Arnaud Frennet

Arnaud Frennet

DOB: November 30, 1974

Hometown: Pichilemu, Chile

Homespot: Punta de Lobos


  • 1st at Punta de Lobos Pro 2012
  • 2nd at Punta de Lobos Pro 2011
  • Chile Champion 2011 & 2012
  • Currently ranked 6th in Stand Up World Series

Sponsors: Naish, Lippi, Nautisport, Stoked Wetsuits, Dreamstyle

Favorite Naish Gear: Nalu 9’0” -I can ride it finless in tiny waves but also in 4 meter waves!

Duties as Team Rider @ Naish: Spread the stoke about SUP & hopefully be a positive example for younger riders.

SUP goals for 2014: Keep building on the good momentum to attract a major sponsor for a big project I have in mind…


Have you played in the dirt recently?

Yes, it’s a dirt road to get to my house so I have dirt on my feet everyday. Dirt is good for you – much better than pavement.

What’s the coolest thing you learned from talking to a child?

That life is in fact, very simple. My two daughters teach me so much every day. They are my best friends and I learn so much from them.

What’s your latest non-SUPing obsession?

Brewing my own beer! That’s part of my Belgian roots. I make a pretty good lager based on recipes from the monks. My uncle is a monk in a Trappist Monastery, Orval. They make a legendary beer.

My philosophy of life is…

Think positive, always! Being happy is the ultimate goal in life and it starts by having the right attitude. May sound really simple and obvious, but I try to find happiness in everything, defeat, hard work, injuries, etc…it’s just a matter of attitude.

What is the one thing you wish people knew about you?

That I am very shortsighted, so if I don’t salute them in the water, it’s just because I have not recognize them yet. It can be very embarrassing sometimes…

What’s the best advice anyone ever gave you?

Live for your goals. When your life has no purpose, you start dying….

Are you a spender or a saver?

I guess neither of the two! I am not really a spender, at least not spending for material things… but on the other hand, I have no savings. I’m always trying to live the maximum experiences from my economic resources.

How many toenails have you lost since you started SUPing?

None. I have learned the hard way during many years of windsurfing and always keep my nails very short.

Who is your role model & why?

I don’t have anyone specific, but rather too many to emulate for what they are or what they have done of their life. Most of them in fact are my close friends – they are a constant source of inspiration for me.

If someone walked into your room right now, what would they notice first?

The view! You can see one of the longest and most consistent lefts on earth from my bed, and sometimes you get to see dolphins jumping, or even whales. At night you can watch the stars and the Milky Way through the roof window. It’s the best!

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