Date of Birth:
Arthur Arutkin grew up alongside his sister and Fanatic team rider Alice in the windsurf village Wissant in the north of France. His dad introduced him into Windsurfing with the age of 8 years and his passion for watersports kicked off from that day. By the age of 15 Arthur was european youth champion in the Slalom discipline, but then took his skills into the waves and entered the international stage of the PWA World Tour. When it wasn’t windy, he’d paddle out on the SUP and soon entered competitions in the Standup World Series aswell. In 2015 he finished 4th in the Standup World Series of the waterman league. Arthur is an international Teamrider for both, Windsurfing and SUP for Fanatic.
Team Fanatic since...
Move you’re most proud of:
When I broke my arm trying a Double Forward in Tenerife.
Number one on your bucket list:
Too many things to do to choose only one!
Soundtrack of your life:
1. Frank Sinatra - My Way
2. Charles Trenet - La Mer
3. Beethoven - 9th Symphony
As a superhero I would...
...like to run very fast like flash.
What stokes me most...
...is to share a great session with my friends.
If you could be an animal, what would it be?
If you could travel back in time to meet any famous person, who would it be?
I'd like to meet socrates.
You’ve coosen the Quad out of the Fanatic lineup. Why do you prefer this shape?
I love the way the new Quad carves. It got more control and more radicalness for 2016. I’m surfing a lot on my ProWave when it’s not windy and the Quad get’s closest to surfing from the 3 Fanatic Wave Boards. I like to sail in strong winds and the Quad always offers very good grip. The TriWave and the Stubby are really sick boards when it’s cross-onshore and smaller, but when it’s bigger and really good conditions, i’d like to have the Quad. I’m mainly travelling with the 81 and the 90 – that covers most conditions for me.