whatSUP with Sonni and Boothy

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Wednesday 18 November 2020

12PM CET (Central European Time). Time zone converter.


Sonni Hönscheid (GER)
whatSUP Starboard Sonni Hönscheid Germany Starboard

Session information

Sonni will talk about how to paddle in upwind or downwind conditions.

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.

– 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

Source: sup.star-board.com


Michael Booth (AUS)
whatSUP Starboard Michael Booth Australia Starboard

Session information

Michael will share his opinion on what a "Perfect SUP Stroke" should look like.

Michael Booth is an Australian Waterman that has excelled at everything he has touched in the past ten years. From his beginnings in Surf Life Saving, Surfski and Kayak, he then dedicated himself to SUP in 2016. He has since become a multiple AustralianEuro Tour and World Champion. As a kid Michael wanted to be able to do what he loved and make a living…  he is now doing just that.

Michael prides himself on the quality and consistency of his performance and believes that success can only be achieved through hard work, self-belief and dedication – words which he continues to live by during the off season and the racing season.

There is no doubt that Michael is both physically and mentally strong, pursuing some huge personal goals to be the best in the sport as well as encouraging others to reach their goals. Booth launched his own coaching business, which he offers all over the world as well as tailored and personalised online programs, sharing his knowledge and skills in SUP racing.

He is constantly seeking his next challenge and strives to be the best at everything he puts his mind to. 

– 2019 ICF World Distance Race Champion
– 2x ISA World Distance Race Champion 16/ 18
– 3x Australian Distance Race Champion 15/ 17/ 18
– 3x Euro Tour Champion 17/ 18 / 19
– Carolina Cup Champion 2018
– APP London 2018 Champion

Source: sup.star-board.com


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