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The unique ocean downwind race in Japan with a total prize of €6000

14 Apr 2024

The unique ocean downwind race in Japan with a total prize of €6000

Only 30 brave paddles can line up for the KANAKA Okinawa O2Y Summer Race, held on the challenging waters of Okinawa, Japan, on June 26. This prestigious 30 km downwind race, curated by Takuji Araki, a stalwart in the paddleboarding community and a keen promoter of cultural legacy, transcends traditional sport. As racers traverse the […]

Ryohei Yoshida: A Conversation on SUP, Fatherhood, and Winning Championships

30 Jan 2024

Ryohei Yoshida: A Conversation on SUP, Fatherhood, and Winning Championships

Today on TotalSUP, we dive into the life and experiences of Ryohei Yoshida, the renowned stand-up paddle athlete from Japan. Having recently clinched the prestigious ICF SUP World SUP Mens Technical 40+ Title, Ryohei shares his insights on balancing his roles as an athlete, husband, and father. From his training routine in the idyllic coastal […]

Shrimpy would go: 16 year old Shuri Araki is ready to take on APP World Tour flagship US stop!

14 Jun 2022

Shrimpy would go: 16 year old Shuri Araki is ready to take on APP World Tour flagship US stop!

‘Shrimpy would go’* and Shrimpy keeps going, stealing the limelight from SUP veterans at some of the most iconic SUP racing events both in the US and Europe. Shuri Araki aka Shrimpy from Okinawa, Japan, has just turned sixteen but his remarkable and consistent performance has already ranked him among the top pro athletes in […]

Tomo Murabayashi: the day SUP Tomo became FOIL Tomo

13 Feb 2021

Tomo Murabayashi: the day SUP Tomo became FOIL Tomo

In the past 24 years, Japanese waterman Tomo Murabayashi aka SUP Tomo, FOIL Tomo or just Tomo, hasn’t spent many days away from the ocean. After years of windsurfing, kiting and stand up paddling, he was in 2016 one of the earliest takers and subsequently pioneers in the Foil revolution the watersport world has been […]

The 2021 APP World Tour Calendar Promises to Deliver an Epic Route to the SUP Race & SUP Surf World Titles (pandemic-permitting)

4 Dec 2020

The 2021 APP World Tour Calendar Promises to Deliver an Epic Route to the SUP Race & SUP Surf World Titles (pandemic-permitting)

After a frustrating ‘leap year’ for global sport, the APP World Tour will return to action for 2021 with a full line up of events spanning the globe and set to provide the World’s Best Athletes with what looks like a phenomenal and well-rounded challenge in their quest for the World Title. 2021 sees the […]

APP World Tour 2020: Dates and New Stops Announced

20 Dec 2019

APP World Tour 2020: Dates and New Stops Announced

The APP World Tour team is not slowing down and has released official 2020 schedule with new stops added to the pipeline. After a spectacular 2019 season that saw dramatic action across every event on Tour, the APP is continuing its legacy in Osaka, San Francisco and Paris, while adding a new World Tour Opener […]

3rd Stage of the APP World Racing Tour arrives in Osaka, Japan!

20 Sep 2019

3rd Stage of the APP World Racing Tour arrives in Osaka, Japan!

The beautiful City of Osaka, Japan will play host to the world’s best Stand Up Paddle Athletes this weekend. The Osaka SUP Open presented by Remax will take center stage on Saturday the 21st and Sunday the 22nd September, it will be an epic weekend of action, entertainment and participation for all. It all kicks […]

Stand Up Paddle Guide to Osaka by the APP World Tour

12 Sep 2019

Stand Up Paddle Guide to Osaka by the APP World Tour

The Osaka SUP Open is stop #3 on the APP World Racing Tour, and the 3rd iconic City on the 2019 schedule (following on from London and New York). The event will also host a Pro-Am Division, Amateur and Youth Divisions as well as entry level racing for all ages, providing an exceptional SUP experience. […]

Osaka SUP Open 2019

20 Sep 2019

Osaka SUP Open 2019

Mynavi SUP Japan Cup: Typhoon Swell Tests Paddlers!

26 Sep 2018

Mynavi SUP Japan Cup: Typhoon Swell Tests Paddlers!

Last week the 4th annual Mynavi SUP Japan Cup was held at Chigasaki, one hour south of Tokyo, the race was a 4-star “Regional”  The Paddle League event. There were 300+ amateur paddlers  in the water plus a dozen top international athletes creating one of Asia’s biggest-ever races. Solid typhoon swell made for challenging but entertaining racing […]

Yuri Takimoto: “The Only Way is SUP Foil”

22 Jun 2018

Yuri Takimoto: “The Only Way is SUP Foil”

Japanese rider Yuri Takimoto is immersed in the world of foiling. Being the wife of Takuma founder Cyril Coste she has access to the full Takuma quiver of foils. Currently based in Japan, Yuri chats to TotalSUP about why “the only way is foiling”, and introducing the concept of foiling to women riders! Hi Yuri, […]

Sonni Honscheid and Connor Baxter Victorious in Japan

14 May 2018

Sonni Honscheid and Connor Baxter Victorious in Japan

Last weekend was the Kerama Blue Cup, it was the 4th stop of the Paddle League held on the the tropical islands of Zamami, Okinawa, Japan.  A dozen of the world’s best stood on the start line alongside Japan’s finest, with grey skies and light rain greeting competitors this morning after a week of blue skies. The long course […]