Australian Michael Booth will race in New York City this weekend for stop #2 of the APP World Tour. 

Taking on the best SUP athletes from across the globe and showcasing their talents in one of the most iconic cities in the world. This years APP World Tour is proving to be one of the best yet, with the next race being a 10km paddle starting from North Cove Yacht Harbour on the Hudson River on Saturday the 15th September.

With focus shifting on the USA leg of the year, Booth says he is feeling confident and headstrong heading into this weekends challenge. 

“I am really excited to be racing along the Hudson and around the Statue of Liberty in NYC. It’s such an iconic City and I really do feel so privileged to paddle here!”

Hoping to maintain his momentum from the first stop earlier this year in London, Booth says he is feeling rested and refreshed after having a decent amount of time back home training in Perth, Western Australia. 

“After a little time off racing I am feeling strong mentally and physically and I am really looking forward to getting back out on the water and racing again tomorrow”. 

With the competition heating up, those that are not able to see it live from NYC itself are able to stream live on the APP World Tour Website:

“This tour is such a fantastic opportunity to showcase SUP racing to the world. Its such a highly competitive sport and its really building momentum this year”, said Booth. 

With one of the toughest fields of competition to step foot on the start line this year, Booth said it’s even more reason to “go hard or go home” as he takes on the likes of Kai Lenny, Arthur Arutkin, Casper Steinfath, Travis Grant, Bruno Hasulyo and Connor Baxter

“I go into every race wanting to win and I cant wait to test myself against the best of the best this weekend”.

There is no doubt that Booth is going into the competition as one of the favourites this year, presenting his best form since the start of the year.

“I go into every race to do my absolute best and I’ll always make sure of that!”

Saturdays distance race will begin at 945am local time in NYC from Brookfield Place. Competitors will then shift their focus to Long Beach where they will compete in the sprints on Tuesday.