Name: Stephan Boeker
Home Town: Maui, HI
Home Spot: Hookipa
Sponsors: Gratitude, Goya Boards and Sails, Shred Optics, Body Rolling Hawaii, Quatro Surfboards
A few words about yourself…
Born in Germany, raised in the NY Metro area, I grew up windsurfing on the Long Island sound back in the early 90’s. I was hooked from the get-go and soon bought my first board, a Bic Jazz with a 3.5 triangle sail. Sure wish they had the modern wide and stable beginner boards back then! As fate would have it, I headed out to Maui in 2000 and have been “stuck” here ever since.
What makes your ride?
I wrote my college entrance essay about windsurfing. The premise was that life is like windsurfing: there are seemingly insurmountable forces that can buffet us around, and yet when harnessed through tools, can send us shooting in directions we prefer. Pick the destination, find the tool, learn.
How much do you love to windsurf?
What is your most memorable session?
Lower Kanaha winter 2006 on a midweek day, me and 5 other guys riding lines all the way down to the sewer treatment plant. Epic sesh.
What inspires you?
Nature. Speaking & hearing truth. Travel. Immersing in new cultures and environments.
Describe your quiver and the range of conditions you use it on.
Maui conditions require me only to have 1 board, a 74L Custom Edition Goya Wave, and sails from 4.2 – 5.3.
What does riding for Goya mean to you?
Goya = good people. It’s the people who create and stand behind the product that make it so good. It’s a joy to stand side by side with these guys and girls work with them, ride with them, call them neighbors and Ohana.