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
Evelyn O'Doherty, owner & publisher of the new Standup Journal 2.0, worked her way up the ranks in the world of stand up paddling. A former surfer gone rogue, Evelyn stepped onto a SUP for the first time in 2009 when a plaguing neck injury kept her out of the water from surfing. Discovering the core benefits and expanded perspective on the water that stand up paddling brings, Ev immediately was hooked. She became a strong SUP racer in the North East and a year-round SUP surfer, gathering multiple top brand sponsorships including becoming a team rider for Starboard SUP and a national ambassador for Kialoa, as well as celebrating all aspects of the sport with additional brand ambassadorships including lululemon athletica, Clif Bar, Cobian, Kaenon & Indo Board. Her love of watersports and commitment to advocacy in preserving our marine environments led to a short film made with The Nature Conservancy as part of their Clean Water initiatives on Long Island, NY, called "A New Perspective". Evelyn just keeps paddling. Today, she's stepped up to take over the helm at Standup Journal after having worked for the magazine for 2 years as senior online editor. Her dedication and belief in the power of print to immerse readers in the watersports they love even if they don't have access to the water in a daily existence plus a powerful desire to spotlight the amazing people doing rad sh*t on the water is what drives her vision for Standup Journal 2.0. Evelyn welcomes the conversation about how to make the magazine benefit as many people as possible and encourages feedback, letters to the editor and communication at editor@standupjournal.com . Now, as owner/publisher for Standup Journal., Evelyn continues to live in East Hampton NY where she has daily access to the water. When the swell is working, you can find her in Montauk rattling around in her Ford Ranger surfboards hanging out the back headed for points East.