Casper Steinfath takes on Hurricane Florence for Third Place at APP New York SUP Open

October 10, 2018

Casper Steinfath on overall podium at APP New York

September 23, 2018, New York City, New York – As Hurricane Florence hammered the East Coast of the United States, Casper Steinfath brought his own storm aboard the 2019 Maliko 12’6” to finish third overall and maintain his 2018 World Title Campaign at the App World Tour New York SUP Open.

Starting with the long distance event, Casper continued to improve, this time racing around the Statue of Liberty. “Competing in the heart of the huge metropolitan of New York is something that I have always dreamed of! Paddling around Lady Liberty was next level and one of my coolest racing experiences to date. I had to pinch myself. Put it on your bucket list!”

With the APP Tour coming to New York during the middle of the Atlantic Hurricane Season the chance for extreme conditions were strong. Although Hurricane Florence made landfall 600 miles to the south in the Carolinas, the effects of the storm were still felt at the Long Beach race venue for an additional challenge to the racers.

“The sprints were super challenging, and that’s not just cause of the high caliber of athletes in attendance. The remnants of Hurricane Florence came by for a visit and gave us storm surf, thunder and lightning to battle. I chose to use the 12’6” Maliko in the sprints as the shorter board does better in the crazy conditions and surf” said Casper. “I feel super happy with my 2nd place, but I also know I have to fix small mistakes in my strategy to reclaim that top place in the sprints. I look forward to working on this, but overall I am very stoked with my silver medal that combined with my 8th in the legendary Lady Liberty Distance race gave me an overall 3rd for the event behind Connor Baxter and Arthur Arutkin.”
Casper now sits in a close third place behind Arthur Arutkin by only 250 points as the tour moves to San Francisco, California for Red Bull Heavy Water where he is the defending champion.

“The points are super close and with three events left things are starting to heat up and I can’t wait to go full hammer!”

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