Joana Schenker

2017 APB Bodyboard World Champion

Joana Schenker

2017 APB Bodyboard World Champion

Joana Schenker

2017 APB Bodyboard World Champion

Joana Schenker

Professional Bodyboarder
2017 APB Bodyboard World Champion

Joana was born on October 1987 in the beautiful Costa Vicentina, Algarve. She is the oldest daughter of four girls, her German parents settled in Portugal to raise the family in a natural and relaxed environment.

Joana caught her first wave on a bodyboard at the age of 13 and since that day she has never stopped again. Making the sport a priority she managed to finish high school and pursuing her dream of becoming a professional athlete simultaneously. Training every day and competing from a very young age, she quickly became successful in many competitions and started to get attention for her good performances. She started to compete in the junior division in 2002, one year later she already made it into her first European event final. In 2004 she was Portuguese Junior champion, Portuguese Open Vice Champion and European Junior Champion. Not satisfied with simply being good, she always keeps striving to improve her surfing and challenging her limits.

Today she has won many national and European titles and is considered to be one of the most talented and stylish riders in the World.
Joana lives in and around the ocean, whenever she is not training at the beaches of her hometown, Sagres, she is travelling for competitions and free surfing or working with the local bodyboarding club coaching young kids.

With her peculiar way of loving life and all good things about it, she is very enthusiastic about health and environmental issues, so Joana tries to be an example and inspire others to enjoy nature and to pursue a healthy lifestyle. One of her favourite activities is to cook up some vegan food for friends and family.

When Joana became a professional bodyboarder in 2013 her competitive success kept growing. Dominating the Portuguese National and European Tour since 2014, she won both titles for 4 years in a row. Competing on the World Tour was the next logic step to keep pushing her abilities. In only her second season competing on the APB world tour, Joana wins the World Title, and makes history by becoming Portugal´s first professional World Champion in wave riding sports.

2017 was the perfect year, National, European and World Bodyboard Champion. In 2017 GQ Portugal featured her on their July/August cover and sets the tone to the incredible media exposure.

The media loved it and made Joana not only the new Queen of bodyboarding but also a star in the Portuguese sports scene.



Achievements

  • Major Achievements
    • 1x APB World Bodyboard Champion 2017.
    • 4x European Bodyboard Champion 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014.
    • 4x Portuguese National Bodyboard Champion 2017, 2016, 2015 & 2014 (won also 2013, but due to nationality issues the title went to the second in the ranking).
    • Bronze Medal ISA World Bodyboard Championship 2015.
    • 4th @ APB World Tour 2016.
    • 2x European Vice Champion 2009 & 2010.
    • 3x Portuguese National Vice Champion 2004, 2009 & 2010.
    • 3x Portuguese National Junior Champion 2003, 2004 & 2005.
    • European Junior Champion 2004.
    • 3x German National Champion 2002, 2003 & 2004.
  • 2018

    APB WORLD BODYBOARD TOUR
    • @ event 1.

    ETB EUROPEAN TOUR OF BODYBOARD
    • 3rd @ event 1 (Portugal) Caparica Primavera Surf Fest.

    FPS PORTUGUESE NATIONAL TOUR
    • 1st @ event 1 (Costa da Caparica).
    • 1st @ event 2 (Santa Cruz).
  • 2017
    APB WORLD CHAMPION
    • 9th @ Antofagasta Bodyboard Festival (Chile).
    • 1st @ Miss Activo Bank (Ilhavo - Portugal).
    • 4th @ Tahara Pro (Tahara - Japan).
    • 1st @ Sintra Pro (Sintra - Portugal).
    • 3rd @ BB Girls Experience (Madeira - Portugal).
    • 5th @ Nazaré Pro (Nazaré - Portugal).
    • 5th @ Fronton King (Galdar - Canárias).

    ETB EUROPEAN CHAMPION
    • 1st @ event 1 (Portugal) Miss Activo Cup.
    • 3rd @ event 2 (Madeira) MBBGE.

    FPS PORTUGUESE NATIONAL CHAMPION
    • 1st @ event 1 (Costa da Caparica).
    • 1st @ event 2 (Esposende).
    • 1st @ event 3 (Ílhavo).
    • 1st @ event 4 (Ericeira).
  • 2016
    APB WORLD BODYBOARD TOUR (4th PLACE)
    • 13th @ World Tour event 1 (Itacoatiara - Brazil).
    • 5th @ World Tour event 2 (Arica - Chile).
    • 2nd @ World Tour event 3 (Sintra - Portugal).
    • 3rd @ World Tour event 4 (Nazaré - Portugal).

    ETB EUROPEAN CHAMPION
    • 1st @ event 1 (France) Le Salie Pro.
    • 1st @ event 2 (Portugal) Miss Sumol Cup.
    • 5th @ event 3 (Madeira) MBBGE.
    • 1st @ event 1 (Basque Country) Zumaia Pro.
    • 1st @ event 2 (Portugal) Azores Pro.

    FPS PORTUGUESE NATIONAL CHAMPION
    • 1st @ event 1 (Figueira da Foz).
    • 1st @ event 2 (Costa da Caparica).
    • 1st @ event 3 (Aveiro).
    • 4th @ event 4 (Nazaré).
    • 3rd @ event 5 (Guincho).
  • 2015
    APB WORLD BODYBOARD TOUR (18th PLACE missed 2 events)
    • 13th @ World Tour event 4 (Sintra).
    • 4th @ World Tour event 5 (Nazaré).

    ETB EUROPEAN CHAMPION
    • 1st @ event 1 (France) Le Salie Pro.
    • 1st @ event 2 (Portugal) Miss Sumol Cup.
    • 3rd @ event 3 (Madeira) MBBGE.

    FPS PORTUGUESE NATIONAL CHAMPION
    • 1st @ event 1 (Costa da Caparica).
    • 4th @ event 2 (Cascais).
    • 3rd @ event 3 (Santa Cruz).
    • 4th @ event 4 (Cortegaça).
    • 1st @ event 5 (Aveiro).
    • 1st @ event 6 (Açores).
    • Equal 5th @ event 7 (Nazaré) split points.

    ISA WORLD BODYBOARD CHAMPIONSHIP
    • Bronze Medal @ ISA WBC (Chile).
  • 2014
    APB WORLD BODYBOARD TOUR
    • 9th @ World Tour event 3 (Sintra).

    ETB EUROPEAN CHAMPION
    • 1st @ event 1 (Aveiro Miss Sumol Cup).
    • 4th @ event 2 (Figueira da Foz).
    • 1st @ event 3 (Morocco).

    FPS PORTUGUESE NATIONAL CHAMPION
    • 2nd @ event 1 (Sagres).
    • 1st @ event 2 (Azores).
    • 5th @ event 3 (Guincho).
    • 9th @ event 4 (Santa Cruz).
    • 1st @ event 5 (Cortegaça).
    • 2nd @ event 6 (Aveiro).
    • 1st @ event 7 (Nazaré).

    1st @ Vert Mag readers poll (best national athlete).

    Ranked TOP 15 Best Women Bodyboarders in Riptide Readers Poll.
  • 2013
    APB WORLD BODYBOARD TOUR
    • 9th @ World Tour event 3 (Sintra).

    ETB EUROPEAN TOUR OF BODYBOARD (5th FINAL RANKINGS)
    • 5th @ event 1 (France).
    • 7th @ event 2 (Aveiro Miss Sumol Cup).
    • 2nd @ event 3 (Figueira da Foz).
    • 4th @ event 4 (Morocco).

    FPS PORTUGUESE NATIONAL CHAMPION
    • 5th @ event 1 (Santa Cruz).
    • 1st @ event 2 (Cortegaça).
    • 1st @ event 3 (Azores).
  • 2012
    APB WORLD BODYBOARD TOUR
    • 21st @ World Tour event 3 (Sintra).

    ETB EUROPEAN TOUR OF BODYBOARD (4th FINAL RANKINGS)
    • 4th @ event 1 (Aveiro Miss Sumol Cup). (best european).

    FPS PORTUGUESE NATIONAL TOUR (4th FINAL RANKINGS)
    • 2nd @ event 1 (Cortegaça).
    • 7th @ event 2 (São Pedro Moel).
    • 5th @ event 3 (Azores).
    • 2nd @ event 4 (Carcavelos).

    3rd @ Vert Mag readers poll (best national athlete).
  • 2011
    WORLD BODYBOARD TOUR (19th FINAL RANKINGS)
    • 17th @ event 2 (Praia Grande).
    • 9th @ event 3 (Aveiro Miss Sumol Cup)
    • 25th @ event 4 (Venezuela).
    • 9th @ event 5 (Puerto Rico).
    • 9th @ event 5 (Azores).

    FPS PORTUGUESE NATIONAL TOUR (3rd FINAL RANKINGS)
    • 2nd @ event 1 (Ericeira).
    • 9th @ event 3 (Azores).
    • 1st @ event 4 (Carcavelos).

    2nd @ Vert Mag readers poll (best national athlete).
  • 2010
    WORLD BODYBOARD TOUR
    • 5th @ World Tour event (Sintra).

    ETB EUROPEAN TOUR OF BODYBOARD VICE CHAMPION
    • 3rd @ event 1 (Aveiro Miss Sumol Cup).
    • 5th @ event 2 (Morocco).

    FPS PORTUGUESE NATIONAL TOUR VICE CHAMPION
    • 2nd @ event 1 (Azores).
    • 1st @ event 2 (Sagres).
    • 5th @ event 3 (Carcavelos).

    3rd @ Vert Mag readers poll (best national athlete).
  • 2009
    WORLD BODYBOARD TOUR
    • ? @ World Tour event (Sintra).

    ETB EUROPEAN TOUR OF BODYBOARD VICE CHAMPION
    • 2nd @ event 1 (Sagres).
    • 7th @ event 2 (France).
    • 9th @ event 3 (Aveiro Miss Sumol Cup).
    • 1st @ event 4 (Morocco).

    FPS PORTUGUESE NATIONAL TOUR VICE CHAMPION
    • 2nd @ event 1 (Peniche).
    • 4th @ event 2 (Costa da Caparica).
    • 3rd @ event 3 (Açores).

    2nd @ Vert Mag readers poll (best national athlete).
  • 2008
    WORLD BODYBOARD TOUR
    • ? @ World Tour event (Sintra).

    ETB EUROPEAN TOUR OF BODYBOARD (4th FINAL RANKINGS)
    • 3rd @ event 1 (France).
    • 5th @ event 2 (Sagres).
    • 4th @ event 3 (Morocco).
    • 17th @ event 4 (Aveiro Miss Sumol Cup).
    • 4th @ event 5 (Peniche).

    FPS PORTUGUESE NATIONAL TOUR (3rd FINAL RANKINGS)
    • 4th @ event 1 (Porto).
    • 1st @ event 2 (Figueira da Foz).
    • 5th @ event 3 (Peniche).
    • 3rd @ event 4 (Sagres).
    • 2nd @ event 5 (Carcavelos).
  • 2007
    WORLD BODYBOARD TOUR
    • ? @ World Tour event (Sintra).

    ETB EUROPEAN TOUR OF BODYBOARD (6th FINAL RANKINGS)
    • 4th @ event 1 (Aveiro Miss Sumol Cup).
    • 13th @ event 2 (Ferrol).
    • 5th @ event 3 (Sagres).
    • 3rd @ event 5 (Morocco).

    FPS PORTUGUESE NATIONAL TOUR (5th FINAL RANKINGS)
    • 4th @ event 1 (Figueira da Foz).
    • 2nd @ event 2 (Sintra).
    • Cancelled @ event 3 (Viana do Castelo).
    • 4th @ event 4 (Peniche).
    • 5th @ event 5 (Sagres).
  • 2006
    WORLD BODYBOARD TOUR
    • 13th@ World Tour event (Sintra).

    ETB EUROPEAN TOUR OF BODYBOARD ( ? FINAL RANKINGS)
    • 13rd @ event 1 (Sintra).
    • 13rd @ event 2 (Aveiro Miss Sumol Cup).
    • 7th @ event 5 (Bilbao).
    • 5th @ event 6 (Sagres).

    FPS PORTUGUESE NATIONAL TOUR (5th FINAL RANKINGS)
    • 2nd @ event 1 (Tocha).
    • 9th @ event 2 (Viana do Castelo).
    • 9th @ event 3 (Sagres).
  • 2005
    WORLD BODYBOARD TOUR
    • 33th@ World Tour event (Sintra).

    FPS PORTUGUESE NATIONAL TOUR (7th FINAL RANKINGS)
    • 2nd @ event 1 (Espinho).
    • 9th @ event 3 (Praia Grande).
    • 5th @ event 5 (Sagres).

    FPS JUNIOR NATIONAL TOUR CHAMPION
    • 1st @ event 1 (Costa da Caparica).
    • 2nd @ event 2 (Nazaré).
    • 2nd @ event 3 (Sesimbra).
    • 1st @ event 4 (Espinho).
    • 2nd @ event 5 (Tocha).
    • 1st @ event 6 (Sagres).
  • 2004
    WORLD BODYBOARD TOUR
    • 17h@ World Tour event (Sintra).

    ETB EUROPEAN TOUR OF BODYBOARD (13th FINAL RANKINGS)
    • 17th @ event 1 (Sintra).
    • 13rd @ event 2 (Galiza).
    • 13rd @ event 3 (France).
    • 13rd @ event 4 (France).

    FPS PORTUGUESE NATIONAL TOUR VICE CHAMPION
    • 3rd @ event 1 (Sintra).
    • 3rd @ event 2 (Porto).
    • 2nd @ event 3 (São Torpes).

    FPS JUNIOR NATIONAL TOUR CHAMPION
    • 1st @ event 1 (Sesimbra).
    • 1st @ event 2 (Figueira da Foz).
    • 1st @ event 3 (Nazaré).
    • 2nd @ event 4 (Sintra).

    ESF EUROPEAN JUNIOR CHAMPION (Caparica)

    GERMAN CHAMPION
  • 2003
    WORLD BODYBOARD TOUR
    • 9h@ World Tour event (Sintra).

    ETB EUROPEAN TOUR OF BODYBOARD (7th FINAL RANKINGS)
    • 3rd @ event 1 (Morocco).
    • 17th @ event 2 (France).
    • 9th @ event 3 (France).
    • 9th @ event 4 (Carcavelos).

    FPS PORTUGUESE NATIONAL TOUR (3rd FINAL RANKINGS)
    • Cancelled @ event 1 (Espinho).
    • 2nd @ event 2 (Sintra).
    • 7th @ event 3 (Porto).

    FPS JUNIOR NATIONAL TOUR CHAMPION
    • 4th @ event 1 (Nazaré).
    • 2nd @ event 2 (Caparica).
    • 1st @ event 3 (Aveiro).
    • 1st @ event 4 (Praia Grande).
    • 1st @ event 5 (Sesimbra).
    • 2nd @ event 6 (Sagres).

    GERMAN CHAMPION

    LUSO GALAICO CHAMPION

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Schenker School Tour

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Durante o ano de 2018, com o apoio da Fundação Oceano Azul e do Oceanário de Lisboa, Joana vai contar a emocionante história dos seus desafios na alta competição aos jovens, através de um tour pelas escolas do Algarve com uma mensagem inspiradora e pedagógica sobre o caminho do sonho à concretização, aliado a literacia e proteção do Oceano!

Professores, alunos ou pais podem candidatar a sua escola (turmas do 3º ciclo e secundário) através de uma simples inscrição no formulário ou via e-mail: contact@joanaschenker.com

Uma oportunidade única de levar a Joana Schenker à sua escola!


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During 2018, with the support of the Oceano Azul Foundation and the Oceanário de Lisboa, Joana will visit schools in the Algarve, to tell the exciting story of her challenges competing on the world tour, and her path from the dream to reality. An inspiring and educational message for young people allied to Ocean literacy and its protection.

Teachers, students or parents can apply their school (junior and senior classes) by simply registering on the online form or via e-mail: contact@joanaschenker.com

A unique opportunity to bring Joana Schenker to your school!


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