Only 4 days until the holding period for the 2019 Sunset Beach Pro presented by Local Motion opens on the North Shore of Oahu. The World’s very best Stand Up Paddlers willcongregate for the dramatic opening event for the 2019 season of the APP World Tour. 3 action packed days of competition will take place between the 11th and 23rd February (conditions permitting)!
The event will once again make history and open one of the most exciting seasons yet for the APP World Tour, with a full schedule of spectacular events and the very best paddlers in the world more ready than ever to do battle!
This year the APP World Tour is proud to introduce Local Motion as Presenting partner of the 2019 Sunset Beach Pro. APP World Tour CEO Tristan Boxford commented “Local Motion is such a legacy filled brand that embodies the roots of Surfing and the Waterman community as a whole in the Islands. We are incredibly proud to be aligned with Local Motion for what is certainly the longest standing and one of the most prestigious stops on the World Championship Tour. After all, Sunset Beach is where it all began for us here on the APP World Tour! We are excited to continue to grow our legacy here in Hawaii together with Local Motion towards an exciting future for the event and the sport.”
It was the first ever Sunset Beach Pro event that set the stage for an incredible era of growth and development for the sport of Stand Up Paddling, as the athletes, the industry and the fans embarked on an exciting new adventure that saw the sport span the globe and the level of competition, sky rocket.
Fast forward to next week, with 9 full years of action across the globe under our belt and we see the most competitive field of Stand Up Paddlesurfers ever assembled on the North Shore of Oahu for the 2019 Sunset Beach Pro presented by Local Motion. There are strong contingents from North, South and Central, Australasia, Europe, and Asia. Not to mention an always dangerous local field from right here in Hawaii, from the established stars on Tour such as Zane Schweitzer, Kai Lenny and Mo Freitas, to the local dark horses like Noa Ginella, Jesse Brown and Keali’i Mamala, the talent pool is impressively deep here in the Islands.
Perhaps the most exciting development has been the introduction of the women’s division to the mix for this prestigious event, as we see an incredibly competitive field of athletes step up to do battle in 2019.
From multiple times World Champion Izzi Gomez from Columbia, current World Champion Iballa Moreno from the Canary Islands and 2013 World Champion Nicole Pacelli from Brazil, to major contenders Shakira Westdorp from Australia, Vania Olivieri Torres from Peru and American paddler Fiona Wylde and of course not forgetting local talents such as Annie Reickert and Dominique Miller who are both major threats on the APP World Tour. The action promises to be spectacular and the competition fierce.
Watch it all go down LIVE at www.appworldtour.com and follow @appworldtour!