Carolina Cup preview APP Tour Update

We are looking at one month out until the APP finally gets to start its SUP Season. After having to cancel the October event on Maui the Carolina Cup is now part of the APP Tour 2021 and marks the season opening. Before we dive into the news letter by the APP Tour we have a quick look at the so far confirmed event dates for this 2021 season.


1. Carolina Cup

  • 4th – 7th November

2. Gran Canaria Pro-Am, Spain

  • 19th – 21st November  

3. Paris SUP Open, France

  • 3rd – 5th December

4. World Championship Tour Finals  (Where?)

  • 10th – 12th February (2022)


1. ​Gran Canaria 

  • 21st – 28th November

3. Sunset Beach 

  • 18th – 28th January

In the meanwhile we are looking forward to some of the top racer making an appearance in Wrightsville Beach:

Ericeira, Portugal, Friday 8th October: With just under a month to go until the Carolina Cup, excitement builds for the first competition of not only 2021 but since the Covid-19 pandemic began. Scheduled for 4th-7th November, the world’s best racers will assemble on Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina for the first stop of the World Racing Tour.

The Carolina Cup’s signature race, the brutal 13-mile Graveyard Race, will count as the distance discipline of this US Stop for the Tour. The APP will then introduce its unique Sprint Racing format into the weekend to provide more action and excitement for Racers and Spectators alike.

The field in North Carolina will be packed with proven Championship Tour vets like Connor BaxterCandice Appleby and 2019 World Champion Casper Steinfath, but rising stars like Christian Andersen and Caroline Kuntzel will be in the mix, hungry to prove themselves against the best in the world. 

Discipline Champions for the distance and sprint racing components will be crowned as well as the overall Champion for the first stop of the 2021 APP World Tour.

Can the reigning champion, Casper Steinfath, be beat? Or will he emerge victorious to start the season as he means to go on?