APP World Tour
The Association of Paddlesurfing Professionals (APP), announced it will be bringing the opening leg of its 2018 APP World Tour to central London for the first time this summer.
The London SUP Open will see a series of elite stand-up paddle board races take place on the River Thames and Royal Docks on 7th – 8th July 2018 as the biggest names in international SUP descend on the British capital.
London will proudly kick off the four-stop racing tour which will also visit New York City, San Francisco and Paris. The weekend of racing starts on Saturday 7 July with a pro race along the River Thames finishing at the Houses of Parliament.
Proceedings will then head to East London’s Royal Docks, with a series of sprint and long distance, pro and amateur races taking place on the water over the weekend. The general public are able to watch the events completely free of charge as the biggest names in SUP battle it out right here in the capital.
As part of the event, the Royal Docks in Newham, East London will be transformed into an urban beach lifestyle zone for one weekend only, with food and beverage stands, shopping, live music and stunning spots to check out all the action.
There will be extensive opportunities for stand-up paddle boarders of all ages and abilities to have a go at SUP – the world’s fastest growing participation sport. For novices and beginners, there will be trial zones, as well as SUP Yoga and SUP Polo areas. There will also be a dedicated space where little ones can have a go, too. Entry to the event village is free of charge and open to all.
Outside of the Pro competition, a major focus of the London SUP Open will center on mass participation, from 1km entry level races, to multiple distance races and sprint formats: these races are open to everyone and will provide a full weekend of fun and activity for all the family.
Entries are now open at www.londonsupopen.com