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September 6-8

The OluKai Lowcountry Boil Paddle Battle is proud to partner with the USA SUP National Championships for three incredible days of competitions, as well as a reunion and memorable gathering for the SUP community on Hilton Head Island. The top three women and men finishers in the 200m Sprint Races, 10K Calibogue Cup, and 800m Techincal Races will have their entries for the 2024 ICF SUP World Championships paid in full, and the overall winners will represent Team USA at the World Championships! 


Additional races include The Boil, a 10-mile endurance course circling Pinckney Island, and the 5K Vairo Aloha Cup, a short course for all paddle craft including recreational SUP and kayaks. Spectators and racers are invited to Friday’s Pint Night celebration at Outside Hilton Head, Benny’s Breakfast Party at Benny’s Coastal Kitchen, and to participate in a Pinckney Island National Wildlife Litter Sweep with The Outside Foundation. 




All race proceeds will benefit The Outside Foundation and their Kids In Kayaks scholarship fund. The Kids In Kayaks program is a fun-filled field trip for 7th graders in Beaufort County. Students spend half the day kayaking, and the other half in dockside activities that offer hands-on, science-based learning.



Sprint Races

Friday, September 6, 2024 | 9am | Rowing and Sailing Center                                                                      Racers will compete in 200m Sprint Races in flat water at the Hilton Head Island Rowing and Sailing Center with drinks from Hilton Head Island Coffee Roasters.


Pint Night                                       

Friday, September 6, 2024 | 4pm | Outside Hilton Head Flagship Store

Kick off your Paddle Battle weekend at our Pint Night packet pickup and check-in! Join us for an evening of camaraderie, dollar beers from Lincoln & South Brewing Company, light snacks, and live music. Mingle with fellow paddlers, get your race packets, and soak in the excitement as we prepare for an unforgettable weekend. This is the perfect opportunity to meet your competitors, share paddling stories, and get a taste of the vibrant Hilton Head Island community. All proceeds from Pint Night benefit The Outside Foundation, so raise a glass for a great cause!


Race Day & Benny’s Breakfast Party

Saturday, September 7, 2024 | 9am - 2pm

Rowing and Sailing Center & Benny’s Coastal Kitchen

Experience the thrill of the OluKai Lowcountry Boil Paddle Battle on Race Day! This day promises intense competition and unparalleled excitement against the stunning backdrop of Hilton Head Island’s tidal salt marshes. Whether you're paddling in the 10-mile endurance course "The Boil," tackling the "10K Calibogue Cup," or navigating the "5K Vairo Aloha Cup," there’s a challenge for everyone. Spectators can cheer on the racers from prime viewing spots at Benny’s Coastal Kitchen with a jumbotron showing live race coverage with DJ Monty Jett. Special prizes will be awarded from Julie Jones Fine Art. Don’t miss this action-packed day, celebrating The Outside Foundation’s 10th anniversary with top-notch paddling and community spirit!


Pinckney Island Litter Sweep

September 8, 2024 | 8:00am - 10:30am

Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge  

Race spectators and the local Lowcountry community are invited to a Litter Sweep at Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge with The Outside Foundation, Palmetto Running Company, Hilton Head Trash Heroes, and Keen on Klean. It’s a fantastic way to contribute to the local environment and wrap up a weekend of competitive fun and environmental stewardship. Together, let's give back to the waters we cherish and help keep Hilton Head’s beautiful waterways pristine.


Technical Races

Sunday, September 8, 2024 | 8:30am | The Westin

Racers, cap off your weekend with a burst of speed with Technical Races in the waves of Hilton Head Island. The 800m race will take place right off the beach at The Westin, followed by final awards and celebrations.





• Trophies- top 3 men and women in each division with more than 5 competitors.

• CASH AWARDS dependant on registrations

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2024 marks the 6TH year of the olukai lowcountry boil paddle battle! 

the event WILL BE held at THE ROWING + SAILING CENTER AT SQUIRE POPE COMMUNITY PARK, on skull creek, hilton head island, south carolina 

this event benefits
the outside foundation

The mission of The Outside Foundation is to get kids outside and protect and preserve the local eco-system. The Foundation executes on this mission through their Kids in Kayaks Program, ORRBI Oyster Recycling Program along with ongoing trash pick-ups and community action initiatives. 

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