Riki Horikoshi


‘Simply, I love the ocean’




– 2017 Japan National Champion
– 2018 Japan National Champion
– 2018 ISA World SUP Championships – 5th
– 2019 ISA World SUP Championship – 4th (Coper medal)


I’m Professional Sup surfer and Professional surfer.
I following SUP surfing contest and shortboard surfing contest.
First Asian SUP surfer to the ISA medalist.

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Nationality: Japan
Lives in: Shonan
Favourite SUP Locations: El Salvador
APP World Tour Ranking: N/A
Hobbies: surfing, photography, music
Other Sponsors: O’Neill, FCS, Electric, Zen nutrition, Destination, Shinyuri Aoki Sports Clinic, Fukai Fitness Club.

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Shonan, Japan

Articles Featuring Riki Horikoshi

Race Events

Paul Simmons Wins UK’s SUP Twelve 2024

UK rider PJ Simmons just made a winning return to the endurance racing scene at the SUP Twelve event at Broadsands in Torbay, England. The event features constant laps over twelve hours from 7am to 7pm, with a mandatory beach transition each lap where athletes are permitted to fuel themselves and rest. Expedition paddler Brendon…

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Dream TeamICF Rai Taguchi Spring SUP Race Italy

Taguchi & Tripney Dominate ICF Italy Season Opener

The ICF season opener ‘Spring SUP Race’ took place in Comacchio, Italy this past weekend. Japanese team rider Rai Taguchi put in solid performances to comfortably win both the Long Distance and Technical events, while teammate Cam Tripney put on a display of sheer power to win the 200m Sprint.   Rai reports back: “This…

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APP World TourSUP Racing

Esperanza Barreras and Fernando Perez: 2 sparkling victories from the India Paddle Festival 2024

India Paddle Festival was the first internationally sanctioned APP SUP event, organised by Mantra Surf Club in Mangaluru (Karnataka) on 7th-9th March 2024. Athletes from Europe and Asia showcased their skills in the amazing racing conditions. Starboard Dream Team, led by Esperanza Barreras and Fernando Perez, stole the show with their exceptional talents, securing a…

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