Carolina Cup Clinics

This year, Puakea Designs will be hitting the road and headed to the Carolina Cup, April 22-26, 2015!

The Carolina Cup has become the largest paddling race on the East Coast. As a five day event, they have clinics from all the experts in the field, a variety of races and lots of fun.

Puakea Designs will be apart of two clinics this year, in partnership with Annabel Anderson. Find out more below and register at Paddle Guru!



When: 9-12

Where to meet: Blockade Runner Lobby

Spots: Limited to 20 paddlers

Price: $ 125

Description: World #1, Annabel Anderson, and legendary paddling coach, Johnny Puakea, will take you through the foundations of the SUP stroke, from the ground up. A combination of dry-land and on-water work will cover the key biomechanics to set you up for a successful and injury free paddling season, including a detailed analysis and correction of all aspects of your stroke.  Also covered: tips and exercises to prevent overuse injury; correct fitting of equipment, swag bag and FREE LUNCH. Enrollment includes a detailed video analysis and individual stroke prescription for you to take home. Make sure to bring a paddle, standup paddleboard, hydration, PFD, and appropriate clothing.

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When: 3-6

Where to meet: Blockade Runner Lobby

Spots: Limited to 20 paddlers

Price: $85

Description: Ever got to the start line flustered? Has the gun blown and your heart felt like it couldn’t beat any faster or maybe it feels like there is a herd of butterflies having a boxing match in your stomach? Ever wondered what your performance may have been like had you been able to manage some of these  emotions and make the most of your training and preparation? You’re not alone. During this 3-hours class, Annabel Anderson hard work and hours of preparation add up to a personal best Carolina Cup performance. Moreover, you will gain an arsenal of tools to use in your upcoming events this summer. Includes a combination of classroom and water based activities, a swag bag and a work book to take home. Come prepared to paddle! Make sure to bring a paddle, standup paddleboard, hydration, PFD, and appropriate clothing.

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Our team rider, Danny Ching, will also be doing a clinic! More info below.



When: 2-4

Where: Blockade Runner Beach Resort Sound Side Gazebo

Price: $150

Spots: 30

Description: The Carolina Cup is excited to announce that Danny Ching will be conducting a stroke clinic sponsored by 404 this year. Danny is one of the worlds top paddle athletes and waterman and 3x Carolina Cup Elite Mens Champion. Danny will be conducting his clinic with on water instruction where each paddler will learn proper stroke technique. Video will be taken of each paddler’s stroke and after the on water session Danny will critique and make suggestions for what you will need to work on to make your stroke more efficient. Yes that is correct 2 hours with the defending Carolina Cup champion, multiple World OC-1 Champion, Multiple Battle of the Paddle Champion.

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See you there!