The 404 Eurosquad was founded by Tanja Ecker and brings together 404 paddlers from Europe. The main focus is on the team spirit, providing support and exchanging with each other. Meetings for paddling and spending time together are organized. In addition, the team members of the 404 Eurosquad offer their boards for testing in their home town.

Tommaso Pampinella

My name is Tommaso Pampinella, I was born in Civitavecchia (Rome) the 8th March 1994, I am stand up paddler and waterman since when I was a child. I was a gymnast too till the age of 23, then I decided to become a professional stand up paddler in 2016.

I am science of sport and management of sport degree and I am a gymnastics coach too. I live for the sport! My homespot is Lega Navale Italiana di Civitavecchia, where I train everyday with all of my water sport stuff.

Stand up paddling is everything for me. What I love about this sport is the feeling of freedom, surrounded by the nature. Being in contact with the water and the natural elements is something that only a stand up paddler can understand.

By biggest result and adventure is the 1st place U29 category at the Molokai 2 Oahu 2023, the first Italian ever to participate. I won the bronze medal at the European Championship 2022 in Denmark team relay with team Italy.

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Spot: Civitavecchia, Italy | Board: 404 Jump 14″ x 22″ & LTD 23″ | Paddle: Hippostick Verve & Orca

Ella Oesterholt

I started SUP as a way to stay paddle fit for white water rafting. With my team mates living far away it looked like the perfect alternative.

Thanks to the Dutch paddle community I got hooked and on board even since.

You can find me on Benelux races but I also have a big passion for the adventurous ultra-races side. My best memories go to paddling the Yukon1000 in 2022.

Due to serious cartillage damage in my knee I started a searching for options to keep me on board. The fast and stable JUMP 14’x22″ is my go to to get back in 2024.

Spot: Haarlem, Netherlands | Board: 404 Jump 14″ x 22″

Mark Salter

Hi, my name is Mark Salter and I’m a paddleboard racer, living in Nottingham UK. SUP racing is a big part of my life and my daily routine, training 250-400km per month. I’ve won many races at different distances – from Sprints, Middle distance, Technical to Ultra Long Distance. I’m a previous GB Sup National Champion but I now focus solely on longer races and perform very well in that discipline.

This year my races include: The Paddle Skedaddle 27km (won 1st place in May on my 404 Jump 22), The Norfolk Broads Ultra 78km, Chattajack USA 52km and the SUP 11 City Tour non-stop 205km.

In April 2023, I broke the Guinness World Record for the fastest crossing of Loch Ness by paddleboard (record currently being processed by Guinness).

Our club in Nottingham teaches hundreds of paddlers to become safe, competent, efficient and fast SUP enthusiasts. I hope to see you on the water at an event soon 🙂

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Spot: Nottingham, England | Board: 404 Jump 14″ x 22″

Anat Dines

Hi, my name is Anat, I was born on May 13, 1987 and live near Haifa in Israel. I discovered SUP in 2021 which brought me back to physical activity after years. now paddling has become an integral part of my everyday life. I am participating in competitions, and constantly looking how I can improve. It’s a great sport that everybody (at all levels) can enjoy being outdoors and training in different intensities.
These days, together with partners we establishing a SUP Race club and trying to strengthen the SUP racing sport in Israel.

During a family vacation I was lucky to Meet Tanja for training, And since then she has been training me online. at 11 City Tour, I used the Jump 22×14 and was very satisfied – the board felt super light, stable, and fast on the water. Now it’s my only board and I love it! I enjoy the Jump both on flat and choppy water.

I’m looking forward to achieving my next SUP goals with the 404 board and to meet more people from the SUP amazing community.

Spot: Haifa, Israel | Board: 404 Jump 14″ x 22″

Katharina Kiecksee

My name is Katharina Kiecksee, my birthday is the 06/19/1987 and I live in Hannover, Germany.

At first, I started stand up paddling just to try something new besides my other sports (running, volleyball) during the first lockdown in 2020. I immediately got addicted to it and only 1,5 years later I got myself the wonderful 404 Jump 22’’. 

What I love about SUP is the feeling of freedom on the water and the various possibilities: a relaxed tour, exciting races, exhausting but mind-refreshing trainings, calming down paddling on my own or enjoying the company of my SUP-buddies. 

What I also love about SUP is the great community. In the last few months, I’ve met so many lovely and interesting people. It’s crazy and exciting. Wouldn’t want to miss it anymore. And with a little push from my newly met friends, I dared to participate in my first open ocean races in 2021 and crossed safely and happy the finish line. In 2022 I finished the SUP 11-City Tour, my biggest success so far and I bet there are many more to come. I can’t wait for it.

Spot: Hannover, Germany | Board: 404 Jump 14″ x 22″ | Paddle: Hippostick Triple G Pro

Thomas Hinkel

My name is Thomas Hinkel, born 106/17/1973 and living in Königswinter Germany.

My paddle journey started in 2014 by supporting one of my best friends (Jörg Bossak) at the SUP 11 City Race in the Netherlands, without knowing what SUP is. Returning from there with two 25kg hardboards, my wife Sandra and I started. Thanks to many friends showing me how to do it, I tried to manage some races. I didn’t know what I’m doing there… From 2019 until now some third places in my age group at local and German Championships. But for me the most valuable achievement was to finish the SUP 11-City Tour in 2020, which has a spirit that is like a big family-feeling on and off the water. That’s why I love SUP. In addition Ii was able to get a few podium places at German championships in 2021 and 2022 in my age group.

Spot: Königswinter, Germany | Board: 404 Jump 14″ x 24″  Paddle: Hippostick Triple G Pro

Sandra Hinkel

My name is Sandra Hinkel, born 30.09.1981 and living in Königswinter Germany

My paddel journey startet like my husband Thomas in  2014 by supporting Jörg Bossak at the SUP 11 City Race in the netherlands, without knowing what SUP actually is. I wanted  to buy a Classic netherlands bike and came back from this trip with two 25kg hardboards, so my husband and me started with SUP. A member of our canoe-club introduced me how to paddle.

Not knowing how it works, I started racing in the local and german championships. 

What my love to SUP forces, is the wonderful family-feeling, what I could see at the SUP 11-City Tour. I paddled the whole tour in 2020 and one night part in 2021. The friendships I  made at the 11 cities but also at other SUP events are so precious, I don‘t wanna miss and like to grow. For me SUP means: friends and family over the whole planet.

Spot: Königswinter, Germany | Board: 404 Jump 14″ x 22″ | Paddle: Hippostick Triple G Pro

Julia Georgi

My name is Julia Georgi and my birthday is the 26th of March. I live in Germany and started SUP in summer 2018 and am hooked up ever since.

My homespot is the Maschsee in Hannover but I definitely favour paddling on the ocean/sea.

SUP is the perfect activity for me, the calming effect of being on the water helps me relax after a stressful day at work and I get to work out at the same time. And I love the versatility of it, either alone or with others, competitive or relaxed, flatwater or open ocean – there are just so many possibilities.

My biggest success so far related to racing, was coming in 4th at the long-distance open ocean race at the German Championships on Fehmarn in 2021 and finishing the SUP 11-City Tour in 2022.

Spot: Hannover, Germany | Board: 404 Jump 14″ x 22″ | Paddle: Hippostick Triple G Pro & Exp