Events of the Month: April 2019

Air France Paddle Festival 2018. | Photo: Paddle League / Georgia Schofield Air France Paddle Festival 2018. | Photo: Paddle League / Georgia Schofield

Attending a standup paddle boarding event is one of the best ways to enjoy the sport. It’s the perfect place to be introduced to the sport as a spectator, it’s a great place to learn and try new products, and it’s also a great way to connect with those who enjoy the sport just as much as you do. If you’re looking for an event to attend this month check out our list of SUP events in April below.

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SUP Events in April 2019
  • Blake Real Estate's PADDLE THE BAY 2019
  • Rincon Beach Boy Race
  • Air France Paddle Festival
  • Florida Cup
  • The 24 Paddle
  • Carolina ProAm
  • Carolina Cup
  • Tiber Tour
  • Tuck Fest

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 A Comparison

April SUP Events in 2019


Date Event Location Use Skill Entry Fee Purse
4/6/2019 Blake Real Estate's PADDLE THE BAY 2019 Safety Harbor, Florida race/charity Beginner+ $45 $0
4/6/2019 Rincon Beach Boy Race Rincon, Puerto Rico race/charity Beginner+ $50-$80 $11,000
4/6/2019 Air France Paddle Festival Papeete, Tahiti race Beginner+ €80 $28,000
4/13/2019 Florida Cup Treasure Island, Florida race Beginner+ $60 $0
4/13/2019 The 24 Paddle Multi-city charity Beginner+ $0 $0
4/20/2019 Carolina ProAm Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina surf Intermediate+ $45-$170 $15,000
4/24/2019 Carolina Cup Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina race/demo/clinic Intermediate+ $100+ TBD
4/25/2019 Tiber Tour Umbria, Italy race/river Intermeidate+ €40/day $0
4/25/2019 Tuck Fest Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina race/yoga/river/demo Beginner+ $45 $0


April 2019 Paddle Boarding Events


Blake Real Estate's PADDLE THE BAY 2019

paddle the bayPaddle For Kids Corp hosts the annual "PADDLE THE BAY" races and festival to raise awareness for newborn screening so that our babies can be cured before it might be too late. Your support will go towards efforts of making sure that every newborn child in the U.S. undergoes comprehensive and effective screening for a variety of diseases that are usually hidden at birth. This paddlefest is not only a super fun competitive race, it's also a super fun day out for all those involved! With great music, tasty food, frosty cold beverages and a 60 foot waterslide! This paddle festival truly has something fun for everyone!.

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Rincon Beach Boy Race

rincon beach boy pc angelo corderoRincon Beachboy, Inc. is a non-profit organization, based in Rincon, whose purpose is to promote the sport of "Stand Up Paddleboard". The famous paddle board race along the beautiful rincoeña coast is celebrated annually as a summit activity. Since its inception in 2009 the event has enjoyed the full support of the community and local and international enthusiasts of this new sport.

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Air France Paddle Festival

air france tim mckenna photoLocated in one of the most beautiful places on earth, the Air France Paddle Festival is not only an event for the elite but is an event that hosts races for kids and amateur paddlers alike. The event is one of the largest, if not the largest race in the South Pacific and really aims to be an all-inclusive event that is fun for the entire family. With a vendor village, music, a beautiful white sand beach and more, this event is one that is not to be missed.

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Florida Cup

florida cupThe 7th annual Florida Cup presented by Visit St. Pete Clearwater is a race that will highlight the best paddling conditions in Florida. The Florida Cup will challenge Elite participants in the gulf and the intercoastal waters. The open race will be set to the best conditions offered on race day. There will be races for the elite paddlers, recreational enthusiasts, and kids. As a championship event it will draw contestants from across the United States.

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The 24 Paddle

24 paddleThe 24-hour paddle is a marathon/relay of sorts that is hosted across 30 cities. It is a charity event that raises money for victims of cancer and families struggling with medical bills and care. This isn't a race; no admission will be charged for the event, and our new State Park Manager C. Smith has generously offered to waive entrance fees for participants and volunteers for the duration of the event, and beach camping by the Dig Paddlesports shop is FREE for participants and volunteers, as well.

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Carolina ProAm

carolina pro amThe fifth annual SUP Surf event brings together the top amateurs and the world’s best sup surfers to North Carolina. This contest will serve as an APP World Tour Qualifying event promoted by the World Paddle Association (WPA). The Salt Life Carolina Pro-Am is a two-day Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Surf event, drawing the world’s best Professional and Amateur Paddle Surfers and offers a $15,000 prize purse.

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Carolina Cup

carolina cup 2018 travis grant pc g schofieldThe 2019 Carolina Cup is in its ninth year and is a week-long event featuring over a dozen clinics and 5 races. On Friday, there are several fun clinics. On Saturday, there is a 3.5-mile Harbor Island Recreational race, 6.5-mile Money Island Open Race, the dreaded 13-mile Graveyard Elite Race and The Graveyard Outrigger and Surfski race. On Sunday, the Kids Race. In 2016, the Carolina Cup was the largest race on the East Coast with over 900 paddlers competing in races and participating in clinics. In 2015, the Carolina Cup became the largest and most competitive SUP race in the world. The Carolina Cup will be the 1st race of 5 to qualify for the APP & WPA SUP Qualifying Series.

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Tiber Tour

tiber tourThe XXXIX TiberTour is a 7 days river tour for paddlers, cyclists, walkers. Participants usually come from many European countries. The TiberTour aims to promote sport, nature, tourism through healthy and respectful understanding of the environment; there is no competition. The atmosphere of the TiberTour is joyful, but orderly. All are welcome, but it will be best for those who are adaptable, able to go it alone, ready to help and kind towards others.

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Tuck Fest

tuck festTuck Fest is a multi-day festival that celebrates the outdoor lifestyle through competitions, exhibitions, demos, and live music at the U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC), located in Charlotte, North Carolina. The festival features a variety of outdoor competitions that include trail running, kayaking, biking, climbing, stand-up paddleboarding, obstacle, and adventure racing. In six years, Tuck Fest has grown from 14,000 attendees in 2013 to over 55,000 attendees in 2018. The name “Tuck Fest” comes from the Tuckaseegee Ford and Trail, a historical landmark located at the USNWC..

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