To celebrate International Womens Day, we would like to take the chance to feature all our Fanatic Boardriding women for Windsurfing, Stand Up Paddling and now also Wing Foiling! Most of them dedicate their whole life and professional career to our sports and for sure their performances are worth as much as the ones from their male team colleagues. We also have some younger rippers, some up and coming talents – watch them grow! And we have many more national talents - actually too many to show them all in this feature:-) A professional career in water sports is not just reserved for men – our female team rider are the best proof!

MEET Paulina Herpel

Since when are you SUPing? For at least ten years already

Competing in: SUP Wave, Sprint, Technical and Downwinders

Biggest passion: Just being outside in nature, enjoying the beauty of the world. Preferably with a few friends who are also addicted to ride;)

Other watersports: Windsurfing, Surfing and I just started to practice Wing Foiling

Best results: A couple of times German Champion, 4th place at the European Championship in SUP Wave

What I love about SUPing? The best thing about stand up paddling is that you can do it anywhere. In big waves, on raging rivers but also on calm lakes. favourite board: My favorite board is definitely the Prowave,it is the perfect Board for steep and fast waves but I also really enjoy to surf some smaller waves with the Style Master. I also love paddling over calm mountain lakes with my Diamond Touring and enjoying an incredible view. For all kind of races, I prefer the Blitz, it´s such a fast board.

Anything else? Come on girls, let's conquer the oceans, lakes and rivers together!

MEET Manuela Jungo

Since when are you SUPing? I Stand Up Paddle since about  5 years.

Biggest passion: Kitesurfing is my biggest passion, which I started in 2006 and introduced me to the lifestyle I am living since over 10 years.

Other watersports: All watersports with boards :-)

Best results: Nr. 5 of the world during 3 years in the discipline Freestyle in Kitesurfing (PKRA World Tour)

Anything else? Out on the water is my happy place. My mind is free on the water, I can feel my body by pushing it to the next level and allows me to recharge my batteries at the same time.

Favourite board: I love my 7’10’’ Stubby, this board is short but still stabile and I can catch almost every size of wave with this board.

What do love about SUPing? 

Stand up Paddling is for me the best watersport as soon as there is no more wind. I like to explore the coast or lakes with a touring board and I like to ride waves with a wave board because I like to have an overview and it is so much fun no matter how big the waves are. 


Meet Colleen Carroll

Since when are you Wing Foiling?

Hard to say really!  I’ve been enjoying SUPing for at least the last 10+ years.  

What do love about it?

I love that SUPing enables me to get on the water in so many special places and with a large variety of conditions. I also love the social aspect of paddling together with friends, family, and my Pup! 

Other watersports: Kiteboarding, Surfing, Wake Boarding, Wing Foiling
Biggest passion: Kiteboarding!

Favourite board: Diamond Air Touring

Anything else? Thanks to fanatic for the constant support!

MEET Maria Andrés

Since when are you SUPing? I think I started 2014, also in the waves.  

Biggest passion: Making turns on a clean wave, with my feet on a windsurf or a SUP board, I love both! 

Other watersports: I love all disciplines of Windsurfing and Surfing, so slalom, freeride, freestyle, waves, SUP, Longboard Surfing… and now I am discovering the world of Foiling (Windsurf, Wing and SUP) and I am loving it!

Best results: 1st IWT Waves Overall 2019, 2nd IFCA Slalom Worlds 2015, 4th PWA Slalom Overall 2014

Favourite board: I am totally in love with the new Bee, that allows me to enjoy waves in many different ways!

What I love about SUP: That powerful and fulfilling feeling of gratitude and connection with nature when going full speed, making turns on a wave or just sitting on the board and looking around. This joy is so unique.


Meet Julia Castro

Since when are you SUPing? More or less since 2016

What do love about it? I love the fact that on my SUP I dare to go on bigger waves than on my surfboard!

Other watersports: Kiteboarding, Wakeboarding, Surfing, Wing Foiling

Biggest passion: All sports!

Best results: Vice World Champion of the Kite Park League 2018, 4x Spanish Wakeboard Champion

Favourite board: Fanatic ProWave 8´0#2

Anything else: Check out Julia's IG @fuertejulia and her Youtube Channel with Kitesurfing Guides about Fuerteventura's spots:

Meet Alexia Kiefer

Since when are you SUPing? I started about seven years ago on Gran Canaria on days without wind.
Biggest passion: Windsurfing, but SUPing comes close behind!
Other watersports: Besides Windsurfing and SUPing I really like Surfing.
Anything else? Though Pozo is a known spot for strong wind, in winter there is usually really light or no wind, so there are also other sports that I like, such as scooter freestyle, trampolin gymnastics, biking...
Favourite board: My Fanatic ProWave LTD 7‘6“ x 27,5“ 92 liters. It is very light weight and good turning board. It feels easy for me.
What do love about SUPing? The feeling and adrenaline when you go down a wave with the SUP or when you go fast towards a wave. Thats what fascinates me, also being able to share these moments with friends is what I like the most.


Since when are you SUPing? I’ve been SUPing for 10 years now

What do love about it? I love this way of discovering news place on salt and fresh water. Quiet, easy, light. Animals aren’t afraid. Of course i love using my board like a floating mat!

Other watersports: Kiteboarding, Surfing, Windsurfing

Biggest passion: Travelling on a boat with all my toys and family like I am doing right now!

Favourite board: Fly Air Fit of course!

Anything else? Currently expériencing incredible Yoga Agua Shala in French Polynesia.



Since when are you SUPing? Since about 10 year. I started in Maui/Hawii, when nobody know about it in Europe still.

What do love about it? I love it that I can go on bigger waves than on my surfboard! Also with a mother of two small kids, SUPing is a quick and easy exercise for me when I have some time. And I just love to be out on the sea!

Other watersports: Windsurfing, Surfing

Biggest passion: My family!

Favourite board: Fanatic Stylemaster