May 9, 2014

Standup paddleboard racers to compete on Lake Norman

Events will benefit Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation and Surfrider Foundation

Elite and recreational standup paddleboard racers will compete in respective events on Lake Norman Saturday morning to benefit the non-profit Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation.

Hosted by Aloha Paddle & Surf Inc. at Port City Club in Cornelius, “Stand Up for the Catawba” will run from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Events also will benefit the non-profit Surfrider Foundation dedicated to protecting oceans and beaches.

Festivities begin with a meet-and-greet from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and a night paddle from 8 to 9:30 p.m.

Saturday’s elite and recreational races are open to the public and begin after an 8 a.m. safety meeting. The Elite race is sanctioned by the World Paddleboard Association.

Racers should register at paddleboardcharlotte.com. My Aloha is sponsoring a raffle for a Kau’i paddleboard with a retail value of $1,300. Tickets are $10, with all proceeds benefiting the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation, and are available at http://bit.ly/1gfYfVp.

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