A new race course. Higher entry fees. I can't complain though, Coastal Urge runs an impressive event and it's worth every penny. We're lucky to have such a first class event in our own backyard.
The race is open to everyone
EJ and Brandi will be doing the paddle clinic.
The new PRO's only Waterman Challenge, following the SUP race on the same day. (I wish I could do the windsurf and kitesurfing legs)
Coastal Urge’s 1st Annual Waterman’s Challenge is a race incorporating kiteboarding, standup paddleboarding, windsurfing, and OC-1. This is an invite-only race with the top board, paddle, kite, and sail manufacturers in the world competing against each other. They will be utilizing their best waterman or woman to test their skills in all four disciplines.
The Waterman’s Challenge will be held on the afternoon of May 15th 2010 at Wrightsville Beach, NC. The exact location is beach access #33 in front of the Blockade Runner Beach Resort on the Atlantic Ocean. Proceeds benefit SUP Cleanup.
Invited: Airush, Bark, Bic, Best, C4 Waterman, Cabrinha, F-1, Flexifoil, Hobie, Jimmy Lewis, Kialoa, Liquid Force, Mistral, Naish, North Kiteboarding, North Sails, Ohana, Oxbow, Paddle Surf Hawaii, Quick Blade , RRD, Rusty, Sandwich Island Composites, Slingshot, Starboard, Surftech, Wainman Hawaii, Werner.