The 5th annual Chucktown Showdown race in Charleston, SC is right around the corner. Mark it on your calendar for September 16th! The race will benefit Surfers Healing of Folly Beach, South Carolina. The SUP event includes three separate races: The Harbor Course (9 miles), The Battery Course (4 miles), and The Kids SUP Race (1 mile). It’s one of our favorite events of the year! We even make a whole weekend out of it. Charleston is a city like no other. The cobblestone streets are avenues for horse drawn carriages to roam by elegant homes and waterfront views. With so many incredible restaurants tucked around the streets, it’s hard to choose just a few to recommend. However, here at Ian Balding Paddle & Surf, some of our personal favorites are Hall’s Chophouse, Magnolia’s, and Trattoria Lucca. There are plenty of stores if you’re interested shopping, but there are also tours offered if you want to learn more about the history of the town, including Fort Sumter. If you haven’t been to Charleston and are looking for the right time to go, here is your chance to race and have some fun! Online registration for the race ends tomorrow, so click here to register, before it’s too late!