ArthurThébault_GWA
ArthurThébault_GWA

Arthur Thébault

Arthur Thébault started Wing Foiling together with his Cousin Mahé and family already early in 2020 on Guadeloupe, their domicile of choice. He has already gained competitive experience in Sailing, Surfing and now also in the GWA.

Birthday
02.07.2009

Nationality
French

Home Spot
Sainte Anne, La Kommunal, Guadeloupe

When and where did you start Wing Foiling?
In 2020, my uncle Jérôme made me try Wing Foiling in Guadeloupe and I immediately loved it!

What’s your watersports history – from which side did you enter Winging?
First, I have learned Surfing, Windsurfing and Sailing with my dad, Sebastien at the age of 5. Between the age of 6 and 10 I participated in Sailing competitions, Optimist and Windsurf, then I started also Surfing competitions. Now, on my home island depending on the conditions, I ride all year round either on a Wing Foil or on a Surf Foil.

What do you love about Wing Foiling?
I love the feeling of flying over the water and surfing waves, trying to do radical tricks and airs with the foil! I also love trying new freestyle tricks, but I hate breaking gear. When I learned the backflip, I tinkered with a long leash to practice without tearing my wing. Otherwise, I love beating my father in racing (and all the other members of my family! :-))

What’s your favourite conditions?
When the wind is strong with about 25 knots side off with big waves and I can ride with my 2,5m wing.

What’s your top advice for a beginner?
Use suitable equipment: a large wing board. My grandfather Adrien started Wing Foiling at the age of 73 and he managed to fly quickly.

Boom or handles?
I prefer handles because it is easier to set up and less chance to forget a boom on the beach!

RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS

NOUVEAU
SLS
Sky Surf SLS - Unicolor

Sky Surf SLS

PRONE / WING - SURF / FREESTYLE & GROM

CHARACTERISTICS

SURF / WAVE
FREESTYLE
FREERIDE
ENTRY
BUDGET FRIENDLY
TRAVEL FRIENDLY
NOUVEAU
SLS
Mast-Fuselage Set Aero Slim D/LAB + Tail - Unicolor

Mast-Fuselage Set Aero Slim D/LAB + Tail

Foil

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SLS
Wing Set Aero Carve 2.0 D/LAB - Unicolor

Wing Set Aero Carve 2.0 D/LAB

PERFORMANCE SURF / FREESTYLE / PRONE / KITE

CHARACTERISTICS

SPEED
MANOEUVRABILITY
JUMPING
GLIDE & PUMP
LIFT
EASE OF USE
BUDGET FRIENDLY
NOUVEAU
Unit - C01:tourquise/dark-grey

Unit

SURF & FREEFLY / JUMPING & FREESTYLE / FREERIDE

CHARACTERISTICS

WAVE / DOWNWIND
JUMPING
FREESTYLE
FREERIDE
EASE OF USE
BUDGET FRIENDLY