North Carolina

North Carolina has made a name for itself as a hub of stand up paddling activity along the East Coast. There are more than 300 miles of beaches on the barrier islands alone just beckoning to be visited. Paddlers have the option of choosing between the protected intracoastal waterways inside the barrier islands or hopping outside for a cruise along the Atlantic. Gradually moving inland, the state boasts numerous rivers and expansive sounds tailor made for stand up paddling.