Arnaud Frennet

Name: Arnaud Frennet

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/arnaud.frennet

Instagram: @arnaud_frennet

Birthday: November 30, 1974

Current Residence: Punta de Lobos, Pichilemu, Chile

Homespot or break: Punta de Lobos for SUP and surfing; Puntilla and Llico for Windsurfing

Titles or awards:

  • SUP Adventure: Author of numerous pioneer SUP adventure crossings (Straits of Magellan, Corcovado Gulf, General Carrera lake, Grey Glaciar lake)
  • Undefeated in Chile’s National Champs. 
  • Winner of the 11City Race Non-Stop, 2014 (& Record Breaker)
  • 3rd in Molokai2Oahu Stock Division SUP, 2015
  • SUP Surf: Winner of the Punta de Lobos Pro 2015 & numerous other finals in Chile’s National Champs.

Currently Riding: 

Hover SUP foil and surf foil, Maliko & Naish One for Racing and adventure, Hardline Windsurf boards and Force4 Sails, and Hokua Guns for Big Wave SUP riding. 

Other sponsors: Lippi Outdoor, Stoked Wetsuits, Kuntur, Viejo Lobo, Nautisport

Hobbies: On dry land my hobby is brewing beer… it has now  become more than a hobby as my beer “Viejo Lobo” is now available on the market and getting very successful! @cerveza_viejolobo 

Interview

How did you get into SUPing and Windsurfing?

I started windsurfing with my parents on a small lake in Belgium, far from the ocean when I was 11 years old…and then there was no way out of it, since then the only thing I want is to be on the water riding something.

What’s the one thing you can’t live without?

The Ocean.

What’s in you backpack when traveling?

Spare underwear, toothbrush, my laptop and earplugs.

Favorite Movie?

No big favorite really. I never watch TV and movies only on the planes while flying.

Top five songs on your latest playlist?

I like variety according to my mood. Electronic stuff like Pupkullies & Rebecca, Nôze, or Waldeck, or Reggae like Althea and Donnea or Alpha Blondy, or fun stuff like Kimya Dawson & Zoufris Maracas just to name a few.

Favorite post session beverage?

Post morning session just water, and post evening session a good Viejo Lobo, my own beer!

Favorite post session food?

Fried eggs and a wheat bread sandwich with avocado and cheese. And if a more serious meal Salmon or a fatty fish with Quinoa and lettuce

You’re planning your dream trip, where are you going and who’s coming with?

To Chilean Patagonia with my family and best friends, on a boat trip to explore endless fjords paddling and find new waves to ride. The weather can be really tough there, but I could spend my lifetime doing that and never get bored.

Favorite thing to do when not you’re not SUPing or windsurfing?

Hiking, travelling, or Brewing beer

What, in your opinion, has been your greatest accomplishment?

Living where I live and how I live. A trophy is only satisfying for a short time, so for me coming from a small country side village in Belgium and dreaming of waves while I was a kid, and today being able to enjoy some of the world’s best Ocean condition for my favorite sports just in front of my house is priceless. It has not been easy and I enjoy every minute of it!

What’s your favorite quote or saying?

“it could be worse”… it sounds good in all situations, positive , or negative!

If you had a superpower, what would it be?

The Super-Cleaning megapower, and I’d leave the planet free of garbage and contamination just by a blink of eyes.

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