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15TH – 23RD SEPTEMBER, 2018

The New York SUP Open will kick off on September 15th with a unique Long Distance Race around the Statue of Liberty Race that will allow participants to take in the City's most dramatic landmarks and unmistakable Manhattan skyline and enjoy a fun filled Festival activation at Pier 25. Proceedings will then move out to Long Island from the 19th - 23rd September for the Sprint Racing component in the Surf, before attention turns to the World Tour Surfing competition for the most comprehensive event in the sport.

Registration Opens April 10th

Event Summary:

The New York SUP Open will feature:

  • Bucket List Paddle around the Statue of Liberty

  • Pro, Pro-Am & Amateur Racing in the City

  • Pro & Pro-Am Sprint Racing & Open and World Tour Surfing out at Long Island


  1. 6am: Event Village opens for Athlete check in and board drop offs

  2. 8am: Event Village Opens with vendors & P/A

  3. 8am: Morning Yoga Clinic

  4. 8:45am: Athlete Course & Safety Briefing

  5. 9:15am: Athletes to enter the water for warm up and prepare for start

  6. 9:45am: Pro Men Start

  7. 9:47am: Pro Women Start

  8. 9:50am: Pro-Am Men Start

  9. 9:52am: Pro-Am Women Start

  10. 9:55am: First wave of Amateurs Start

  11. 10am: Last wave of Amateurs Start

  12. 10:30am: Youth Clinic

  13. 10;45am: First possible Pro Finisher

  14. 13:00: Water to be cleared of any remaining athletes

  15. 14:00: Youth Racing

  16. 15:00: Team Sprint Racing preliminaries (short sprints inside of Pier 25)

  17. 16:00: Finals for Team Racing

  18. 16:30: Awards Presentation

  19. 17:00: Live Music

  20. 17:00: SUP Yoga / Pilates evening session

  21. 18:00: Foiling Exhibition

  22. 21:00: End of Event

City Race Divisions​

Race around the Statue of Liberty (11km):

  1. Amateur Race (Men & Women)

  2. Pro-Am (Men & Women)

  3. Pro (Men & Women)

Alternative Activities:

  1. Team Racing (Multi person craft) – (No Gender divisions: Open)

  2. Youth Clinic (No Gender divisions: Open)

Course Map


  • Amateurs: $75​

  • Pro-Am: $100

  • Pro: $150

  • Team Racing: $100

  • Youth Clinic: Free**

**with pre-registration (space allowing)

*All entries include welcome pack except for Team Racing



  • Board storage

  • Covered Changing facilities

  • F&B Vendors

  • Beer Garden

  • Live Entertainment (DJs, Live Commentary & Live Music)

Location Information

  • Venue Address: Pier 25, Hudson River Park, New York City

  • Closest Airports: JFK, Newark or LaGuardia (New York City Airports)

  • Hotels

    • TBA

  • Transport:

    • By Car: Multiple Parking Lots within walking distance of venue

    • Closest Public Transport: TBA

Long Island Divisions


  1. Open Trials (Men & Women)

  2. Pro (Men & Women)


  1. Pro Surf Sprint Racing (Men & Women)

  2. Pro-Am Surf Sprint Racing (Men & Women)

  3. Charity Paddle

More Information to follow on the Long Island component of the New York SUP Open.

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