Event: New York SUP Open

Dates: 15th September, 2018

Location: Pier 25, Hudson River Park, New York City

SEPT 15, 2018


6:00am - 9:00pm

New York, US

The USA’s largest SUP Festival hosted right in the heart of New York City, featuring Participation at every level, an Official stop on the APP World Championship Tour as well as live music, entertainment, yoga and much more.

Grasp the opportunity to take part in the ultimate bucket list experience paddling around the Statue of Liberty in the company of fellow enthusiasts and led by the World's very best paddlers on the APP World Tour.


All the action will center on and around Pier 25, with a Festival activation featuring food vendors, entertainment, land activities, water demos and activities and much more. Save the date (15th September) and reserve your spot in this unique and historic paddle around the Statue of Liberty by registering now:

Each Racing event will payout $30,000 of prize-money, except for Red Bull Heavy Water in San Francisco and PPG in California. Red Bull Heavy Water will be announcing final prize-money details for 2018 in conjunction with its official release coming soon. The prize-money payout for standard APP events will be as follows:

New York SUP Event Information


Race around the Statue of Liberty (11km):

  1. Amateur Race (Men & Women)

  2. Pro-Am (Men & Women)

  3. Pro (Men & Women)

Alternative activities:

  1. Team Racing (Multi person craft) - (No Gender divisions: Open)

  2. Youth Clinic (No Gender divisions: Open)


Course Map

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Amateurs: $80

Pro-Am: $100

Pro: $150

Team Racing: $120

Youth Clinic: Free**

**with pre-registration (space allowing)

*All entries include welcome pack except for Team Racing



  • 6am: Event Village opens for Athlete check in and board drop offs

  • 8am: Event Village Opens with vendors & P/A

  • 8am: Morning Yoga Clinic

  • 8:45am: Athlete Course & Safety Briefing

  • 9:15am: Athletes to enter the water for warm up and prepare for start

  • 9:45am: Pro Men Start

  • 9:47am: Pro Women Start

  • 9:50am: Pro-Am Men Start

  • 9:52am: Pro-Am Women Start

  • 9:55am: First wave of Amateurs Start

  • 10am: Last wave of Amateurs Start

  • 10:30am: Youth Clinic

  • 10;45am: First possible Pro Finisher

  • 13:00: Water to be cleared of any remaining athletes

  • 14:00: Youth Racing

  • 15:00: Team Sprint Racing preliminaries (short sprints inside of Pier 25)

  • 16:00: Finals for Team Racing

  • 16:30: Awards Presentation

  • 17:00: Live Music

  • 17:00: SUP Polo & SUP Yoga / Pilates evening session

  • 18:00: Foiling Exhibition

  • 21:00: End of Event


Onsite Amenities

  • Board storage

  • Covered Changing facilities

  • F&B Vendors

  • Beer Garden

  • Live Entertainment (DJs, Live Commentary & Live Music)


Location Information

  • Venue Address: Pier 25, Hudson River Park, New York City

  • Closest Airports: JFK, Newark or LaGuardia (New York City Airports)

  • Hotels

    • TBA

  • Transport:

    • By Car: Multiple Parking Lots within walking distance of venue

    • Closest Public Transport: TBA


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