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West Marine set to hold annual paddling event

The sixth annual West Marine Carolina Cup, home to the world’s largest gathering of stand-up paddleboard racers, will take place April 19-24 in Wrightsville Beach, N.C.

The event is considered the official start to the 2016 race season and attracts thousands of paddlers who compete in a variety of races and events designed to test and engage all paddling skill levels.

As part of the event, West Marine will host a paddler’s lounge at the expo site, where paddlers and spectators can gather and relax, and meet the world’s elite paddlers.

For information or to register for the West Marine Carolina Cup, visit the West Marine Carolina Cup website, or find great information about all the latest SUP’s by visiting