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STOKED To GO OUT Pier-to-Pier Swim

Wrightsville beach, nc

Stay tuned for 2020 details

9 AM

The Stoked To Go Out open water swim is just under 2 miles. It is approx. 1.7 miles between the piers along with a beach start and finish. Online registration is $38 and includes a t-shirt and swim cap. There is an additional $5 online sign up fee for the sanctioning of the event.


Note: race direction will be determined on race day.

Note: race direction will be determined on race day.

Race direction will be determined on race day and announced at check-in at Wrightsville Beach Park. Shuttle transportation will be located at packet pickup Saturday morning. The first shuttle will be at 7:15 AM and the last running at 8:30 AM. Please do not wait until 8:30 AM for we will have limited space available. The race briefing will take place at 8:50 AM and the race start will be at 9:00 AM sharp. We will begin running the shuttle from the race finish back to the park after the awards. 

We will be transporting bags from the race start to the finish, but will not be providing trash bags in 2019. Please plan on bringing a bag and adding an attachment showing your race number to it prior to leaving it with us.

You must be 11 years old on race day to participate.


AWARDS will be given in the following categories:  

Overall Male, Overall Female, Overall Masters Male (40+), Overall Masters Female (40+)

Top 3 male and female in the following age groups:  

11-12, 13-14, 15-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & Over


All registered swimmers will be required to wear the race swim cap and timing chip provided. The timing chip must be returned at the finish of the race. The course will be patrolled on the beach by the super awesome Ocean Beach Rescue lifeguards, race marshals in kayaks in the water, and the US Coast Guard. Race day decisions by any of these individuals will be for your safety. To ensure all swimmers are accounted for, anyone deciding not to race after picking up their packet or who exit the water during the race prior to the finish must report to the finishing beach to notify a race official and to return your timing chip. 


Mid-May Wrightsville Beach water temperature is typically in the low 70's.

  • If the water temperature is 67.9 degrees or lower – wetsuits will be required.

  • If the water temperature is between 68 degrees and 78 degrees – Participants opting to wear a wetsuit will be assessed a 3-minute penalty. 

  • If the water temperature is 78.1 degrees or higher – wetsuits are prohibited.


In the event of inclement weather the Grey Liston Memorial Swim will be postponed in hopes the bad weather will pass. If it does not pass in time to complete the event safely in the original or modified format, the event will be cancelled. If cancelled due to an Act of God or other circumstance beyond the race directors control there will be no refunds, credits, or transfers. rest assured your entry fee is going towards putting on a safe and fun event and all proceeds will find there way into the Grey Liston Endowment Scholarship for the UNC Wilmington Swim & Dive program.

2019 carolina swim series

Stoked To Go Out is part of the Carolina Swim Series.

  • Stoked to Go Out - May 18 @ Wrightsville Beach, NC

  • Lure of the Lake - June 14 @ Lake Lure, NC

  • Swim CB - July 14 @ Carolina Beach, NC

  • Racin’ The Basin - August 18 @ Kure Beach, NC

  • Holy City Swim Jam - Sept 7 @ Isle of Palms, SC

  • Pier-to-Pier - September 14 @ Wrightsville Beach, NC

  • Swim the Loop - September 29 @ Wrightsville Beach, NC

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DAY BEFORE Registration / Packet Pick Up

Toad Hollow

260 Racine Dr.
Wilmington, NC 28404
910 799 2719


Race Day Registration / Packet Pick Up 

Wrightsville Beach Park
Race Registration: 7-8 AM
Packet Pick Up until 8:30 AM

321 Causeway Dr.
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480


Swim START* / Finish*

Crystal Pier

703 S. Lumina Avenue
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

* to be decided on race day


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We will happily reward you with coffee, donuts and a high five. Please drop us a note that you can help. stokedtogoout@gmail.com

thank you to our sponsors