About Bjørn

I’ve been working at this sport all my life ...

Bjørn says:

“I’ve been working at this sport all my life,” Bjørn enthuses. “It’s my passion and I live for it everyday. 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.”

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Favourite Music

AC/DC, Offspring, Pearl Jam, Metallica

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Favorite Food

Italian, Spanish, Sushi

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Philosophy

Having fun and pushing my limits

Pushing the Limits.

Quest for Speed

In November, 2006, Björn took the first sail craft past 40 knots over the Nautical Mile when he broke the Nautical Mile world speed record for the fourth time at Walvis Bay in Namibia with an incredible speed of 41.14 knots. However, in the same mould of his six previous world.

Björn Dunkerbeck …
… has broken the world speed sailing record seven times in an illustrious career dating back to 1986 – yet his thirst for being the fastest man on water remains unquenched.

Worshipped by many as the ultimate windsurfer, the glamour boy figure has been one of the heroes in windsurfing ever since he hit the professional circuit at the tender age of 17. The half Danish-half Dutch windsurfing legend has broken the Nautical Mile speed record four times, the 500m Open Ocean speed record twice and the 250m speed record. Add to that 105 Professional Windsurfing Association (PWA) titles, seven PWA Wave World Championship crowns and 12 PWA overall world championships and you have an absolute sporting legend. Björn Dunkerbeck not only thrives on diversity, he has that raw talent and determination that makes him stand out as a true phenomenon in the world of star quality sport.

“I’ve been working at this sport all my life,” Björn enthuses. “It’s my passion and I live for it everyday. 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.

"It’s my passion and I live for it everyday."

Bjørn Dunkerbeck, The Early Years.

Great pictures ... from the early years

My 42 World Champion Titles:

  • 7 × PWA Wave World Champion 1990, 1992–1995, 1999, 2001
  • 12 × PWA Overall World Champion 1988–1999
  • 5 × PWA Course Racing World Champion 1990–1994
  • 5 × PWA Racing World Champion 1995–1999
  • 9 × PWA Slalom World Champion 1988–1994, 2005, 2011
  • 1 × PWA Freestyle World Champion 1998
  • 2 × ISA Speed World Champion 1994, 2005
  • 1 × ISWC Speed World Champion 2016

And:

  • 163 world cup First places.
  • From 1986 till 2012 always on the podium.
  • First European who won a wave-world cup on Hawaii.
  • 6 entries in the Guiness book of world records 2011.
  • World record *nautical mile* 41,19knots/ 76,2 km/h
  • World record *open ocean 500m* 44,77 knots/ 82,9 km/h
  • best 500m: 51,09 knots/ 94,6km/h
  • Top speed (2sec.): 53,37 knots/ 98,8km/h

 

Some current pics