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SUP Open

17-19 May

The London SUP Open will bring a mixture of World Championship Tour competition, all access, mass participation and a very complete Urban Beach Lifestyle Festival to the heart of one of the World's most iconic Cities. From the breathtaking race from Tower Bridge to Putney that will take in the most memorable sites in London to a large-scale Festival in Hackney that will feature racing and paddling for all, World Tour Sprint Racing together with demos and clinics in conjunction with the Hackney Festival of Fitness, the London SUP Open will deliver something for everyone. Registration is now open for the London SUP Open activities (click on the Get Tickets button below), while tickets for the Hackney Festival of Fitness are also available at

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  • Iconic Pro Race from Tower Bridge to Putney

  • Pro, Pro-Am & Amateur Racing in the Hackney Waterways

  • Wide variety of water based and land activities throughout the weekend

  • Hackney Festival of Fitness Full weekend of fitness and fun: visit

  • Weekend long Festival Activation with Music, F&B & Entertainment at the Hackney Marshes as part of the Hackney Festival of Fitness

  • Please CLICK HERE to download Athlete Information pack



Day 1: Friday 17th May

  • 2pm- 5pm: Stand Up Paddleboard Clinic with Pros in APP Pool

  • 3pm - 5pm: Plastic Patrol Exploratory Paddle & Clean up on the Canal

  • 5pm - 6pm: SUP Yoga in APP Pool

  • 5pm- 6pm: Evening Paddle with the Pros

  • 6pm: Pro Exhibition in the Pool

  • 6:40pm: Nation's Parade

  • 7pm: Opening Presentation & Event for the London SUP Open

​Day 2: Saturday 18th May

  • 9:45am: APP World Tour Race from Tower Bridge to Putney (live broadcast)

  • 10am: SUP Yoga Clinic in APP Pool​

  • 10am- 12pm: Plastic Patrol Exploratory Paddle & Clean up on the Canal

  • 11am - 1pm: Stand Up Paddleboard Clinic with Pros in APP Pool

  • 1pm - 2pm: SUP Yoga in Pool 

  • 1:30pm- 3:30pm: Plastic Patrol Exploratory Paddle & Clean up on the Canal

  • 2pm: 6km & 9km Open Race in Canal

  • 2pm: Pro Exhibition in APP Pool

  • 2:30pm - 4:30pm: Stand Up Paddleboard Clinics with Pros in APP Pool

  • 3:30pm - 5:30pm: Plastic Patrol Exploratory Paddle & Clean up on the Canal

  • 4pm: 3km & 1km Open Races in Canal

  • 5:30pm: Pro Exhibition in APP Pool

  • 6pm: Awards for all divisions,

  • 6:20pm - 7pm: Q&A with Lizzie Carr from Plastic Patrol & Premiere of Hudson Project

  • 6:50pm: Q&A with APP Athletes

  • 7pm: Movie on Big Screen

Day 3: Sunday 19th May

  • 8am - 9am: Stand Up Paddleboarding Clinics in APP Pool​

  • 8am- 10:30am: Open, Pro-Am & Youth Sprint Racing on Canal

  • 9am - 11am: Youth Clinics in APP Pool

  • 9:30am - 11:30am: Plastic Patrol Exploratory Paddle & Clean up on the Canal

  • 10:30am - 11am: Pro Warm up on Canal

  • 11am - 3pm: APP Pro Sprints on Canal (live broadcast)

  • 11am - 1pm: General Clinic & Demos in APP Pool

  • 11:30am - 1:30pm: Plastic Patrol Exploratory Paddle & Clean up on the Canal

  • 12pm - 1pm: Stand Up Paddleboard Clinics in APP Pool

  • 1pm - 2pm: Youth Clinic in APP Pool

  • 1:30pm - 3:30pm: Plastic Patrol Exploratory Paddle & Clean up on the Canal

  • 2pm - 3pm: Stand Up Paddleboard Clinic in APP Pool

  • 3pm: Q&A with Lizzie Carr of Plastic Patrol

  • 3:30pm - 4pm: Final Awards Presentation for all divisions and events

  • 4pm: End of Event

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  • Venue Address: Hackney Marsh, Homerton Road, London E9 5PF, United Kingdom

  • Closest Airport: London Heathrow or London City Airports

  • Hotels (Full hotel listings to be posted shortly right here):


  • By Car: All access and parking info to be published here shortly

  • Closest Public Transport:

    • Hackney Wick train station

    • Leyton and Walthamstow Tube Stations

    • Bus services available directly to Hackney Marshes

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  • Board storage

  • Covered Changing facilities

  • F&B Vendors

  • Beer Garden

  • Hackney Festival of Fitness (





For 2019, the Race Course has been extended, and will run the opposite direction from last year, starting at Tower Bridge, right under the Tower of London.


The athletes will then head West through the Center of London, past Parliament and out to Putney for the finish, famous in the world of watersports for the UK's quintissential 'Boat Race'.

This 13km course will challenge the best of the best for one of the most scenic race courses in the world.



In Hackney, London, the Course will consist of 4 person heats, each athlete with their own docking berth for the start. Once the horn sounds, the athletes will have a short burst out to the first buoys, at which point the two athletes to the left will turn left, and the two to the right will turn right, splitting the field in half in each direction.

The athletes will then head to the outer perimeter of the course in towards the inside bank and back out to the first buoys for the final turn into the finish. It is here that they will meet again with the other two competitors, and see where they stand for the final sprint into the finish.

As always, the Sprint Racing will feature the APP's heat elimination structure, with a repechage round to provide athletes with as much opportunity as possible to make it through to the Final 4 and the Winners Podium.

The 190m course will be action packed and fast paced, and will provide a dramatic showcase for the sport at this large scale Festival in the heart of London.


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