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West Marine to Giveaway SUP Package at 6th Annual West Marine Carolina Cup

One lucky winner will walk away with a new SUP valued at nearly $1,600

Watsonville, CA, April 13, 2016 –The 6th Annual West Marine Carolina Cup, home to the world’s largest gathering of stand-up paddleboard (SUP) racers, takes place April 19-24 in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. As part of the event festivities — considered to be the official kick-off for the 2016 SUP race season — West Marine will hold a SUP giveaway valued at nearly $1,600 that includes a 12’6” Surftech Sport Touring TekEfx SUP.

Event-goers interested in entering to win simply must visit the West Marine/Surfstow tent onsite at the Carolina Cup and have their photo taken. A random winner will be drawn April 24 from all those who entered and take home the grand prize.

“West Marine is a big supporter of the SUP community, so it just made sense that we’d be the title sponsor for the Carolina Cup — an event that’s revered by paddlers all over the world,” says Laura Barry, West Marine Senior Marketing Manager. “Our SUP giveaway offers one lucky winner an opportunity to get out on the water and experience the joys of SUP at any age or skill level. We’re proud to help facilitate our customers’ amazing moments on the water, be it boating, sailing, fishing or paddling.”

The West Marine Carolina Cup is a haven for die-hard paddlers eager to take on the infamous “Graveyard” course, with its challenging 13.2-miles of intense paddling. The Graveyard Elite Race attracts the world’s most elite paddlers who battle it out on both SUPs and prone paddleboards in the hopes of winning the cup title.

But the event isn’t just for experts; it offers something for everyone, with paddlers of all ages and skill levels welcome to try their hand at any number of races and events scheduled throughout the weekend, including everything from the Harbor Island 3.5-mile Recreational Race to Sunday’s “Kids Race,” designed for paddlers ages seven to 14 years old.

West Marine Carolina Cup “Demo Days” run onsite April 22-24. Here, folks can try out the latest and greatest gear from the newest board, paddle and accessories manufacturers, presented by the Carolina Paddleboard Company.

For more 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 SUPs by visiting www.westmarine.com/stand-up-paddleboards.


About West Marine
Each person has a unique connection to the water. At West Marine (westmarine.com, NASDAQ: WMAR), our knowledge, enthusiasm and products prepare waterlife adventurers to foster that connection and explore their passions. With more than 260 stores located in 38 states and Puerto Rico and an eCommerce website reaching domestic, international and professional customers. West Marine is recognized as a leading Waterlife Outfitter for cruisers, sailors, anglers and paddlesports enthusiasts. Since first opening our doors in 1968, WestMarine associates continue to share the same love for the water as our customers and provide helpful advice on the gear and gadgets they need to be safe and have fun.

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