‘You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to leave the shore’



– 2019 ICF World Distance Race Champion
– 6 x SUP World Champion (3 x winner Molokai to Oahu)
– 1st Place Paddle League 2018
–  Euro Tour Winner 15/ 17
– 6 x SUP European Champion


I was born on Sylt, Germany. My dad was a professional windsurfer, we traveled around the world, spending a lot of time on Maui. When I was 5 years old, we moved to the Canary Islands. That’s were I learned how to surf, windsurf and later on Stand Up Paddle. When I’m not in the water I’m painting, so far I had my 3rd art exhibition and I’m grateful to have another way of expressing myself besides the sport. Art is like writing a diary of all my experiences, traveling to different places,… my biggest inspiration is the Ocean.With Starboard I don’t only have the fastest boards underneath my feet, I also have the chance to combine my two biggest passions – my sport and my art, the Tikhines.

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Nationality: Germany
Favourite discipline: Downwind and long distance races
Favourite SUP Locations: Fuerteventura, Sylt, Hawaii.
Best results: 3rd place ISA SUP Surf World Championships 2017 Denmark.
Lives in: Sylt (GER) and Fuerteventura (SPA)
Hobbies: Surfing, windsurfing, art
Other Sponsors: Mercedes Benz, Chiemsee, North Shore Fuerteventura, Bluesmiths, Maui Jim, BioAstin, Velocitek, Xcel Germnay, Black Fin Project, VDWS.

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Sonni Hoënscheid Talks at Surf Festival Fehmarn

Starboard team rider Sonni Hoënscheid talks about her M2O experiences at the weekend’s Surf Festival Fehmarn, Germany.     «It was a great event with many people, I did two speeches of my M20 Experience followed by SUP clinics at the Mercedes Benz “Riders Academy”. A great concept for the riders to share their knowledge…

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