Alicante SUP Open to Kick Off 2023 APP Season
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SAN DIEGO, California - The APP World Racing Tour will return to Alicante, Spain to kick off the 2023 racing season. In conjunction with the World SUP Festival in Costa Blanca, the APP will host ocean sprints in Santa Pola, with 13k prize money at stake. This year the racing is expected to be more intense than ever, as a new year picks up where 2022 left off: full of excitement and highly competitive and spectacular racing.
For 2023, the focus will be on dynamic sprint racing for all: from the world’s best assembling once again to do battle in Alicante all the way through to the wealth of young talent and enthusiastic open paddlers, Sunday 30th April will see dramatic action return to Alicante’s shores. There will be youth divisions, age group classes and opportunities for everyone to take part in the lead up to the professional spectacle, so definitely an opportunity not to be missed.
As we saw in 2022, Alicante is home to one of the most vibrant up and coming SUP communities, with Paddle Clubs thriving across the region, all combining to create one of the most engaged young racing communities in Europe. To register for the event click HERE.
Whilst official details on the Tour in its entirety will follow later this month, the first 3 stops for 2023 are:
- Alicante SUP Open, Spain - 30th April. Registration is open.
- Viana do Castelo SUP Open, Portugal - 14th - 16th July. Registration opening soon.
- Busan SUP Open, Korea - 7th - 9th October. Registration opening soon.
Information on the second part of the season will follow shortly.
Photo courtesy APP World Tour
Seoul to Host APP's Asian Championships
The APP's Asian Championships once again be hosted by our partner, KAPP, and be held in Korea’s capital city of Seoul. This will serve an ideal forerunner to the Busan SUP Open which will be stop 3 of the APP World Racing Tour 7th - 9th October.
The championships will be open to all nationalities and will have both 18.6k worth of prize money and regional titles at stake. Saturday will see the APP sprints and Sunday will see the distance race with 3km, 6km and 9km courses. Outside of the competitive action, we will see paddle demos and a variety of open participation opportunities.
English registration page will go live next week through the KAPP site.