Björn Dunkerbeck, Windsurfing Legend

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Björn Dunkerbeck, 42 Time Windsurf World Champion and Windsurf Speed Record Holder

Björn Dunkerbeck’s parents fell in love with windsurfing in Denmark. They decided to move to Gran Canaria when Björn was 8 and opened the Dunkerbeck Windsurf Center where he learnt. His mother competed and was 2nd in the world in windsurfing in the late 70’s. His father was a Spanish speed sailing champion in the mid 80’s and they both still windsurf today. 

Björn started competing in windsurfing at 12 years. He was 2nd in the junior world championships in the under 18 category when he was only 15. He was rising rapidly into the world ranking and competing with the best. At 18 he was 2nd in the world just behind Robbie Naish. Then from 19 he was first from 1988 until 1999 winning the overall world championships 12 times in a row along with 30 different discipline titles. He was unbeatable during that period. In a career expanding 30 years he won 42 world windsurfing championship titles. 

With so many different variations of water sports from SUP, foil, wind sailing, surfing Björn never gets bored. In 2021 he broke the 100km/h barrier on a windsurf board in Luderitz, Namibia with an incredible speed of 103.67kph. 

Tune in to find out how Dunkerbeck stayed at the top level in windsurfing for over 3 decades. Setting speed records, what drives him now and loads more! 

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