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.

+ Info

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.

Contact info

Shonan, Japan

Articles Featuring Riki Horikoshi

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Starboard Signs Star SUP Racer Rai Taguchi

Starboard is excited to announce the signing of superstar SUP racer Rai Taguchi from Japan. We also welcome 2 new up-and-coming talents – Thomas Nilsen from Norway and Fernando Perez from Spain, while we look forward to seeing Israeli powerhouse Liran Machlev riding with Starboard for another season. RAI TAGUCHI Japan // Age 19  …

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Starboard Announces 2023 Dream Team

After several years of hiatus and disruptions to paddleboarding events around the globe that were onset by the pandemic, the 2023 season is looking set to be a big year for the sport as things ‘normalize’, with many classic events being re-invigorated while some exciting new developments with the likes of the ICF World Tour…

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Designing Starboard’s Revolutionary New Sprint Expedition

Canadian adventurer and explorer Bruce Kirkby searched for the perfect expedition paddleboard, but nothing came close to meeting his die-hard expedition requirements. He had to design his own paddleboard to meet his extreme adventure standards. Read on as Bruce chronicles working with Starboard’s R&D team for the past 4 years to develop the new Sprint…

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