Welcome to our collection of the biggest news and stories that have taken place in the SUP world from the previous month. Let's recap what happened in March 2023.Bit of a slow news month in March 2023. Here are our top stories.
GWA Wingfoil World Cup - Cape Verde - Surf
The US’s Moona Whyte and local Wesley Brito seized victory at the first GWA Wingfoil World Cup dedicated to pure surfing, staged on the world-renowned Ponta Preta break on Cape Verde’s Sal island.
The ground-breaking contest was the first event of a pure wave wingfoil world tour that is set to take place in Brazil and, hopefully, Morocco.
Thirty-eight athletes from 10 nations were eager to compete in the new discipline on Ponta Preta’s perfect, peeling rights. The youngest athlete was Briton Leon Shiel, 13, while three-time world windsurf champion, Brazil’s Kauli Seadi, was equally keen to compete.
The final day of the competition saw Ponte Preta firing, its hollow and steep wave offering double head-high faces breaking on the rocky point. A number of wings and foils came to grief on the rocks as athletes pushed the limits. Click the link to find out the results and watch the incredible action.
Arthur Arutkin Joins Infinity SUP - Race
French champion SUP athlete Arthur Arutkin joins the Infinity Speed Freaks team.
Arthur stopped by headquarters in Dana Point, CA to test boards, hang with crew and win the Dana Ocean Challenge on a Blackfish. Arthur has been a big name in the SUP scene over the past few seasons and we can’t wait to see how he performs on new equipment.
James Casey - Code Foils
James Casey dropped some pretty big news this week that he has joined the Code Foil team, getting this new brand up and running with his mates Marcus and Ben Tardrew and Daniel Juengling.