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Get Ready for the Osaka SUP Open

The APP World Tour is excited to announce its return to Japan in 2019 with the introduction of the Osaka SUP Open.
As the next step in its City Paddle Festival approach, Osaka will host the World's very best Stand Up Paddlers from the 20th - 22nd September for stop #3 of the 2019 APP World Racing Tour. The event will also host a Pro-AM division, Amateur and Youth Divisions as well as entry level racing for all ages, with the Osaka River providing the perfect, calm and safe waterway for this all inclusive experience.

Osaka is a magnificent City, and at its heart, the stunning River has long been a lifeline to the City for commerce and transport. Now, due to a collaborative effort by both private and public sectors, recreation has become a real focus for the City, as has the regeneration of the river banks and cleanliness of the waterways, making the Osaka River a prime attraction for residents and visitors alike.

"It is a real honor for the APP World Tour to celebrate the efforts and commitment of both private and public sectors in Osaka by bringing this World Class event to this fascinating City steeped in culture and tradition. The Osaka SUP Open will provide an incredible spectacle this September mixed with an unparalleled and competely inclusive participatory experience, both on and off the water, regardless of age or gender.

Nakanoshima Island is the perfect venue for this City Paddle Festival to come to life: surrounded by water and at the heart of the City."  Tristan Boxford, CEO of the APP World Tour