‘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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Articles Featuring Sonni Hönscheid

Dream Team Sonni Hönscheid 2021 Fort Boyard Challenge-3

Sonni Hönscheid Enjoys 2021 Fort Boyard Challenge

We all know it’s been an unsettling year when it comes to SUP racing, and for some who are lucky enough to get back to it has been a refreshing change of pace. For Dream Team rider Sonni Hönscheid, getting back into competition a the weekend’s 2021 Fort Boyard Challenge was a really great experience.…

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