Osaka SUP Open to host the World’s best Stand Up Paddle Racers for stop #3 of the 2019 APP World Racing Tour this weekend
Osaka, Japan, 19th September 2019: The beautiful City of Osaka will play host to the World’s very best Stand Up Paddle Athletes this weekend, as the Osaka SUP Open presented by Remax will take center stage on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September for a weekend of action, entertainment and participation for all.
It all kicks off with an exclusive trip down the famous Dotombori Canal tomorrow night, followed by a full day of short course fun and competition on Saturday at the event site on Nakonoshima Island, right at the heart of Osaka. Here are the events that will take place on Saturday:
Racing: day 1 (all times are on Japan time)
- 8am: Amateur 1km Race
- 10:30am: Pro-Am Sprints
- 1pm on September 21st (6pm HI time / 9pm PST September 20th and 12am EST / 6am CET September 21st): Pro Sprints (full LIVE Broadcast @appworldtour and appworldtour.com)
In addition to the Racing, there will be a full day of activity in the APP Pool, from SUP Yoga sessions, to youth clinics and lifesaving programs, as well as a chance to try the exhibiting brands latest gear.
Finally, there will be music and entertainment on the center stage through the day by renowned musicians and a Hawaiian Hula Halau celebrating the Hawaiian origins of the sport of SUP here in Osaka.
Day 2 to see the stunning around the Island Race at the 2019 Osaka SUP Open presented by Remax
Day 2 will kick off bright and early here in Osaka with the Around the Island Race that will see Amateur, Pro-Am and Pro Racers come together for the signature race of the weekend around the stunning Nakanoshima Island.
From the 7km Amateur course to the 10km Pro-Am and Pro Course, the Osaka SUP Open presented by Remax will see a record amount of SUP enthusiasts take to the water for a celebration of the sport and culture here in this unique Japanese City.
The APP World Tour will be delivering a full broadcast of the Pro Racing from 12pm Japan time on Sunday September 22nd (5pm Hawaii time / 8pm PST /11pm EST on September 21st and 5am CET on September 22nd), so make sure to tune in to watch it all go down, or check back later in the day to watch the replay and check out the highlights at appworldtour.com and @appworldtour
Outside of the main race, there will be youth racing, team racing and entry level courses for all ages and abilities, coupled with a full program of activities in the APP Pool, a United Sports Foundation special event and Live Music and entertainment throughout the day, culminating with a Hula performance and Official Awards to wrap what promises to be an incredible weekend here in Osaka.