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.
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