.


May 31 to Jun 1, 2014


Frisco, NC