The Carolina Cup is not just a race, it’s a Festival
April 18-22
Wrightsville Beach, NC

The 8th annual Carolina Cup is the East Coast’s largest festival that attracts thousands to Wrightsville Beach for paddle races, clinics, product expos and entertainment. What makes the Carolina Cup special is that it brings together elite international athletes with hundreds of weekend warriors and first time paddlers.

Quiksilver Waterman has had a long association with the SUP community and their elite team of athletes have become icons throughout the world. It’s no surprise that the Cup has attracted the support of Quiksilver as the title sponsor for the 2018 races.


“We are honored to have them on board and this is a great match. The Carolina Cup is a preeminent international paddle race festival, and Quiksilver is a global provider of exceptional products to the paddle and the watersports community.” — Mark Schmidt, Race Director, Carolina Cup

All races will begin and end at Blockade Runner Beach Resort, official resort of the Carolina Cup.

“We are stoked to be a part of this great event. This year we’re launching our new line of performance apparel and technical paddle gear designed to be worn in and around the water. Supporting the Carolina Cup is a great way to showcase these new products over five days of fun and epic paddling competition.” — Pat Fraley, Division Manager, Quiksilver Waterman

Photos courtesy Quiksilver Waterman and The Carolina Cup