For the third time, the APP World Tour will be returning to the paradise that is Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to host a stop #1 of the World Surfing Tour.
The Gran Canaria Pro-Am takes place right on the waterfront of Gran Canaria’s capital City Las Palmas and its stunning beach front of Las Canteras. All the way to the west end of Las Canteras, the venue provides a wide variety of conditions and a consistent playing field for aspiring Pros and the World’s Best and a fitting venue for the 2022 APP World Tour.
There will be a seven-day holding period between 20th November – 27th November to allow athletes to capitalise on the best surf through the holding period. There will be a call by 8am each day and there will be 4 days of competition within the holding period.
As usual, there will be an open trials; the winners of which will gain entry into the main event to compete against the best Stand Up Paddle Surfers in the world and go after the 25k prize purse. There will also be an Under 18s category as well as a SUP Longboard category.
THERE ARE TWO POSSIBLE VENUES FOR THE EVENT:
In front of the main event site: a beach break with both lefts and rights: more mellow surf and this will be the venue for the Trials and opening rounds of the Main Event, the Juniors and the SUP longboard division. We might reserve the option to hold the final of the Pro Juniors at the alternate venue of El Lloret.
Just round the point from the main event site: a high-performance, right-hand point break providing the best possible conditions for the World’s best. This venue is reserved for the later rounds of the Pro event providing the conditions allow it. The last two years (2018/2019) saw epic conditions for the final two days of competition for both years.
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM / 8 Hours
SPANISH SUP SURFING NATIONALS & APP WORLD TOUR REGISTRATION
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM / 3 Hours
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM / 9 Hours
HOLDING PERIOD BEGINS
*More details to follow
To find out more, please visit appworldtour.com