Half-Moon Open Ocean Challenge

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Event Total Price (all fees shown)
The Bodhi - 2 Loops SUP
Closed for online registration.
The Johnny Utah - 1 Loop SUP
Closed for online registration.
Volunteer
Closed for online registration.
The Bodhi - 2 Loops - Paddle Board/Prone
Closed for online registration.

Date:

04/21/2013

Time: 9:00AM

Where:

Folly Beach Pier
2nd Street East
Folly Beach, SC29439

Event Director Info:
Janice Fetter
Half-Moon Outfitters
425 Coleman Blvd
Mt Pleasant, SC29464
843-881-9472
email address

SUNDAY'S RACE HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

http://magicseaweed.com/Folly-Beach-Pier-Surf-Report/672/ 

Paddlers, Unfortunately, we are going to cancel this Sunday’s Open Ocean Paddleboard Race.  Sign up and interest has been light and we attribute this to folks training for the Carolina Cup and the reality of  very tough conditions forecasted for this Sunday.

A significant Northeaster has been forecasted for as much as a week now  and MSW has given 100% probability to the likelihood of their being 20 knot + winds coupled with 4.5 ft seas for that morning at 9:00. We hate to postpone, but feel that it  is in the best interest of all involved. We are looking at dates in May including May 18, but this will be subject to the town of Folly Island approving,  and staffing. We will provide immediate refunds to those not willing to wait and see.

 Thank you for your interest in this event, and we hope to see you on the water soon.

Best,

Beezer Molten  

 

 


Policies:

WPA Competitor Rules and Safety 
a) A competitor must be standing while paddling once a race has started until crossing over 
the finish line. A competitor is allowed to sit, lay or kneel to rest without making forward progress. 
If a competitor takes more than five strokes while sitting, laying or kneeling once a race has started
the competitor may be disqualified (DNF). The exception with this would be for safety reasons
where a competitor needs to avoid or may be put into a potentially dangerous situation that 
would put them or others at risk of injury and or property damage. 
 
b) A competitor shall only use the paddle, waves and wind to propel the board forward during 
a race. No outside assistance drafting a vessel not in the race, form of a sail, clothing designed 
to catch wind, or any other speed device not considered the norm to SUP racing is allowed. Boat 
wakes are considered natural conditions unless a competitor is deemed as getting an unfair
advantage over other competitors as with drafting (see drafting rule 4b). 
 
The safety of all participants and competitions is the number one priority of the race director 
and the WPA. Participants shall attend all competitor meetings and race postings to keep 
themselves informed with the typical conditions for the race and also the day of conditions to be 
expected. Race Directors need to warn the competitors of any dangers that could occur and 
where all safety personal will be located on the course during the pre-race competitors meeting. 
Competitors shall be mindful of the hand signals to be used if someone is injured, danger
(paddle in the air, waiving or erect) or in need of help but not injured (hand in the air). 
All competitors should be mindful with any persons that may be in danger during the course of the 
race and should assist or help get safety staff attention. 
 

Packet Pickup:

Packet Pick Up:

Friday, April 19       10:00am -6:00pm

Saturday, April 20  10:00am-5:00pm

Half-Moon Outfitters, 425 Coleman Blvd, Mt. Pleasant, SC   29464     843-881-9472

 

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Website:

www.halfmoonoutfitter.com


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