Salt Life and Infinity Surf proudly announces the Carolina Pro-Am to be held on April 22-24, 2022, at Wrightsville Beach, NC. For eight year’s the Carolina Pro-Am brings together the top amateurs and the world’s best sup surfers to North Carolina.
The Carolina Pro-Am Presented by Salt Life and Infinity Surf is a three-day Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Surf event, drawing the world’s best Professional and Amateur Paddle Surfers along. In addition, CPA offers the “First Comp” division for first time sup surf competitors, Masters Pro division (40+) and the Bully Board tandem body board division for all levels of competitors and family to enjoy.
Since 2014, the Carolina Pro-Am has attracted the top top amateur and world class competitors including Colin McPhillips (3-time World Longboard Champion), Caio Vaz (2016 APP World Champion), Izzy Gomez (2-time APP World Champion), Emmy Merrill (2-time ISA World Champion), Mo Freitas and Giorgio Gomez. More importantly, the Carolina Pro-Am supports the amateur divisions to help the grow the sport and the local community that has allowed the Carolina Pro-Am to become one of the top sup surfing contests in the country and the longest running Pro-Am event in the world.
With the continued support and recognition provided the World Paddle Association, APP World Tour and many media outlets, the Carolina Pro Am is the SUP surf industries premier events.
We are proud to announce the official event sponsors for the 2021 Carolina Am. Click on the company name for more information:
Presenting Sponsors: Salt Life Apparel and Infinity Sup Co.
Official Apparel Sponsor- Salt Life Apparel
Official Sup board Sponsor- Infinity Sup Co.
Official Hotel-Blockade Runner Beach Resort
Partners- Clotz-Newkirk, Paddle Syndicate, World Paddle Association
Sanctioning Partner- APP World Tour
Official Surf Shop- South End Surf Shop
Official Bullyboard – Wahoo Bullyboard
South of Crystal Pier
S. Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
We will follow all WPA safety guidelines that includes the State and City Covid safety guidelines that may need to be followed. Leashes are MANDATORY while in the water and during competition! This is a city law. Any registered competitor not wearing a leash during the competition days will be disqualified.
Carolina Pro-Am Event Schedule
(all times are divisions are tentative based on conditions)
JUNIORS & FIRST COMP DIVISIONS- will compete on Sunday, April 24th.
Final call with the starting time will be made by 9pm the night before each day of competition. Times and divisions are tentative based on conditions.
Check the Carolina Pro/Am facebook for schedule updates each day.
Friday, April 22nd
First round of the Men’s Pro divisions. Times to be announced.
Saturday, April 23rd- 20-minute heats
8am- Check In
8:20am- Men Open Longboard
9:20am- Mens Open 40-49
10am- Mens Open 18-39
11am- Men Open 50-60
12pm- Men Open Longboard Semi-Final
12:40pm- Men Open Pro Semi-Final
1:20pm- Women Pro Open Semi-final
2:20pm- SUP Squatch Finals
6-9pm- Pro-Am Party, TBA.
Sunday, April 24th
8am- Check In
8:20am- First Comp Men 40+ Final
8:40am- First Comp/Junior 17U Boys Final
9am- Men 50-59+ Open Final
9:20am- Men 18-49 Open Final
9:40am- Women Open Final
10am- Men Open Final
10:20m- Men Pro Masters Final
10:40pm- Women Pro Longboard Final
11am- Men Pro Longboard Final
11:20pm- Bully Board Semi-Finals
12pm- Women Pro Open Final
12:20pm- Men Pro Open Final
1pm- Bully Board Finals
3pm- Awards Ceremony at the Oceanic on Crystal Pier