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.

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.