Jimmy Lewis Europe Team, present to the Carolina Cup 2016, one of the the most popular and famous event in the WORLD SUP scene.
Martino used for the race the new JL Sidewinder 14’x25″ that is a super fast and super stable in every condition.
The Carolina Cup takes place in Wrightsville Beach in North Carolina, where SUP and SURF are practiced by everybody. The days before the race owever you can see both the ocean and the river full of paddlers, and this is an amazing view. In Wrightsville Beach Martino was supported by the Jimmy Lewis Canada and the Northern Sup crew headed by Brent Ackland.
More than 800 participants were present, but best of all thousand of supporters are there.
The pro race was 23 km, 10 in ocean and 13 in the river.  The ocean was calm, but a small beach break made the starting line really interesting as you can see on the picture.
Martino stayed up with the front train of the best 20 riders for almost 6 km before the rounding of the northern buoy where the draft pack headed into the Mason Inlet “washing machine”.
There, cause of his inexperience and the less knowledgethe of the race, he made some several mistakes and lost the leading pack.
The race was long and in the flat channel Martino, had working with the multi Olympic medalist Larry Cain, to catch the riders foward.  He got the 25th place in one of the most important race of the world, and he’s really happy for this.  These are the words of Martino at the end of the race:
“I’m really glad to be here, it was an honor to represent Jimmy Lewis in a such prestigious competition.  It was a fantastic experience.
I hope it should be a formative experience in my growth in the SUP.  Next year I wish to be here again, with the hope to improve my level”.

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