Surf to Sound 2017

PARTICIPANTS MAY SIGN UP IN PERSON ON FRIDAY AT PACKET PICKUP 4:00-8:00 PM, SATURDAY 7AM and SUNDAY at 7AM


Dates: Thursday, November 2 to Sunday, November 5, 2017
Venue: 
Blockade Runner Beach Resort
Event Type: 
WPA Sanctioned Race


The Surf to Sound race is 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. 


Races

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. 


Kid's Race Saturday, 11:30

Registration fee includes t-shirt


The Froth (Open to Surfski, OC-1, OC-2 and Kayaks | 11 miles) Sunday, 8am

New! The Froth! All OCs, surfskis and Kayaks to join us for a 11 mile endurance race starting at the sound side of the Blockade Runner Beach Resort. Paddlers with travel South and out through Masonboro inlet around a buoy and back through Masonboro inlet and than traveling south behind Masonboro island and back into the intracoastal waterway traveling north and turning east around Money island finishing on the sound side of the Blockade Runner. Water start and finish.


Clinics

 

Paddle Monster 5 Fundamentals of Technique with Coach Larry Cain

Description: Paddle Monster Advanced Paddle Technique Clinic featuring an intensive 3-hour session on mastering the 5 fundamentals of effective technique used by the world's top racers. Using land drills, water drills and exercises paddlers will learn how to adapt these fundamentals to best fit their own strengths and weaknesses, body size and type etc, just like the pros do. Paddlers should get a better understanding of what they should be trying to achieve in terms of technique when they are paddling and will leave with specific drills and "next steps" to improve their ability to execute these fundamentals at race intensity.

Date: Thursday November 2, 1pm to 4pm

Cost: $150

Limit: 12 paddlers


SUP in the Surfzone "crash" course with April Zilg

Description:SUP Racing in the Surf Zone requires many skills. First of all, a working knowledge of surf zone safety is key to having a fun and productive time in the waves. Secondly, positioning yourself on the board to punch out through the surf quickly and effectively is essential. Lastly, different paddle strokes make a world of difference while punching out! This clinic will develop comfort in starting from the beach, key strokes, and comfort and mobility on the board (i.e. not being glued to one spot). This will be quick and only last an hour! Then its up to you to practice

Date: Friday November 3, 10am - 11am

Cost: $60.

Limit: 15 paddlers

 

Paddle Monster 5 Fundamentals of Technique with Coach Larry Cain

Description: Paddle Monster Advanced Paddle Technique Clinic featuring an intensive 3-hour session on mastering the 5 fundamentals of effective technique used by the world's top racers. Using land drills, water drills and exercises paddlers will learn how to adapt these fundamentals to best fit their own strengths and weaknesses, body size and type etc, just like the pros do. Paddlers should get a better understanding of what they should be trying to achieve in terms of technique when they are paddling and will leave with specific drills and "next steps" to improve their ability to execute these fundamentals at race intensity.

Date: Friday November 3, 9 am to 12noon

Cost: $150

Limit: 12 paddlers


SUP Racing technique clinic with April Zilg

Description:This 2 hour Stand Up Paddle clinic will take one hour to cover proper technique, and the biomechanics of paddling and then one hour (time permitting based on questions from participants and the needs of the group) to video and analyze each paddler's stroke. Paddlers can expect to learn proper body position and which muscle groups to engage for each phase of the paddle stroke, which helps avoid injury and increase efficiency. 

Date: Friday November 3, 4pm - 6pm

Cost: $100



















Thursday, November 2

1pm-4 pm: Paddle Monster 5 Fundamentals of Technique with Coach Larry Cain at Blockade Runner Beach Resort


Friday, November 3

9am-12 pm: Paddle Monster 5 Fundamentals of Technique with Coach Larry Cain at Blockade Runner Beach Resort

10am-11 am: SUP in the Surfzone "crash" course with April Zilg at Blockade Runner Beach Resort

4-6pm: SUP Racing technique clinic with April Zilg at Blockade Runner Beach Resort

4pm-8 pm: Check in and packet pickup (Late registration) at Blockade Runner Beach Resort Oceanside Terrace. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the NC Coastal Federation–the 2017 Surf to Sound Charity Sponsor. 

 

Saturday, November 4

7:00am-8:00am: Late check in and day-of registration (timing tent, Sound Side beach)

7am:

8:00 am: Race meeting Harbor Island (Sound side beach)

8:30 am: Race start Harbor Island

8:45 am: Race meeting Surf to Sound (Ocean side beach)

9:15 am: Race start Surf to Sound

11:30-5pm: Board and equipment demos (Sound Side and Ocean Side)

11:30 pm: Kid's Race (Sound side)

12:00 pm:  Band, lunch and Beer tasting on the Blockade Runners Ocean side lawn. Followed by awards.

 

Sunday, November 5

7am-8am:  Late check-in and day-of registration for Blockade Runner race (sound side timing tent)

7:30 am: The Froth Race Meeting (Sound side beach)

8am: The Froth (Sound side beach)

8:15 am: Blockade Runner Flatwater Championship Race Meeting (Sound side beach)

8:45 am: Blockade Runner Flatwater Championship Race Start (Sound side beach)

1 pm: Awards




This list is private.

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.



New: The Froth (Open to OC1, OC2, Surfski and Double Surfski) Sunday 8am

The Froth is a new 11-mile longboat endurance race starting and
finishing at the sound side of the Blockade Runner Beach Resort. Paddlers
will leave the Blockade Runner on the Sound Side and travel south toward
Masonboro inlet and making a left, out the inlet and around the south end
jetty, turning north to a buoy on the ocean side of the Blockade Runner
Beach Resort. They will make a left hand turn around the buoy and head back
toward the south end jetty where instead of turning right back onto Bank's
Channel, they will continue straight to the ICWW, turning north (right)
until reaching Mott's Channel and turning right toward the blockade runner
and the finish. This is a water start and finish.


Blockade Runner Beach Resort
275 Waynick Blvd
Wrightsville Beach
North Carolina
28480
United States

When:

Nov 2 to Nov 5, 2017

Where:

Blockade Runner Beach Resort, Waynick Boulevard, Wrightsville Beach, NC