Red Bull Heavy Water, arguably the most intense stand up paddling event in the world, will return as part of the 2017 APP World Tour circuit, with an event window from October 16th – 31st. The location will guarantee 32 of the world’s best SUP athletes, waves over 10ft. high, and consist of an open course stretching 12km (7.5 miles) from Ocean Beach and finishing just past the Golden Gate Bridge. For more information, go to this link.
The legendary Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge will form part of the 2016 Stand Up World Series as one of its official long distance races to provide the World’s Best with one of the World’s best downwind runs.
After epic races in both Japan and Germany that have provided exceptional flat water conditions that were brought to life by the introduction of the Super Lap format, the desire to compliment these kind of races with a World Class downwind race has been a priority for the World Series.
The Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge will take place on the weekend of the 20th – 21st August, with the World Series downwind component scheduled to take place on Saturday 20th.
In just over a month’s time, the Waterman League and World’s best Stand Up Paddle racers will return to the beautiful Kanagawa Prefecture of Japan for the Opening event of the 2016 World Series, the Victoria Cup to be held at Zushi Beach, by Hayama Harbor.