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APP Will be Official Sanctioning Body for PPG 2019 and Beyond

October 7, 2018 - The Pacific Paddle Games are excited to announce the Association of Paddlesurf Professionals (APP) as their official sanctioning body for 2019 and beyond!

As part of the three-year deal, not only will the Pacific Paddle Games become an official part of the APP World Tour but also count towards the APP's US Cup, which will feature the New York SUP Open and the Red Bull Heavy Water event in San Francisco.

The announcement marks the coming together of two prominent entities in the standup paddling world: the Pacific Paddle Games is the cornerstone of the SUP season and the most competitive race of the year. The APP, formerly the Standup World Tour, has been running SUP surf and race events since 2010, crowning world champions for both disciplines each year and pushing the professional side of the sport. The APP is exclusively sanctioned by the International Surfing Association (ISA), the IOC recognized body for Surfing Sports, as the Official World Championship Tour for the sport.

"This partnership is a big leap in the evolution of the sport," said Will Taylor, content and sales director of SUP Magazine, the media entity behind PPG. "The APP has put in years of hard work to support SUP and we believe that this deal will help take the competitive realm of the sport to the next level."