It was nice to see that Casper Steinfath is now back on the race board. Even we would have loved to see him at the ICF SUP World Championships it was great to see him at the Madeira SUP Challenge which was part of the EURO TOUR. His first international SUP Race in quite a while. While Casper was busy in Denmark with his Foil Crossing of the Categat and even competing in his first Wingfoil Race, it is awesome to see that he is still doing all of that in his (by now) signature board shorts. Here is the newsletter we just receive from his sponsor Naish. Which he also stayede true to since the very beginning:
September 25-26, 2021 — Last weekend team rider Casper Steinfath had a blast competing and serving as an event ambassador at the 2021 Euro Tour Madeira Island SUP Challenge.
The Madeira Challenge marked Steinfath’s first stop as he embarks on a journey to defend his APP World Title this season. Riding his trusty Javelin 14’0″ X22, Steinfath took 5th place in the 12 km race that ran along the beautiful southern coast of Madeira.
Casper’s roots in Madeira go way back to 2006 when he first set foot on a SUP Board. This year, Casper’s role as an event ambassador brought him back to the highest levels of stoke from when he first picked up the sport. It was this year that Casper felt like he “came full-circle” by working with local youth and junior paddlers to showcase their SUP talent on an international stage.
As he reflected on volunteering at the youth clinics in days prior to the event, Casper noted,
“…things really came full-circle for me when I stood in front of 30 youngsters with the fire in their eyes for paddling. I was so stoked to pass on as much experience to them as I could. I felt so happy seeing so many young kids jumping into this sport and having fun on the water.”
Steinfath now heads to California with high spirits and momentum to fuel him through the rest of the 2021 racing season.
We are now also looking forward how Casper will reinsert him self into to SUP Racing. He was the World Champ of the APP Tour in 2019 and we are looking for the APP tour to start their Season shortly. First up will be the Carolina Cup which now counts towards the APP Tour. Best of luck.