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Dates: Friday, November 6 to Sunday, November 8, 2015
Blockade Runner Beach Resort
The Surf to Sound race is actually an entire weekend of fun for the whole family at the Blockade Runner in Wrightsville Beach. The race is presented by the Wrightsville Beach Paddle Club, organizers of the Carolina Cup.
Surf to Sound Challenge (Advanced | 6.5 miles) Saturday
Advanced paddlers will perform a surf start, brave the open Atlantic Ocean, battle through Masonboro Inlet straits, navigate the channel currents behind Masonboro Island, before finishing the race sound side on Wrightsville Beach.
Harbor Island Outer Loop (Intermediate | 4 miles) Saturday
This scenic and exciting flatwater race will circumnavigate Harbor Island, taking in Mott's Channel, the Intracoastal Waterway, Lee's Cut and finally, Banks Channel to the finish line! (Direction dependent on weather)
Blockade Runner Flatwater Championship (Advanced | 9 miles) Sunday
A flat water race to challenge the endurance of paddlers who have been training all summer. Paddlers will experience inlet currents, the Intracoastal Waterway, and the scenic Harbor Island loop.
Registration fee includes t-shirt
Paddle Surf Expression session after Saturday's race
Divisions and Classes
Cash prizes will be paid to the top 3 to complete the Surf to Sound Challenge and Blockade Runner Challenge in Men's 14; and Women's 12'6.
Other prizes will be awarded in each division.
There will be an "Under 17" division in all three paddle races.
Paddle Technique and Strategy: Tips, Tricks and Strategies.
Date: Friday November 6
This 2-hour clinic will take one hour to cover proper technique and the biomechanics of paddling and then one hour to cover strategy specific to the Surf to Sound race course.
We will cover:
- Proper body position and which muscle groups should be engaged for each phase of the paddle stroke to increase efficiency and avoid injury.
- Technique to get the most out of each stroke in various conditions: flatwater, ocean, head wind, side wind and downwind.
- Technique and strategy for environmental conditions ( wind, tide and swell)
- Surf to Sound strategy: what to expect for each leg of the course, including getting out through the surf and paddling in he ocean.
Larry Cain Advanced Paddle Technique Clinic
Friday, November 6, Blockade Runner
This all-day session includes water and classroom time, personal critique and analysis. There are only 8 spots available. There is a lot of interest, so if you want in, register ASAP!
—Paddle stroke theory – dryland session featuring full explanation of theory behind effective paddling, including video of top Olympic paddlers and SUP racers
—Aerial Video of clinic participants
—Review of video of clinic participants – group session in which everyone’s video is analyzed Larry
—Water session in which Larry works with participants one on one and in our small group
- Use of advanced GPS technology to acquire a "stroke profile" for each
—Addressing issues raised in video one on one with each individual
—Useful technique drills and exercises in small group session
—Question and answer
9:00 Meet on beach, sound side the Blockade Runner with paddle, board and pfd.
10-12: Video and drills
1-3:30: Review video, return to water to work on personalized corrections do advanced paddling drills
3:30-4: Q &A