The Carolina Cup, since it’s inception, has been one of those magic events aimed at giving new and veteran SUP racers a chance to conjugate and challenge themselves in a variety of courses and conditions. We have always had our team present for clinics and, of course, to compete and this year is no different. We are excited that this year there are special events and clinics involved a number of QB’s athletes. So here is a quick scoop on the goings on with Quickblade at the Cup. The link for ALL of these clinics (and race registration) is HERE
LAZY DOG 3 Day Paddle Yoga Training with WPA Level 3 Certification
Wednesday April 20 Through Friday April 22, 8am – 4pm
One of our favorite retailers, the Lazy Dogs, are putting on a three day Yoga teaching course. In addition to learning SUP Yoga you will walk away with a WPA Level 3 Certification which will give you all you need to launch your own SUP Yoga Practice. Contact lead instructor Tara McCabe at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 305.433.1234 with questions and to request loaner equipment (otherwise bring your own board, paddle and PFD)
Larry Cain Clinic (Limited to 7 Paddlers)
Wednesday April 20, 9:45am – 4:00pm / Thursday April 21 9:45am – 4pm
Certainly if he can win a Gold medal and coach the Canadian Olympic team, then he might know a thing or two about paddling. This insane clinic includes both classroom and on water instruction, video analysis and in-depth one on one instruction with one of the legends of both Canoe/Kayak and SUP
Travis Grant ONE ON ONE Clinics
Thursday April 21, 8:30a – 11am / Thursday April 21, 12pm – 2:30pm / Thursday April 21, 3pm – 5:30pm
Travis Grant is THE paddler. OC, SUP, Surfski – you name it. Multiple Molokai wins, winner of last year’s Carolina Cup, Collaborator on the widely popular Trifecta paddle – Travis is known as the nicest guy in SUP. Or as Jamie Mitchell called him, right now, the world’s best paddler. This is a rare chance to work ONE ON ONE with Travis.
Travis Grant Paddle Clinics (Limited to 7 Paddlers)
Friday April 22, 8:30-11:30am
Full immersion clinic with Travis Grant, limited to 7 paddlers giving you insight from one of the top (if not THE) top SUP racers on the planet. If winning last year’s Cup was not enough, he went on to win one of the toughest Molokai races in years. This clinic will give you plenty of one on one attention to work out the finer parts of the SUP stroke with one of the all around masters of paddling.
Foot Work Clinic with Candice Appleby (presented by Purps)
Thursday April 21, 1pm – 3pm
Some forgot that before SUP, Candice Appleby was (and still is) one of the top woman longboard surfers in the country. Foot moves on a longboard are not all show, they actually are used to maneuver and trim the board- to accelerate and decelerate. With SUP – this becomes CRITICAL. It is the difference between winning and losing some races, paddling down wind, and handling your board in the surf. In this clinic, one of the masters and most decorated women in SUP, Candice will take you through the paces (pun intended) on how to gain confidence walking the board to improve your performance
Kids Clinic and Pizza Party with Team Quickblade
Friday April 22, 10am – 11:30am
Jim Terrell and members of the QB team will be on hand to teach kids the basics of HAVING FUN with our fun clinic that includes beach starts, buoy turns and other techniques. In addition to being the mad scientist Jimmy is one of the most celebrated Canoe and Kayak coaches having coached many teams out of Newport Aquatic Center. This is a great chance for your kids to learn from one of the best and a cast of amazing paddlers.
SPECIAL EVENT!! SEE CASPER’s AWARD WINNING FILM – STANDING ON WATER!!
April 21 7:30pm @ Epic Food Company FREE
1113 Military Cutoff Road, Suite F
Wilmington, NC 28405