Date of Birth:
Kiel / Klitmøller / Matanzas
ProWave & Fly Air Premium
Born in the small town Aurich in the northwest of Germany, Klaas grew up not far from the sea ever since he was a child. After high school diploma, he moved to the north sea island Norderney to do his year of civilian service before entering the University of Kiel in 2000, which was also the year of his first PWA Windsurfing Worldcup. In the winter of 2007/2008 Klaas finished University with an M.A. degree in sports science, since then he’s partly living in Hamburg and partly around the globe in search for wind and waves as a professional windsurfer and SUP soul rider. For several years now Klaas leads the R&D of our Windsurfing Wave range and is also very involved in our marketing department in both, Windsurfing and SUP. He's been on Fanatic Boards ever since he started windsurfing back in 1992!
Team Fanatic since...
Competition ranking you’re most proud of:
Won 2-3 German SUP races, but basicly I'm a free-SUPer ;-)
Your favourite SUP adventure:
Paddling under a 173 feet waterfall in Kauai.
Number one on your bucket list:
A boat trip where i can take my new 7'11 out in a perfect waves.
Soundtrack of your life:
1. Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head
2. Ziggy Marley - Beach in Hawaii
3. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Simple Man
As a superhero I would…
...clean up the oceans.
For the perfect SUP day there has to be…
...good waves, friends and just a few people in the water.
If you could be another person for a day, who would you be?
Kelly Slater - I'd wait for a day with pumping swell in Fiji...
If you could have only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?