NEW YORK, New York - On September 15th, 2018 East Coast and world traveling paddlers will have a unique opportunity to partake in one of the most iconic paddles imaginable: a historic 11KM race from the Freedom Tower in NYC to the Statue of Liberty and back. This bucket-list paddle for SUP racers is a highlight on the 2nd stop of the APP World Tour and the NY SUP Open. The race, the distance component for the NY SUP Open, will be a 11KM dash out into the current laden waters of the Hudson River and around the statue. This is a showcase event for this year's 2018 APP World Tour as it kicks off a week-long competition of distance racing sprints and surfing for the NY SUP Open.
There are spots for an additional 100 ProAm paddlers for the Statue of Liberty race who want to compete in this historic event. Once those 100 slots are taken, registration is FULL and will be closed. Register HERE. Registration for the NY SUP Open for both distance and sprint racing will close on September 7th. All entries must be submitted by this date. Parking is available at the launch with viewing opportunities for crowds to watch this iconic paddle. For the Pro Division, there will be board transport available from Long Beach, NY to the event site and back.
City Paddle Festival In NY
City Paddle Festival in the heart of Manhattan. | Photo courtesy APP World Tour
The New York SUP Open also hosts a City Paddle Festival in the heart of Manhattan on September 15th in conjunction with the Lady Liberty SUP Race. This day-long urban beach extravaganza will include live music and dance performances, Kids Clinics, stand up paddle demo sessions, opportunities to Meet & Greet the Pros, as well as a Movie Screening.
This is an event for the entire family! Families are encouraged to bring the kids and experience the retail village, local food cards and the entertainment that makes the City Paddle Festival an event for everyone. Stay tuned to www.newyorksupopen.com for more updates as the event gets closer.
Sprint Races In Long Beach, NY
Sprint Races at the Long Beach stop of the APP World Tour. | Photo courtesy APP World Tour
On Tuesday, September 18th, the NY SUP Open moves to Long Beach, NY for the SUP Sprint Racing competition on this stop of the APP World Tour. In front of the Hurley Surf Club powered by Skudinsurf, the Pro Division will test their mettle in a race for points towards a World Championship by competing in 200 meter sprint course in and out of the surf break.
48 Pro Division athletes in a field of 32 men and 16 women will vie for top spots in this exciting event. Amatuers and ProAms may also compete in this Sprint Racing on Tuesday. All level are welcome. NO prior competitive experience is necessary. Registration closes on September 7th. Register HERE.
World Class Surf Competition In New York
APP Surfing World Tour. | Photo courtesy APP World Tour
After completing the racing component of the NY SUP Open, water people can expect the action to light up in Long Beach with the official opening stop of the 2018 APP Surfing World Tour. The Main Event, hosted at the Hurley Surf Club in Long Beach, will feature 36 Men and 18 Women that consists of the Top 24 Pro Men and Top 12 Pro Women on the APP Surfing World Tour. There will be an additional 8 Wildcards to be awarded for ProAm Men and 4 for the Women.
Spectators will enjoy the thrill of competition in the first SUP Surfing event of its kind in New York. All levels are encouraged to enter, from Amateur to ProAmateur status. ProAm participants will have a chance at surfing in the Final Round of the Pro Division as they advance through the competition. The Open Trials provide opportunity for the local and international talent to step up and compete as the Top 4 Men and the Top 2 Women from the Trials will complete the Main Event Draw. This is a rare opportunity for Pro Amateurs to compete on the world stage! For APP Open & ProAm Surfing, register HERE.
City Paddle Festival In Long Beach
City Paddle Festival in Long Beach. | Photo courtesy APP World Tour
Bringing a world class competition to New York is an exciting undertaking. What makes the APP Tour so special is our commitment to the success of all athletes, attention to meticulous detail, media coverage and multiple opportunities to meet with and learn from the Pros with the unfurling of our City Paddle Festivals at each stop on the World Tour.
The NY SUP Open is no exception. Participants, visitors and residents can expect social events throughout the week on Long Beach including a Community Charity Race in aid of Surf for All. There will also be a 3-day beach festival at Long Beach that will host a large vendor village along the boardwalk where people can view the action, shop, find local foods and enjoy the show!
About The APP World Tour & City Paddle Festivals
Beaches are packed at the APP World Tour stop. | Photo courtesy 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 premiere 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. Any questions or interest in sponsorship can be directed to: [email protected]
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