2018 Quiksilver Waterman’s Carolina Cup schedule

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It’s HERE.  The anticipated East Coast kick-off to the 2018 Sup Racing season.  We are excited to announce the Quiksilver Waterman’s Carolina Cup is the 2nd stop of the Paddle League’s World Tour and will be featured LIVE online on Paddle League’s Facebook page.

Lots of new developments as racers from all over the world begin to arrive, host pro clinics and we see the Elite Women carting around 14′ raceboards for the main event, the Graveyard.

Here is a quick rundown of the schedule and what to expect over the next few days.

Carolina Cup aerial blockade runner North Carolina
The gathering of the tribe, the sharing of stoke & technique, discussions on new equipment choices, clinics, privates, demos and so much more are a part of the Quiksilver Waterman’s Carolina Cup experience.

Carolina Cup:   Thursday, April 19th

8:00am – 5:00pm
Various Clinics at Blockade Runner Beach Resort

10:00am – 5:00pm
Free Go Foil Sound Exhibition featuring demos Dave Kalama, Austin Kalama, Connor Baxter and Zane Schweitzer

4:00pm – 5:30pm
Welcoming Social hosted by Surftech at the Blockade Runner Cottage

Movie Night Presented by Quiksilver Waterman at Waterman’s Brewing Co.  –  “Journey of the Waterman” with Guest Speaker Jamie Mitchell

Jamie Mitchell Journey of the Waterman
Jamie Mitchell will be on hand at the Showing at the Waterman’s Brewing Co., Thursday, April 19th at 6PM.

Carolina Cup:  Friday, April 20th

8:00am – 5:00pm
Various Clinics at Blockade Runner Beach Resort

10:00am – 5:00pm
Expo and Demos at Blockade Runner Beach Resort

12noon – 7:00pm
Packet Pickup and Registration at Blockade Runner Beach Resort

4:00pm – 7:00pm
Opening Reception and Movie Night at Blockade Runner Beach Resort

5:30 – 6:00pm
Tropical Smoothie Cafe Kid Social with smoothies provided by Tropical Smoothie Cafe at Blockade Runner Beach Resort on the Oceanside Lawn

Official Autograph Signing at Blockade Runner Beach Resort on the Oceanside Lawn

Movie Clip from GOFOIL with Dave Kalama

425Pro is a new brand making a move in the 2018 industry market. Can’t wait to see how it all shakes out in the Graveyard!

Carolina Cup:  Saturday, April 21st

Expo Opens

Harbor Island Recreational race: 3.5-mile flatwater race for first-time to intermediate paddleboarder

Money Island Open race: 6.5-mile flatwater race designed for the intermediate to advanced paddler

Graveyard Elite race: grueling 13.2-mile ocean and flatwater race for the elite and professional paddleboard racers

12noon – 4:00pm
Demos and Live Entertainment with Jesse Stockton and The Dream Machine at Blockade Runner Beach Resort

Banquet Food for Participants

Autograph Signing hosted by Maui Jim at Maui Jim tent


7:00pm – 10:00pm
Naked Turtle Rum After Party at Bluewater Waterfront Grill

Carolina Cup Graveyard Elite race start
Let’s get this party started! 2018 Quiksilver Waterman’s Carolina Cup

Carolina Cup:  Sunday, April 22nd

9:00am – 12:00pm
Expo and Demo

Longboat Graveyard race: 13.2-mile race exclusively for Elite OC-1, OC-2, Surfski and Double-Ski

Kids Race: open for children ages 7 to 14

Awards (approximate time – will be held 1 hour after Longboat Graveyard race)

Various Clinics at Blockade Runner Beach Resort


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Evelyn O'Doherty, editor & publisher of the new Standup Journal 2.0 is a former school teacher gone rogue. She left her career as a teacher in order to spend more time near or on the water after learning to surf turned her life around (upsidedown?). She is a year-round surfer and paddler living on the eastern tip of Long Island in NY who is a certified SUP instructor, seasoned SUP racer and avid longboard surfer. Evelyn was hired as Online Editor to Standup Journal in 2016. Her passion for the project quickly led to her success and eventually taking over the mag herself in Oct. 2018. Today, as editor, publisher and chief bottle washer at Standup Journal, Evelyn keeps her toes wet writing, traveling, paddling, surfing, and learning to foil. You can find her most days paddling out on Gardiner's Bay or surfing Ditch Plains in Montauk, NY.