APP World Tour announces Paris as Final Stop for 2019 SUP Racing Tour

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2018 World Champ Arthur Arutkin won his World Title in front of his home crowd in France. Photo by: John Carter / APP World Tour
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Paris will once again be the final stop on the APP World SUP Racing Tour. Taking place on 7th & 8th of December, 2019, the APP World Tour looks forward to hosing the Sprint races indoors at the prestigious Salon Nautique boat show and the iconic Distance racing along the Seine River.

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2018 World Champ Arthur Arutkin won his World Title in front of his home crowd in France. Photo by: John Carter / APP World Tour

APP World Tour defines Paris in December 2019 as Final Event

As the World’s single largest Stand Up Paddle Race with 1,000 participant in 2019, the Nautic Paddle will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year with the return of the APP World Tour to Paris for its prestigious final stop of the season.

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Each year, the Nautic Paddle in Paris has grown exponentially. This year, in 2019, the crowds are expected to cap out at 1.000 paddlers on the water for a historic event. Photo by: APP World Tour

The 2019 World Tour, which began in May at the London SUP Open, holds 5 possible stops for stand up paddle athletes including, London, New York, Osaka, San Francisco and Paris.  APP World Tour athletes have the choice of one discard event in order to accumulate points based upon placement towards this year’s world champion crown.

Paris’ promise includes a legendary race down the River Seine, and the dramatic and revamped sprint racing  which takes place in the world renowned Salon Nautique boat show. The APP World Tour’s presence will not only bring a World Class Sporting spectacle to Paris, but will provide a unique opportunity for the world class athletes to engage with the sport’s largest gathering of enthusiasts for a truly memorable weekend.

Nautic Paddle 10th Anniversary to Draw 1,000 Paddlers on Seine

“The APP World Tour is proud to announce its return to Paris in 2019 in conjunction with the 10th edition of the Nautic Paddle. We are excited to bring the final racing showdown of the year to Paris, crowning the Sports World Champions for both Men and Women.

It is a great honor and privilege for the Sport’s Champions to be able to immerse themselves into this bucket list experience alongside the 1000 participants that will take part in the Nautic Paddle in 2019. We are also excited to deliver an exceptional show in the Pool in the unique amphitheater that the Salon Nautique provides” Tristan Boxford, CEO of the APP World Tour

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Pro Sprint racing in the Indoor Pool created much furor at the Salon Nautique boat show in 2018. We expect that excitement to rise in the year ahead. Photo by: APP World Tour

NY SUP Open: World Tour Surfing & SUP Racing returns to Big Apple

The New York SUP Open is next, kicking off with APP World Tour Surfing on the 31st August, 2019 out of Long Beach New York, hosted along with the original Pro-Am and Open Racing events through Labor Day weekend.

Attention then turns to APP World Tour Racing on the 5th September in Long Beach, NY for the Surf Sprints, before heading into the Big Apple for the exciting Race around the Statue of Liberty on Saturday 7th September.

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Racers including Kai Lenny and Infinity teammate Slater Trout push past the Statue of Liberty in one of the most iconic moments in pro racing history. Photo by: APP World Tour

Registration now OPEN for APP World Tour New York ProAm:

Entries are open already and registration, together with more information on the New York SUP Open can be found at

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2018 APP World Tour SUP Surfing champion Sean Poynter made his vision clear for his World Title run in the opening rounds of the New York SUP Open last year in Long Beach, NY. Photo by: John Carter/APP World Tour


APP 2019 Full Schedule:  SUP Race & Surf

The remainder of the APP World Tour Season looks like this, as things heat up through the back half of the year for an incredible season of Surfing and Racing:

  1. New York SUP Open, USA: 31st August – 7th September (Surf & Race)
  2. Osaka SUP Open, Japan: 20th – 22nd September (Race)
  3. Red Bull Heavy Water, San Francisco: 15th October – 7th November (Race)
  4. Barbados Pro, Barbados: 9th – 17th November (Surf)
  5. Paris SUP Open, France: 7th – 9th December (Race)
  6. Gran Canaria Pro-Am, Canary Islands: 11th – 18th December (Surf)

Standup Journal Summer Issue includes full account of 2018 APP World Tour

Standup Journal’s Summer Issue for 2019 offers a full recap of the APP World Tour’s 2018 SUP Racing season.  On newsstands and in full color, glossy photographs, read the action from a first-hand perspective of the World Championship event for Stand Up Paddle Racing.

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Evelyn O'Doherty, editor & publisher of the new Standup Journal 2.0 is a former school teacher gone rogue. She left her career as a teacher in order to spend more time near or on the water after learning to surf turned her life around (upsidedown?). She is a year-round surfer and paddler living on the eastern tip of Long Island in NY who is a certified SUP instructor, seasoned SUP racer and avid longboard surfer. Evelyn was hired as Online Editor to Standup Journal in 2016. Her passion for the project quickly led to her success and eventually taking over the mag herself in Oct. 2018. Today, as editor, publisher and chief bottle washer at Standup Journal, Evelyn keeps her toes wet writing, traveling, paddling, surfing, and learning to foil. You can find her most days paddling out on Gardiner's Bay or surfing Ditch Plains in Montauk, NY.