SUPtastic Paddleboard Race Rescheduled Due to High Wind Advisory
June 17, 2016 – The Kitty Hawk Surf Company SUPtastic Paddleboard Race, scheduled for this Saturday, June 18, has been canceled due to a high wind advisory that is in effect on the Outer Banks from 11pm this evening until 7pm tomorrow. With 20-to-30 mph winds predicted, and forecasted gusts up to 45 mph, conditions will be unsafe for paddling.

SUPtastic is an annual event on the Manteo Waterfront featuring three- and six-mile races around Roanoke Island Festival Park, followed by lunch and awards at Avenue Waterfront Grille.

The June 18 Manteo event will now merge with SUPtastic 2.0 at Waves Village Watersports Resort in Rodanthe on Saturday, August 13. That race will feature an eight-mile down winder on the Pamlico Sound, as well as a family-friendly paddle with your dog, yard games, and more, followed by lunch and awards at Good Winds Restaurant. For details, including race pre-registration, visit SUPtastic 2.0 is free for the public to watch.


Put your stand up paddleboarding skill to the test on this beautiful 3 or 6 mile course near the downtown Manteo waterfront. This triangular course takes you around Roanoke Island Festival Park and out into the Shallowbag Bay, giving you both a challenging open water paddle along with a more protected canal paddle.

SUPtastic is perfect for beginners and experts alike with three main classes: Recreational, Elite 12’6” and under, and Elite Open. The first class will begin at 10:30 AM.

Register for SUPtastic Manteo HERE >.

Registration Details:

Registration includes entry to the race, a registration bag, special discounts to Kitty Hawk Surf Co and Kitty Hawk Kites, and more! Prizes will be awarded to the top men and women in each class following the race.

You can pre-register online now for $25 (fee will be collected at event). Day of registration is also available at a cost of $35 per participant and will be from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM at the Kitty Hawk Kites store in Manteo.

Father’s Day Special: Pre-register Dad and one other person online for SUPtastic for only $40 and just $50 day of… A savings of up to $20!

Saturday, June 18th

  • 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM / Registration
  • 10:15 AM / Captain’s Meeting for all participants
  • 10:30 AM / Race begins
  • Lunch & Awards at Avenue Grille following race

There will be a limited number of demo boards (at no charge) available for use at SUPtastic if you don’t have your own stand up paddleboard. For more information on SUPtastic, please contact Janet Chesson, Asst. Marketing Director and Event Coordinator, at


Event Date:
June 18, 2016

Event Times:
9:00-10:00 AM Registration
10:30 AM Race

$25 Advance, $35 Day Of

Kitty Hawk Kites
307 Queen Elizabeth Ave
Manteo, NC 27954
(252) 473-2357