One of the biggest SUP Race events in the US and in the world, the Carolina Cup took place last week-end in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. A few international athletes who had been pretty discreet since the kick-off the season, took the opportunity to show they were just training hard !
1. The Podiums
Women's Graveyard Race
1. ANNABEL ANDERSON – 02:49:13.4 32
2. JENNY KALMBACH – 02:49:19.5 30
3. LINA AUGAITIS – 02:49:24.9 33
Men's Graveyard Race
1. DANNY CHING 02:23:56.5 30
2. GEORGES CRONSTEADT 02:24:32.4 33
3. TRAVIS GRANT 02:25:01.2 31
2. Danny Ching
Danny Ching's finish :
Danny Ching's interview after the race by SUP MAG:
3. Annabel Anderson
Women's top 3 finishers : Annabel Anderson, Jenny Kalmbach and Lina Augaitis
Annabel Anderson's interview after the race by SUP MAG:
Georges Cronsteadt (2nd) interview after the Carolina CUP race by SUP MAG.
4. Dave Kalama
Dave Kalama's inspirational speech was one of the most expected moments of the Carolina Cup week-end. The Hawaiian waterman gave a 10 minute speech on the reasons for not quitting recounting one of his hardest times on the water during the 2009 Molokai race.
A nice video hightligh by the Sunplay team: