"I am originally from Sweden and began windsurfing regularly in 1997 while attending college on the island of Oahu. Ever since I was a child I have always been involved in and excelled in numerous sports. I was a top youth equestrian rider while growing up in Sweden and also played ice hockey, raced BMX, skied, and snowboarded. I spent a year working on a ranch in Colorado during which time I did a great deal of mountain biking and rock climbing.
After moving to Hawaii (Susanna holds a degree in Environmental Studies and Management from Hawaii Pacific University) I naturally became involved in more activities that focused on the ocean. I learned to surf, did quite a bit of diving, and spear fishing, and also learned to windsurf. My boyfriend at the time was an avid windsurfer and he had me hooked in no time. Windsurfing quickly became my favorite activity and I spent as much time at it as I could. I progressed very rapidly and in a short time was sailing in the waves and loving every minute of it. Waveriding has been my focus from the beginning and remains my favorite aspect of the sport. My sailing has primarily been on the south shore of Oahu, but I have also spent considerable time sailing the north shores of both Oahu and Maui. I entered my first contest during the summer of 2000 placing third in the Amateur Womens division of the Blue Planet Wave Bash at Diamond Head. I also kitesurf, but lately the focus has been on windsurfing.
I have appeared in numerous windsurfing related advertisements and publications (eg. Susanna has been filming a tow surfing ad with Rush Randle for Michelob beer on Maui lately). In the summer of 2003 we did a photo shoot with Darrell Wong for Peter Thommens new board line. I also recently completed another photo shoot with Darrell Wong for a new Mistral kids board. In addition to the numerous windsurfing related photo shoots, I can also be seen in a variety of other advertisements and magazines over the last several years. I have modeled for Arena Sportswear Japan, REI, Blue Planet, Conde Naste Traveler, and Speedo among numerous others. I also work as a host for the TV show Hawaiian Extreme Sports.
I think windgirls.com magazine does an excellent job promoting and recognizing girls that are not afraid to give it there all. That's the main reason I would like to be a part of it!"
what do you train right now:I just try to get better each time I go out. Improve my waveriding.
photos: KA Sail, Sexton Đ windgirls 2005