Japan

Tomo Murabayashi: the day SUP Tomo became FOIL Tomo

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)

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

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!

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

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

20th September 2019

Osaka SUP Open 2019

Mynavi SUP Japan Cup: Typhoon Swell Tests Paddlers!

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 ‚ÄúRegional‚Ä̬†¬†The Paddle League event. There were 300+ amateur paddlers¬† in the water plus a dozen top international athletes creating one of Asia‚Äôs biggest-ever races. Solid typhoon swell made for challenging but entertaining racing […]

Yuri Takimoto: “The Only Way is SUP Foil”

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

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‚Äôs best stood on the start line alongside Japan‚Äôs finest, with grey skies and light rain greeting competitors this morning after a week of blue skies. The long course […]

Chiba

Stand Up Paddle Guide to Chiba by Dane Gillett

Chiba is located just south of Tokyo, literally just a stone’s throw away from the capital.The Chiba prefecture is divided into north and south. This spot is just a little far for most to commute to Tokyo so the area still has a quaint country feel to it.¬† Chiba¬†is an area packed with activities, where […]
The Air France Paddle Festival 2018 has arrived! Where and when to watch it Live!

The Air France Paddle Festival 2018 has arrived! Where and when to watch it Live!

In 24 hours the island of Tahiti will be waking up and preparing itself for the 5th Air France Paddle Festival,¬†up to 300 paddlers will be hitting the beautiful shores of Maeva Beach in the 4km, 8km and 24km event. As well as all the local amateurs who are paddling for the stoke, there will […]

Interview with ISA World Championship Medallist Yuka Sato: Eastern Promise

Interview with ISA World Championship Medallist Yuka Sato: Eastern Promise

A quiet force in the world of SUP, Japanese rider Yuka Sato has recently come into the limelight, having performed well at a number of international events, and even taking the 4th place copper medal at the recent ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship 2017 in Denmark. Like a duck to water, having only taken […]

 
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