Wrightsville Beach Attracts Top Ranked Surfing and Standup Paddleboard Events 

As one of the premier watersports destinations in the country and the pioneer of East Coast surfing, it’s a natural place to hold surfing competitions and standup paddleboard events.   There are pro-am surf fests and a Wahine Classic surf competition attracting all levels of female surfers.  Professionals compete in a standup paddleboard and surfing pro-am tournament with the largest prize purse on the East Coast. The Carolina Cup, held every spring, was crowned as one of the world’s five major standup paddleboard races.

There’s something for every watersport competitor or spectator here to enjoy.