Christian Andersen 2nd and Arthur Arutkin 3rd


We are super stoked to announce that Christian Andersen and Arthur Arutkin finished 2nd and 3rd in the Sprint Race of the SUP Carolina Cup/App World Tour! The title was claimed by Hawaii’s Connor Baxter after he battled with an all-star line-up in the men’s final, which consisted of Casper Steinfath, Arthur and Christian.


After 30-knot winds called for a modified and shortened racecourse, the APP sprints saw athletes go out through 6-foot surf to do one buoy turn before they returned back through the surf for a beach sprint to the finish line.




In one of the most exciting finishes in some time, a set wave came through that could have given Casper Steinfath and Arthur Arutkin the chance to catch leaders Connor Baxter and Christian Andersen. However, it was not to be, as Casper and Arthur were unable to hold on as the set wave peaked and bucked them off, leaving Baxter and Andersen to battle it out to the finish. On a neck and neck sprint to the finish line, Andersen tripped, leaving the door open for Baxter to claim both the sprint and overall title. Christian had the right line, but I had the long legs and his little stumble ended up giving me the win. Without that stumble it would have been a dive to the finish line. Well done Christian & Arthur!

Pics: SUP Carolina Cup