BJÖRN DUNKERBECK

THE LOWDOWN 

42 times World Champion and multiple title holder in racing, speed sailing and wave riding, Björn Dunkerbeck has just made it into the Guinness Book of records as the most successful athlete of all time. The stronger the wind, the higher the waves, the greater is “Dunki’s” will to win. Off the water he’s renowned for his love for partying, oversized steaks and rock music. When not on tour, he lives with his wife and three kids on Gran Canaria. 
If you are ever visiting Bonaire or Gran Canaria visit his Pro Centers over there. If you are loving to go fast, you can attend to the Dunkerbeck Speed Challenge! 

A few words from Björn himself: “I’ve been working at this sport all my life,” Björn enthuses. “It’s my passion and I live for it every day. If I go without windsurfing for more than a day I get itchy and can’t wait to get out there. I’m basically a sports fanatic. If I’m not on the water I’m snowboarding or I’m mountain biking – but I can’t go without windsurfing.

RESULTS 

The most successful athlete of all time with 42 World Champion Titles
12 x Overall (88/89/90/91/92/93/94/95/96/97/98/99)
10 x Slalom (88/89/90/91/92/93/94/05/11)
5 x Course Racing (90/91/92/93/94)
4 x Racing (95/96/97/98/99)
7 x Waveriding (90/92/93/94/95/99/01)
1 x Freestyle (98)
3 x Speed (94/05/16)
2011 6 entries in the Guiness book of world records
2021 Top speed PB 103.68 KMH
2021 500 m average speed 51.88 kat = 96.08 kmh
World record *nautical mile* 41,19knots/ 76,2 km/h
World record *open ocean 500m* 44,77 knots/ 82,9 km/h

And some more numbers: 
163 World Cup 1st places
From 1986 till 2012 always on the podium
First European who won a Wave World Cup on Hawaii

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Mach4 Luderitz Speed 
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ENIGMA Booms
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