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

Personal Achievements


6 x SUP World Champion (3 x winner Molokai to Oahu)
1st Place Paddle League 2018
2015-2017 Euro Tour Winner
6 x SUP European Champion


About Sonni


“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.”


–  Sonni Hönscheid


Nationality: Germany

Favourite disciplines: Downwind and long distance races.

Favourite SUP Locations: Fuerteventura, Sylt, Hawaii.

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.