Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Half-Moon Open Ocean Challenge (formerly Bodhi’s Revenge)

Half-Moon Outfitters hosts the Open Ocean Challenge SUP race

 Don't miss out on this great race!  

April 21, 2013

Fishing Pier at Folly Beach, SC [map]

Packet Pickup: Fri. Apr. 19th between 10am-6pm or Sat. Apr. 20th between 10am-6pm at the Half-Moon Outfitters Mt. Pleasant store.

Race Course Map: View the course map (8.5" x 11" PDF - updated 2/27/2013).
Race Start: 9am
Half Moon Open Ocean Challenge (formerly Bodhi’s Revenge) , presented by Half-Moon Outfitters and Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC), comes to Folly Beach, South Carolina on April 21, 2012.

Hot on the heels of the exciting Golden Nugget SUP Race, Half-Moon Open Ocean Challenge is the Charleston area’s only SUP surf slalom and Battle of the Paddle style event.

This event will appeal to intermediate and advanced paddlers as well as spectators. A unique surf-style race to the area, Half-Moon Open Ocean Challenge will feature a slalom surf course with buoy turns in the impact zone. The 2 mile short course will featured one loop with a beach sprint, while the long course will run the route twice with two beach sprints.

The Half-Moon Open Ocean Challenge

The Half-Moon Open Ocean Challenge

The Half-Moon Open Ocean Challenge will benefit the Charleston Waterkeeper. Charleston Waterkeeper is a data-driven, nonprofit organization focused 100% on water quality issues in the Ashley/Cooper River Basin and protecting Charleston's right to swimmable, drinkable, fishable water.   www.charlestonwaterkeeper.org

The race is a World Paddle Association Regional Event, so racers are expected to travel great distances to come to such a distinctive competition.

Register today online at:

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Charleston Area 2013 SUP Race & Event Calendar

Here are some of the events going on in the Charleston area in 2103, so put them on your calendar and start training (or just come for the social aspect).  If you are new to Stand Up or have never raced before, come out!  Races are a great way to meet new people to paddle with and push yourself to a new level.  There are always categories for beginners as well as experienced.

I compiled this list from some messy notes, so if there are any change, additions or mistakes, please let me know.

Hunting Island Adventure Biathlon - March 9
Race Headquarters Higher Ground

Shamrock SUP Race - March 16, 2013
Sponsored by SUP Safaris
Folly River

Patriot Challenge - April 13
Brittlebank Park, Charleston

Half-Moon Open Ocean Challenge (Bohdi's Revenge) - April 21
Presented by Half-Moon Outfitters and Charleston County Parks and Recreation
Folly Beach Pier

East Coast Paddlesports and Outdoor Festival - April 19-21
BIC One Design Challenge
James Island County Park

Half-Moon Tuesday Night Race Series

Shem Creek Shootout - July 13
Shem Creek, Mt. Pleasant

NEW!! Chucktown Showdown - September 13-15
"Battle at the Battery"
Brittlebank Park, Charleston

4th Annual Golden Nugget - October 12
Presented by Half-Moon Outfitters and Charleston County Parks and Recreation
Shem Creek, Mt. Pleasant

SUPer Scary SUP Race -  Oct 26, 12pm-2pm
Sponsored by SUP Safaris
Folly River