Join SUP mag At The Front of the Pack

It’s not just the 80-degree heat steeped in 77 percent humidity of sticky sea salt that makes the April air in Wrightsville Beach, NC so heavy. It’s the energy of our entire industry of enthusiasts—elite and amateur athletes, brands and all the fans in between—communed on this sliver of sand for the 2016 West Marine Carolina Cup presented by Surftech. We wouldn’t miss it for the world, or the world’s day (Happy Earth Day, by the way), and we’re here to cover it from all angles.

We’re doing it LIVE!

In deed, ladies and gents, we are doing it live. Very live. We ventured across the contiguous U.S. to cover tomorrow’s season opener in real-time, onsite, in the flesh.

Five courses of coverage

Tomorrow’s special: Twitter, Insta, Facebook, Facebook Live and

SUP spent all morning traveling around Wrightsville Beach, scouting routes and establishing angles to bring you complete coverage of tomorrow’s main event—the hallowed Graveyard Elite Race. Tomorrow, we’ll be onsite tracking the action and dishing out real-time content across Facebook and Instagram. We’ll have exclusive interviews, results from the finish line, a recap and a gallery from our staff cameras trained on the track.

How to Follow

For the full experience….

Facebook: @SUPthemag

Facebook Live: This year we’ll be covering the race with real-time updates via Facebook Live, tracking the pack with the help of his trusty OneWheel. It’s going to be one outrageous webcast.

To catch our Facebook Live webcasts, visit @SUP the mag on Facebook for the opening rundown just before the race kicks off (10am EST), then keep a lookout for updates announcing Live update times throughout the race and at the finish (around 12pm), where we’ll be chatting with the champions.

Instagram: @supthemag

Twitter: @SUPthemag

Preview: What to expect from the 2016 Carolina Cup

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