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.”
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
This year’s Gran Canaria world cup was a week-long windsurfing action reel covering wave, and slalom racing.
Not a single day was quiet during this year’s Gran Canaria World Cup. The first weekend delivered the near-perfect wave conditions we all see in magazine shots. Then followed three days of full-power slalom racing, only to have wave action return the following weekend to bookend an incredible event.
Nearly all podiums had Severne riders present. Amongst others, Daida Moreno won her 22nd Pozo title, and Blanca Alabau won her first-ever women’s slalom victory.
After years of no large scale events, the 2022 edition of the Defi Wind brought back all of the best elements of the past; lots of wind, lots of action, parties, and the reunion of 1200+ windsurfers from across the globe.
The 2021 Luderitz Speed Challenge has come to an end. Using the new Mach5 Luderitz Speed Special, Bjorn Dunkerbeck hit a top speed of 103,68km/h (55,98 knots). Many other 51+ knots runs over 500 meters were recorded by the team throughout this years’ event.
The 2021 Dunkerbeck Speed Challenge Virtual Global Tour has commenced and will consist of 3 different events throughout the year with, among other things, foiling added to the list of new categories.
A windsurf event without travelling The current world situation has held us back from being able to take part in events across the globe. Many are especially bummed they wont be joining the legendary Defi Wind this year, which had to be cancelled. Bjorn Dunkerbeck and...
Still pushing his limits. Bjorn Dunkerbeck puts the Mach3 Speed sails through the test at Lüderitz in this nicely produced trailer leading up to the full documentary about Bjorn and speed sailing. Turn up the volume and check it out right here below!