Benjamin Kohl

Stand Up Paddling


At the age of two Benni stood on a surfboard for the first time. It didn’t take long to recognize his talent for water sports. Five years later he started to show his skills on the SUP (Stand Up Paddling). At the age of nine he started at SUP Wave & Race Events, and with great success. At the age of twelve he took first place at the German Junior SUP Wave Championships in Portugal. Another podium finish in the same year with second place at the Junior Race SUP World Cup in Scharbeutz was not long in coming. He was able to confirm this in the following season. But that wasn’t all, Benni was now just 12 years old when he also competed in the men’s singles. A third place at the German SUP Challenge 2017 (Men) and a sixth place at the German SUP Wave Championships (Men) in Portugal underline his talent. One of his highlights was his inclusion in the WM-Team Germany for China 2018.



Team Germany, “Stand-by” Junior Technical Race SUP Worldchampionships China 2018

6th place Men, German SUP Wave Championship Portugal 2018

2nd place Junior Race SUP World CUP Schartbeutz 2018 + 2017

1st  place Junior German SUP Wave Championship Portugal 2017

3rd place Wave Men, German SUP Sylt 2017


At the moment, his main goal is to make a name for himself in the SUP scene and to compete with the worlds best athletes in the future.

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