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About City Paddle Festivals

City Paddle Festivals are brought to you by the APP World Tour as a means of creating an all-inclusive, participatory experience for seasoned athletes, passionate enthusiasts and newcomers alike in a true celebration of the sport and its unique lifestyle.


While the APP World Tour events still remain at the heart of these events and are the professional showcase for the sport, the City Paddle Festivals open the doors to the world to come watch, participate and enjoy in the world’s most high-profile cities and in the company of likeminded people.

Click here to see the line up of City Paddle Festivals for 2022.


APP Pool

The APP Pool has been a major hit across all its global City venues, and has provided weekend long programming and participation opportunities for all the family.

From SUP Yoga clinics, to demos from the top pros and youth clinics, the Pool brings the ocean lifestyle to the city in a unique and all-inclusive way.


Open Racing

There will be inclusive participation at every level, from aspiring professional all the way down to entry level enthusiast, with age group based results providing a true celebration for the sport.

Our City Paddle Festival's also offer a full roster of fun racing including relays, team races and dragon racing.


Nautical Mile

APP’s Nautical Mile is a corporate challenge concept that brings together local communities from major Financial and Business Districts across the world. Participating companies will compete in a unique Team Relay format, inspiring healthy lifestyles, while also encouraging teamwork and camaraderie in the workplace.


Paddle for the Oceans

A global 3.5km paddle challenge that unites thousands of paddle enthusiasts on the water in the effort to make a difference to the oceans. 



APP brings together not only elite sports men and women from around the world, but provides a gathering point for a global community of outdoor enthusiasts that enjoy Stand Up Paddling whether it be for leisure or competition.


For every City Paddle Festival, there will be a jam-packed schedule of entertainment to fill your time off the water. With live music and performances, food and drink vendors and spectator opportunities.