Kenny Kaneko. | Photo Courtesy: APP World Tour
OAHU, Hawaii – The APP World Tour is proud to announce the positioning of Trump Wetsuits as Title sponsor of the 2017 Japan Pro-Am presented by Hawaiian Airlines. An Australian born brand, Trump Wetuits has deep roots in the surfing & waterman community in Japan, supporting the sport at every level.
With the exponential growth of the sport in Japan and the APP bringing Stop 3 of its World Tour to the region, the timing was perfect for Trump Wetsuits to align with this prestigious event, as the World’s best prepare to do battle at the stunning Enoshima Beach in Fujisawa, just outside Tokyo.
The Trump Wetsuits Japan Pro-Am presented by Hawaiian Airlines will take place on the 6th / 7th May, with traditional opening Ceremony and Nation’s Parade to kick off on the afternoon of the 5th. Beyond the competitive sporting action, there will be product demos, live entertainment and unique exhibitions, providing something for all the family at Enoshima Beach.
With long distance on the first day featuring a dynamic lap course and all new race elements that will keep the action close and exciting, followed by World Tour Sprint Racing and its action packed 300m course to mix it up on Day 2, this 3rd stop of the 2017 APP World Tour will be broadcast LIVE on both days to deliver a spectacular weekend of racing for audiences on site and online at appworldtour.com
Impressive international field to do battle at Enoshima Beach for the Trump Wetsuits Japan Pro-Am, presented by Hawaiian Airlines. | Photo Courtesy: APP World Tour
From Hawaii, the US mainland, Australia and Japan, to Germany, Hungary, France and Italy, not to mention New Zealand and South Africa, the Trump Wetsuits Japan Pro-Am presented by Hawaiian Airlines brings together the best of the best from all over the world to do battle in the waters surrounding Enoshima Island with the ever impressive Mount Fuji as a backdrop.
The long distance course will be a lap format course featuring 4 regular laps and 1 super lap for a total of 10km. The course will feature:
- a zig zag component running along the shoreline
- a chicane feature that will force the paddlers to take a position coming through the gate at the end of each lap
- a super lap is a shortened lap that the athletes can choose to take at any point during the race to break away from the main pack and use strategy to take control of the race
- The Sprint course will feature a traditional ‘M’ Course with a beach start and finish providing a stark contrast to the long distance course, and a fast paced spectacle for audiences on site and online. At just 300m long, it will be a true sprint, with the usual sprint elimination format to deliver a dynamic experience for athletes and audiences alike.
Beyond the action on the water, the event is being held during Golden Week, a major national holiday in Japan, as Enoshima will become a hive of activity as one of the most popular beach destinations within reach of Tokyo.
In addition to the on-the-water activities, authentic Hawaiian entertainment and board / sport demos for all coupled with unique exhibitions through the weekend will make for a weekend to remember. Join us LIVE for all the action at appworldtour.com
About the Waterman League Group and the APP World Tour
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The Waterman League Group is an event management and media production company headquartered in Hawaii focused on developing multi-disciplined water sports. The term ‘waterman’ refers to versatile athletes who can engage in various forms of water sports at the highest level.
As founders of the World Championships for paddlesurfing (also known as stand-up paddling), the Waterman League has been crowning Men’s and Women’s World Champions for both racing and surfing since 2010, with flagship events across the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, now branded as the APP World Tour.
The APP World Tour produces a complete inventory of programming, including live and post produced broadcasts from all its events, with distribution to over 100 countries worldwide via premier global networks such as CBS Sports and Fox Sports Australia, supported by IMG Media.
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