This beautiful 2-minute trailer is a hint of what one can expect from this year’s SUP Film Fest powered by Paddle4Good, a non-profit benefiting environmental advocacy groups and people in need.
Max Montgomery created the first ever Film Festival based in Stand Up Paddling and held its premiere launch in Santa Barbara, CA in May 2019.
SUP Film Fest: September 1st in Long Beach NY at Allegria Hotel
The APP World Tour recently added the SUP Film Fest as a part of their New York SUP Open (Aug 31st – Sept. 8th) stop on the tour to add to the evening’s entertainment schedule. Hosted by a non-profit, Paddle4Good, the SUP Film Fest offers a terrific cache of the most inspirational stand up paddle film journeys we’ve seen yet.
From “The Great Route” a paddler’s expedition to Greenland to explore the melting ice caps via SUP, to “Epic Love” from The Crossing for Cystic Fibrosis championing individuals coping with this disease by taking on an 80-mile open water crossing to celebrate the healing powers of the ocean’s salt air to CF patients. There is the story of Jonas Letieri, who lost both forearms in an accident to overcome his handicap and become a professional SUP athlete. There are so many stories to tell.
Sit back and get ready to enjoy the Film Fest in Long Beach, NY.
Tickets can be purchased here:
SUP FILM FEST tickets
Paddle4Good is a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in December 2016 which believes in empowering and connecting people through inclusive, adventure-based water activities such as stand up paddling for under-served populations such as those with physical or developmental needs and includes mentoring, life-saving education and environmental awareness.
About APP World Tour
The APP World Tour is a World Championship Tour for the Sport of SUP. Officially sanctioned by the IOC and recognized Federation for Surfing Sports, the ISA (International Surfing Association), makes the APP World Tour the premiere stand up paddle championship tour around the globe. The APP has been crowning the sport of SUP’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 premier 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 for the most inclusive stand up paddle race & surfing events world wide