Arthur Arutkin grew up alongside his sister and Fanatic team rider Alice in the windsurf village Wissant in the north of France. His dad introduced him into Windsurfing with the age of 8 years and his passion for watersports kicked off from that day. By the age of 15 Arthur was european youth champion in the Slalom discipline, but then took his skills into the waves and entered the international stage of the PWA World Tour. When it wasn’t windy, he’d paddle out on the SUP and soon entered competitions in the Standup World Series aswell. In 2015 he finished 4th in the Standup World Series of the waterman league. Arthur is an international Teamrider for both, Windsurfing and SUP for Fanatic.