APP Tour 2018: Registration for the SUP Surf Tour Gran Canaria is OPEN!

Whilst we are waiting for the Red Bull heavy water to begin, have a look at the Gran Canaria Pro-Am! Registration is now open for the second stop of the 2018 APP World Surfing Tour. The event is to be held on the stunning north shore of Gran Canaria, in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, this second surfing event will deliver a spectacular next chapter for the Tour in 2018, with a pumping right hand point break to contrast the predemoninantly left hand beach break conditions we saw in Long Beach NY.

The Gran Canaria Pro-Am will be the final stop of the Surfing Tour for 2018, as Sunset Beach will return as the Opener for 2019, so the World Champions will be crowned in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in December to wrap up the 2018 season for the APP World Tour.

As with all APP Surfing stops, there will be an open trials event and a focus on the youth in the competition so to provide opportunities for all. This will then culminate in the prestigious main event, where the best athletes in the world battling it out for the World Championship Title.

The APP commented “We are excited to confirm that we will be heading out to the beautiful City of Las Palmas on the island of Gran Canaria from the 11th – 20th December for a prestigious surfing stop on the 2018 APP World Tour. After 2 years of development towards this moment, we are excited to be embarking on a multi-year legacy in Las Palmas”.

Las Palmas is the bustling capital city of Gran Canaria with around 400,000 residents and boasting some of the very best surf on the island, with multiple points providing great conditions for a World Championship Stand Up Paddlesurfing event. The caliber of the surf, coupled with the ideal environment for hosting an event of this kind, with its beautiful and central Playa de las Canteras providing an unparalleled beach lifestyle experience, making the Las Palmas stop on the APP World Tour an event not to be missed.

Event Summary:

This event will be held from the 11th – 20th December, directly following on from the Paris stop on the Tour. Three categories will be featured:

  • Pro Level SUP Surfing
  • Open Level SUP Surfing
  • Youth SUP Surfing, clinics and much more

Sunset Pro is back!

The Sunset Beach Pro is back! Sorely missed in 2018, the Sunset Beach Pro will return in all its glory to the North Shore of Oahu from the 11th – 23rd February 2019. This prestigious and iconic event will once again kick off the APP World Tour in 2019, as it has done since the Tour’s inception back in 2010, as we anticipate another dramatic sporting spectacle at one of the World’s most infamous surfing spots.

Stay tuned for Registration that will open soon at, as well as full details on the 2019 schedule. In the meantime, here is a short teaser to remind you what this event is all about!

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Helen Trehoret

SUP, OC1, V6, Surfski ... and field hockey coaching, Helen is a busy British mother of two who lives in Bretagne, France with a passion for all things Ocean. Helen runs Barrachou SUP, a SUP tour company specialized in excursions around Bretagne and Scotland.

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