The Viking

Casper Steinfath

Train hard, go fast, have fun

Casper Steinfath stand up paddling along a small creek in Klitmoller, Denmark on May 1st 2015
© Lars Daniel Terkelsen/Red Bull Content Pool

Hi, my name is Casper Steinfath. My discipline is stand up paddleboarding. My friends call me The Viking. I was born on 5 October 1994 in Klitmøller, Denmark. My special talent is surfing. My philosophy of life is enjoy all the small things along the way.


Casper Steinfath is the man putting Denmark on the SUP map. The son of an American father and a Danish mother, the family travelled the world a lot in his younger years. Beaches and water were often involved, but it wasn't until they settled at Klitmøller in northern Denmark – aka 'Cold Hawaii' – that Steinfath's passion for SUP really started to develop.

These days he's competing right at the top of the international scene, becoming the first European to win a Stand Up World Series event when he won the 2016 Victoria Cup in Japan. Add to this both of his World and European titles and you have the man most likely to disrupt the Hawaiin dominance at the top of the SUP scene.

Find out more about Steinfath in his film project, Standing On Water.

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Career Highlights

  1. 2016
    1. 1st Place: ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship

      1st in Technical and Sprint Races


  2. 2016
    1. 2016 SUP World Champion

    2. 3rd Place Overall: Stand Up World Series Maui

      Maui, Hawaii

    3. 3rd Place: Hong Kong International SUP Championships

      Hong Kong, China

    4. 2nd Place: SUP World Cup

      Including 1st Place in the Sprint Race

      Scharbeutz, Germany

    5. 1st Place: Victoria Cup

      Hayama, Japan

  3. 2014
    1. 1st Place: ISA SUP World Cup Technical Race

    2. SUP Race European Champion