Hometown Aesch, Switzerland
Why I love to SUP and how I discovered it… I love being out on the water and challenging myself – I also love the fact that the water is always different and there is so much to learn and to experience. I love the community and the possibility to travel to new places and make new friends.
I paddled flatwater racing kayaks growing up in Europe and started surfski paddling several years ago in California. A friend introduced me to SUP in Switzerland and I was hooked. Pretty soon I started racing and have since participated in open ocean/downwind races in Hawaii (M2O) and California, long-distance races (11-City Tour) in the Netherlands and river races (Wintercup) in Switzerland. I am excited to continue to paddle on different bodies of water and in different conditions – on lakes, rivers and the ocean.
The body of water you’ll most likely find me on…
…is Lake Hallwil in Switzerland. We live only 5 minutes away from the lake so it is perfect for a quick paddle in the morning or during the day. The river Reuss in Switzerland is also one of my favorite places, especially when the water level is high enough to form a wave. I love paddling on the ocean, too, especially traveling to Maui und paddling the Maliko run and the Molokai2Oahu crossing.
Which boards I’m riding? Which one is my favorite? …I really enjoy river surfing and am excited about the Hala Peno. I also can’t wait to take the Atcha 86 out on some rivers in Switzerland.
My next dream paddling adventure is… Scotland where I’d love to explore the rivers, lakes and the ocean.
What I do when I am not paddling? I work as a writer and enjoy writing about science/technology/fitness and health. I love traveling, exploring new places, being outside, taking photos, meeting friends and sharing my passion for watersports.