The APP World Tour is proud to release its Official Schedule for the 2019 Season that celebrates the major global regions with large scale events that bring together the World’s best, SUP enthusiasts and the global media to celebrate the sport in all its glory.

The below schedule incorporates all stops on the 2019 APP World Tour, with Surfing and Racing included, and spanning the US, South America, Europe, Asia and the Pacific Ocean.

  1. Sunset Beach Pro, Hawaii: 11th – 23rd February
  2. London SUP Open, UK: 17th – 19th May
  3. New York SUP Open, USA: 31st August – 7th September
  4. Osaka SUP Open, Japan: 20th – 22nd September
  5. Pacific Paddle Games, Southern California: 12th – 13th October
  6. Red Bull Heavy Water, San Francisco:15th October – 8th November
  7. Barbados Pro-Am, Barbados: 9th – 17th November
  8. Rio SUP Open, Brazil: 22nd – 24th November
  9. Gran Canaria Pro-Am, Canary Islands: 11th – 18th December

Stay tuned for more detailed information on each event over the coming weeks at www.appworldtour.com and @appworldtour as we build up to what will be a spectacular year for the APP World Tour in 2019.

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Races Include Iconic Locations and City Venues

The 2019 Racing Schedule sees the APP World Tour build on the City Paddle Festival concept that it launched in 2018, with expansion and development around the events in London and New York, and the addition of a new flagship stop in Asia, in the historical and legendary City of Osaka.

Meanwhile, as announced earlier this year, the Pacific Paddle Games joins the line up for 2019 as an Official stop on the APP World Tour, followed on directly by the radical Red Bull Heavy Water event to complete the North American leg for Racing.

The last development for the 2019 Racing season is the addition of Rio de Janeiro as its final stop, where World Champions will be crowned in one of the most exciting Cities in the World.

Here is the 2019 Racing Schedule broken down:

  1. London SUP Open, UK: 17th – 19th May
  2. New York SUP Open, USA: 5th – 7th September
  3. Osaka SUP Open, Japan: 20th – 22nd September
  4. Pacific Paddle Games, Southern California:12th – 13th October
  5. Red Bull Heavy Water, San Francisco: 15th October – 8th November (Holding Period)
  6. Rio SUP Open, Brazil: 22nd – 24th November

In 2019, as was the case in 2017 and ’18, athletes will have the right to replace their Heavy Water result with one of the other Distance results on Tour in terms of World Title calculations, but this will not be in addition to all the other distance races on Tour.

Beyond this special designation for Red Bull Heavy Water, athletes will have the right to one discard out of the remaining 5 events to determine their overall result in their quest for the World Championship Title on the APP World Tour. Stay tuned to www.appworldtour.com and @appworldtour for more info and build up to the 2019 Racing Season on the APP World Tour.

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Surfing Tour Will Include Four Stops

It will be a 4 event season for Surfing on the APP World Tour for 2019, with the return of the epic Sunset Beach Pro in February to open the year, followed by the 2nd annual New York SUP Open out at Long Beach in Long Island.

The Tour then introduces an all new stop in November that will take the world’s best to the magical island of Barbados, and its World famous spot, Soupbowls for stop #3, before heading back to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for the final stop of the Tour to crown the 2019 World Champions.

Here are the Surf Events broken down:

  1. Sunset Beach Pro, Hawaii: 11th – 23rd February
  2. New York SUP Open: 31st August – 5th September
  3. Barbados Pro-Am, Barbados: 9th – 17th November
  4. Gran Canaria Pro-Am, Canary Islands: 11th – 18th December

In 2019, athletes will have the right to one discard out of the 4 events on the Tour Schedule. Stay tuned to appworldtour.com for more info and build up to the 2019 Season on the APP World Tour.

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About the APP World Tour

The APP World Tour is the Professional World Championship Tour for the Sport of Paddlesurfing (also known as SUP / Stand Up Paddling / Paddleboarding), officially sanctioned by the IOC recognized Federation for Surfing Sports, the ISA (International Surfing Association). Re-branded in 2017 as the APP World Tour (previously known as the Stand Up World Tour and Series) the APP has been crowning the sport's World Champions for both Men & Women across Racing and Surfing since 2010.

The APP World Tour produces a complete inventory of programming, including live and post produced broadcasts from its events, with distribution to over 100 countries worldwide via premier global networks such as CBS Sports and Fox Sports Asia & Australia. More Information is available at www.appworldtour.com and fans can follow events @appworldtour on Facebook & Instagram. For more information on the APP's City Paddle Festivals please visit www.citypaddlefestivals.com.