Anke comes from a sailing background and started kitesurfing in 2009 and is now Guinness World Record holder for the longest distance kitesurfed by a female (250km in 12 hours) and regularily scores podiums in freestyle and long distance races. Her goal for the near future is a new World Record for the longest kitesurf journey and to break her own previous record. Furthermore she also supports and raises awareness for a charity organization called ‘Wings for life’ which tries to cure spinal cord injury.

Jannis has been making a name for himself fast these last couple of years and in 2016 he became German Kite Racing Champion, Formula Kite World Champion in the tube kite class, placed 2nd in the Red Bull Coast 2 Coast long distance race and got voted most talented athlete by the German Kitesurf Association in 2015, quite some achievements! Jannis is open and friendly, has a very strong ambition, is super focused on his studies and extremely passionate about his sporting goals.

We think both Anke & Jannis are a perfect fit for the FLYSURFER team. Make sure to check out this team rider shooting and short documentary with both Anke & Jannis in Dubai and Bahrain where many great spots were found with awesome people. We are stoked to finally introduce you these 2 new FLYSURFER riders. Stay up dated on:

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