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APP World Tour Confirms its 2018 Racing Schedule


Ericeira, Portugal, 25th January 2018: The APP is proud to announce its confirmed racing schedule for the 2018 season on the APP World Tour (please stay tuned for official release on Surfing schedule for 2018). With a clear focus on major markets in 2018, the APP World Tour will feature stops in London, Paris, New York and San Francisco. It also provides a more defined season for the athletes to follow, running from July to December, and a series of ‘bucket list’ events in the major Cities (London, NYC, Paris) for enthusiasts to join in and be counted.


“I’m looking forward to racing some of the best in the world this season on the @appworldtour and excited about the high profile venues that will bring stand up paddling to a much larger audience”, Danny Ching, APP World Tour athlete


The APP World Tour will feature a laser focus on developing all aspects of the sport in 2018, with its events providing not only a high profile and media rich platform for the World’s best athletes, but also extensive participation opportunities for stand up paddlers of all abilities and ages, with iconic races and water sport festivals that will provide something for everyone in the World’s Major markets.


“I’m really excited to compete this season on the APP World Tour. After a light season for me last year, I’m really fired up to comeback and compete full time on Tour”, Candice Appleby, APP World Tour athlete and 2015 APP World Racing Champion.

Here is the racing line-up for 2018:

1. London, UK: 7th – 8th July

  • Professional, Amateur and Entry Level Competition for both Men and Women

  • Discipline: Racing

  • Prize-money: $30,000

2. New York, USA: 15th – 23rd September (Racing 15th – 19th / Surfing 18th – 23rd)

  • Professional, Amateur and Entry Level Competition for both Men and Women

  • Discipline: Racing and Surfing

  • Prize-money: $55,000

3. San Francisco, USA: 15th October – 2nd November (holding period)

  • Professional Competition by Invitation only for both Men and Women

  • Discipline: Racing

  • Prize-money: $50,000

4. Paris, France: 8th – 9th December

  • Professional, Amateur and Entry Level competition for both Men and Women

  • Discipline: Racing

  • Prize-money: $30,000

“We are delighted to see this stellar line-up of major markets for the 2018 APP World Tour, which we are proud to officially sanction as the professional tour of StandUp Paddle racing and surfing.  Our partnership with the APP Tour underlines the ISA’s long-term commitment to the development, growth and promotion of SUP world-wide as well as the ISA’s global leadership of this key discipline. We look forward to continuing to work closely with our friends in the APP Tour to bring innovation, new ideas and global expansion of SUP and to celebrating these amazing professional athletes.”Fernando Aguerre, ISA President.

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