Canary Wharf to Host World Paddleboarding Tour this September – 23.08.22

  • London SUP Open, part of the APP World Tour 2022, returns to Canary Wharf between Wednesday 14th and Sunday 18th September
  • Races will take place in Middle Dock and Wood Wharf
  • Free visitor paddle activities taking place across the weekend including yoga on the water, introductory sessions and open racing for all ages and abilities

The London Stand Up Paddleboarding Open, part of the APP World Tour 2022, is returning to Canary Wharf next month from Wednesday 14th to Sunday 18th September.

The 2022 championship promises to be the best yet, and fans of the sport will be looking forward to watching world class paddle pros race in Middle Dock and down the Thames towards Wood Wharf as they compete for coveted event title.

This year Canary Wharf is encouraging everyone to get involved, providing plenty of paddleboard action for visitors across the weekend at Middle Dock on Friday and Saturday, and Wood Wharf on Sunday. Free sessions include introductory paddle lessons for beginners, kids’ and teens’ sessions, yoga and pilates lessons on the water and open racing for all ages and abilities. There will also be a full social schedule across key venues in Canary Wharf.

The races will kick off with the APP Nautical Mile event in Canary Wharf’s Middle Dock on Wednesday 14th September that will see corporate teams take part in a dynamic heat elimination relay race format totalling 1.8km (1 Nautical Mile) per Team. Paddle fans can enjoy introductory sessions and SUP Yoga on Friday 16th September, while on Saturday 17th September the Canary Wharf waterways will be transformed in an arena for the APP World Tour Sprint Race. Viewers can witness the world’s best SUP athletes battle it out in an all-exciting sprint tournament, with the World Title up for grabs. 

The event will finish on Sunday 18th September, starting with the always thrilling APP Pro Race from Battersea to Wood Wharf including a portage over from the River Thames into Canary Wharf. After the Pros have made their way down the Thames, Canary Wharf and the APP World tour are calling for all ages and abilities to partake in Paddle for the Oceans through South Dock and North Dock. The event is a global 2.5km paddle challenge that unites thousands of paddle enthusiasts in a show of solidarity for the oceans, and the APP pledges to donate 50% of all proceeds to ocean-related initiatives and charities.  

Visitors can make the most of the weekend at Canary Wharf by enjoying many of the activities available around the Estate. This includes free minigolf at Montgomery Square, Open Water Swimming at Middle Dock when the paddleboarding pros aren’t in the water and for those looking to watch more sport, the Summer Screens at Canada Square Park and Union Square will be showing the most exciting games, races, and championships throughout the season.

Lucie Moore, Associate Director of Arts & Events, Canary Wharf Group, said: “This is an exciting time for Canary Wharf as we welcome back the APP World Tour. With the Championship now in London for its third year running, we’re delighted to host the competition and provide a weekend of paddleboarding and fun for friends and families to enjoy. On top of that, there will be plenty to keep busy with over the weekend between art exhibitions, five shopping malls and brand-new restaurant openings including Emilia’s Crafted Pasta, Caravan, Hawksmoor and MMy Wood Wharf.” 

The APP World Tour is the Professional World Championship competition for the Sport of Paddlesurfing, also commonly known as Stand Up Paddling (SUP) or Paddleboarding. The APP World Tour has crowned the sport’s world champions across racing and surfing since 2010.

The APP World Tour produces a complete inventory of programming, including live and post produced broadcasts from its events, with distribution to over 100 countries worldwide via premier global networks such as CBS Sports and Fox Sports Asia & Australia.


Wednesday 14 September: Middle Dock

APP’s Nautical Mile:

  • 2-4pm: Welcome, brief and training sessions for all corporate teams led by top APP Professionals
  • 4-6pm: Corporate relay heat elimination race in Middle Dock featuring teams of 6 participating in a 1.8km course
  • 6-9pm: Nautical Mile Awards Party and Red-Carpet Event introducing top Pros at The Grandstand Bar in Canada Square Park

Friday 16 September: Middle Dock

  • 9am-5pm: On water demos, SUP yoga and introductory paddle sessions
  • 4-6pm: Registration / Check in at Middle Dock for APP Pros

Click here to book free sessions

Saturday 17 September: Middle Dock

  • 9am-5pm: On water demos, SUP yoga and introductory paddle sessions
  • 10am-12noon: Open Sprint Racing for all ages & levels
  • 12noon-2pm: Team Sprint Racing on giant SUPs for teams of up to 6 people
  • 2-5pm: APP World Tour Sprint Racing Elimination in Middle Dock
  • 5.30-9.30pm: Awards presentation & After Party at The Grandstand Bar in Canada Square Park

Click here to book free sessions

Sunday 18 September: Wood Wharf

  • 9am-5pm: On water demos, SUP yoga and introductory paddle sessions
  • 9-11am: APP Pro Race from Battersea to Wood Wharf (incl. a portage over from the River Thames into Canary Wharf)
  • 12.30-1.30pm: Paddle Around the Wharf
  • 3-4pm: Paddle for the Oceans
  • 5-8pm: Awards presentation and closing event at The Grandstand Bar in Canada Square Park

Click here to book free sessions

To find out more about the APP World Tour, visit, and follow events @appworldtour on Facebook & Instagram.

Click here to find out more about The App World SUP Tour Stop 2022 at Canary Wharf


For further information, please contact:

Press Office
Canary Wharf Group plc
T: 020 7418 2166

Notes to Editors

About Canary Wharf Group:

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CWG is the largest sustainable developer in the UK and also excels operationally as it has purchased 100% electricity from renewable sources since 2012 and sent zero waste to landfill since 2009. 

CWG has created a 24/7 city where people can live, work and thrive on the Canary Wharf estate and enjoy all the benefits: great transport links, access to green spaces and waterside living; and a wide range of amenities including an award-winning arts and events programme. Canary Wharf’s retail offering comprises over 300 shops, including grocery stores, pharmacies, health clubs, bars and restaurants, all within 15 minutes’ walk. 

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