This event is one of our favorites because it’s on beautiful Lake Norman, serves some of our great local charities, and is typically the first water event of the summer season!
My Aloha Paddle & Surf, Inc. in partnership with Charlotte Cycleboats, LLC and the Southern Stoke Series, will host the 7th Annual Stand Up Paddle Board Race and fundraiser to benefit six local charities and one International foundation, and will be held on Lake Norman May 5th, 2018, at Port City Club in Cornelius, NC. The events on Saturday morning will feature Elite (6.2 Miles) and Recreational (2+miles) races, kid’s races, and open class paddle crafts, which includes kayaks, Surfskis, OCs, etc. All races are open to the public with some prior Paddle craft experience. Limited paddleboard rentals will be available on a first-reserve basis. Nathan Champion and Daniel Ancheta will be the local race directors for this growing tradition in Charlotte. “We are extremely excited to partner with the Southern Stoke series” said Champion. Race host, Rob Bennett stated, “Paddleboard races are special because they allow us to help others, have fun, and getting more people introduced to this amazing water sport. I look forward to seeing everyone on the water May 5th!” This fundraising event will begin Saturday morning with racers checking starting at 7am, the Silent Auction is opening at 7:30am with the Elite and Recreational races to follow. The races will continue from 8am to 10:45am followed by the ‘Live’ Auction at 11:00am and the awards ceremony will begin at 11:15am and will be followed by a luau lunch graciously provided by Port City Club, which continues to be the key supporter of this event and featuring the Island Hula Girls along with island music, food, and fun activities for all ages.