Mount Pleasant, SC (PRWEB) June 15, 2012
Charleston Watersport in Mount Pleasant, SC knows a thing or two about having fun in the water. For the third year in a row, this South Carolina watersports and surf shop is hosting the Shem Creek SUP Shootout, a stand up paddleboard race benefiting the St. Baldrick's Foundation and their mission of funding childhood cancer research. The only World Paddle Association-points race in South Carolina, this event promises to be a thrilling experience for a charitable cause.
The Shem Creek Shootout takes place this year on July 6 and 7th. The registration party begins at 6pm on July 6th at Red's Icehouse . Racers can expect fierce competition and a test of balance and agility while paddling the stand up paddleboards, and the over 8 mile long course which demands endurance and control. Red's Icehouse is also the location of the post-race party, food and beverage is included in registration.
Many Charleston area residents may be unfamiliar with stand up paddleboarding, also known as SUPs. The sport is a sort of cross between classic surfing and Outrigger Canoeing, with participants standing on the surfboard-shaped paddleboard and propelling themselves with a long outrigger-like paddle. The sport takes agility, balance, and gives a great workout. Each year, the exciting race draws in many newcomers to the sport, and Charleston Watersport offers reasonably priced lessons for anyone who wants to learn the fundamentals of SUP before they get out on the water.
In addition to paddleboards, Charleston Watersport carries surfboards, surfskis, outrigger canoes and a wide variety of apparel and equipment for every watersport imaginable. The store also gives paddleboard lessons and hosts adventure camps for enthusiasts to hone their skills on the water.
About the company:
Charleston Watersport is South Carolina's most complete source for equipment, apparel and accessories. Check out their huge selection of surfboards, Stand Up Paddleboards (SUPs), Surf Ski, apparel and accessories. Interested in learning, check out their group SUP classes, private SUP Lessons and surf lessons. They offer SUP and surfboard rental at 1/2 day, full day, and weekly rates with SUP fitness classes.
They're open 10am to 7pm Monday - Saturday, and 11am to 5pm Sundays. Call or email them anytime at (843) 884-9098 and info(at)charlestonwatersport(dot)com. For daily updates, follow them on Twitter and on Facebook, or visit their website for more information at http://www.charlestonwatersport.com.