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APP World Tour Updates

After a frustrating 'leap year' for global sport, the APP is proud to announce its 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 a phenomenal and well-rounded challenge in their quest for the World Title.

2021 sees the most high profile line up of City Events yet for the APP World Tour as its City Paddle Festival approach goes from strength to strength and will provide a welcome return to the outdoors for world class action and all inclusive fun.

Meanwhile for surfing, while the timing for Sunset Beach (February) is too challenging for us to move forward with its inclusion in the 2021 schedule, it will be a welcomed return to Tahiti, a new adventure in Portugal and a homecoming for the Grand Final and crowning of the 2021 Surfing World Champions in Gran Canaria.

There have been a few important changes to the schedule since our provisional schedule announcement last month, namely the postponement of Sunset Beach and Denmark to 2022 and the replacement of Barbados with Portugal. We are also awaiting a final decision on which of two venues will host the prestigious World Tour Opener for 2021. More detail is included below, but here is the final line up for 2021:

  • World Tour Open, location tba (Race 1): Late May / early June (final dates tbc)
  • London, UK (Race 2): 30th July - 1st August
  • Switzerland (Race 3): 6th - 8th August
  • Tahiti (Surf 1): 11th - 18th September
  • Osaka, Japan (Race 5): 24th - 26th September
  • San Diego, USA (Race 6): 1st - 3rd October
  • Maui, Hawaii (Race 7): 14th - 17th October
  • Portugal (Surf 2): 9th - 14th November
  • Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Surf 3): 20th - 28th November
  • Paris, France (Race 8): 3rd - 5th December

While all dates and venues have been locked in and all precautions have been taken and possible scenarios planned for as it relates to the global pandemic, we still remain at the mercy of national and global restrictions and other effects of the current global crisis. However, after a frustrating 2020, the APP has taken every step possible to ensure that the show can and will go on in 2021! We look forward to seeing you all there.