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Gran Canaria Pro-Am is set to kick off as early as Wednesday 12th December as the World’s best congregate for the final battle of the season

Gran Canaria Pro-Am is officially open today, with the World’s best now on island and competition set to kick off as early as tomorrow

After a dramatic close to the APP World Tour Racing season that saw France’s Arthur Arutkin and the American, Shae Foudy take dramatic victories and secure their first World Titles, all eyes now turn to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for the final stop of the APP World Surfing Tour: the Gran Canaria Pro-Am. Held on the North Shore of Gran Canaria, the location offers great surf and warm water, all set to a back drop of the bustling City of Las Palmas and providing the ideal close for the Tour in 2018.

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Red Bull Heavy Water comes to the end of its Weather Window without sufficient conditions to run

RED BULL HEAVY WATER 2018 POSTPONEMENT DUE TO LACK OF SUITABLE CONDITIONS FOR EVENT TO BE HELD

San Francisco, Calif. (Oct. 29, 2018) – Due to unfavorable swell conditions, Red Bull Heavy Water has been postponed until 2019. We thank everyone involved for their patience and understanding.

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2018 China Uemura SUP Foil Surfing Contest

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Check out this video I took from the 2018 China Uemura SUP Foil Surfing Contest. It was an awesome event with some of the top SUP foilers in the world. Big thanks to Alex Aguera and Leleo Kinimaka for inviting me.
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Mo Freitas and Fiona Wylde are crowned Overall APP World Champions across Surfing & Racing

Mo Freitas caps off a strong year with a 2nd place in Racing, 4th place in Surfing to capture the Overall APP World Title

The trajectory of Mo Freitas towards becoming one of the most well rounded athletes in the sport has been astonishing. it all started with his breakthrough win back in 2012 at the Ubatuba Pro where he took the world by storm with the most progressive SUP Surfing to date, to take down the soon to be crowned, and first ever Brazilian World Champion, Leco Salazar.

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Kai Lenny & Izzi Gomez take victory in epic fashion at the 2017 Sunset Beach Pro, Stop #1 of the APP World Tour

Sunset Beach provides an epic Finals Day for Stop 1 of the APP World Tour as Kai Lenny and Izzi Gomez are crowned Champions

Sunset Beach delivers great conditions for a spectacular finals day that saw dramatic action from start to finish and Champions crowned at Stop #1 of the 2017 APP World Tour.

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The APP World Tour prepares for an epic Finals day at Stop #1, the 2017 Sunset Beach Pro

The Australians are making their presences felt as we prepare for a dramatic finals day in conjunction with a new long period swell

With just the quarters thru final remaining for the Men’s division and just the Final left for the women here at the 2017 Sunset Beach Pro, tension is mounting as we build up to what promises to be a spectacular final day of action at Stop #1 of the APP World Tour.

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Top seeds turn up the pressure in Round 3 of the Men, FInalists are decided for the Women and Na Kama Kai Champion is crowned

An epic day of action at the Sunset Beach Pro sees the top seeds rise to the challenge, Finalists decided and a Champion crowned

Blue skies, clean conditions and high performance surfing was the order of the day today on Day 3 of the 2017 Sunset Beach Pro, as we completed the repechages for both Men & Women, as well as Round 3 of the Men, and Semi Finals for the Women.

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Waterman League Group rebrands the World Championship Platform and confirms 2017 Schedule

The Waterman League Group announces the Official rebranding of Stand Up World Tour and Series into the unified APP World Tour

North Shore Oahu, Hawaii, January 19th, 2017– The newly-formed Association of Paddlesurf Professionals (APP), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Waterman League Group, announces a rebranding of the Stand Up World Series (Racing) and Stand Up World Tour (Surfing), to align under a new single banner, the APP World Tour.

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Caio Vaz from Brazil and Izzi Gomez from the USA are crowned World Champions for 2015

After 2 years of being so close with two 2nd place finishes, the Brazilian Caio Vaz secures his first World Title at just 21 years old

Caio Vaz (Art in Surf) was in the final back in 2012 when Leco Salazar (New Advance) won his World Title, so felt the emotion and excitement of being able to bring a World Title home to Brazil.

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Poenaiki Raioha and Izzi Gomez are crowned 2015 the US Open Stand Up Paddlesurfing Champions

Poenaiki Raioha puts on a flawless performance on the Final Day of action to take victory at the 2015 US Open of Stand up Paddling

Poenaiki Raioha (F-One) put on a flawless performance this week at the US Open of Stand Up Paddling, with some of the most progressive surfing imaginable and a mindblowing success rate.

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A full day of action sees the World Title Race intensify here at the US Open of Stand Up Paddling

A full day of action sees stand out performances, surprise exits and the tightest World Title Race in history for both Men and Women

With perhaps the best forecast of the week coming today, it was always going to be a marathon day of action here at the 2015 US Open of Stand Up Paddling, as action got underway at 7am with the 2nd half of Men’s Round 1. You can check out the highlights by CLICKING HERE

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The US Open of Stand Up Paddling presented by FIAT will kick off in Huntington Beach next week

The US Open of Stand Up Paddling featuring World Tour & Series competition to kick off this weekend in Huntington Beach California

Tension is mounting as we build up to the US Open of Stand Up Padding that is set to kick of this weekend at Huntington Beach.

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Champions are crowned at the European Cup, Brazil withdrawn, while Japan and US Open are set to make waves

The 2015 European Cup wraps in epic fashion at the Italia Surf Expo concluding a dramatic 3 event Series across Europe

This past week saw the dramatic conclusion of the European Cup, a dynamic series of events that spanned the European Continent and provided a very comprehensive challenge to the attending athletes, with diverse conditions across all 3 stops and some memorable performances from some of the World’s very best racers.

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The #SapinusPro Tahiti is just one week away, as the South Pacific swell action heats up and the world’s best prepare

#Sapinus Pro Tahiti to kick off next week as the World’s best Stand Up Paddlesurfers head south for stop 2 of the Stand Up World Tour

Stop 2 of the 2015 Stand Up World Tour will kick off next week in the magnificent Tahitian island chain as the #SapinusPro is back (WATCH THE TRAILER). The Stand Up World Tour has a rich history in the islands since the launch of its Contenders exhibition back in 2009, and then the first full year of the Tour in 2010, as the #Sapinus Pro was born.

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Sapinus Pro Tahiti Entries now open & Barcelona to open World Series in style

The Sapinus Pro Tahiti is back for 2015 and set to deliver one of the most exciting spectacles of the year: Entries are now open

The Stand Up World Tour Legacy was set in stone back in 2009 with the groundbreaking Contenders project, an event that changed preconceived notions of the sport of Stand Up Paddling for good.

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