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Interview - Aleksander Ljutic


Born (place and date) 


I was born in Denmark (Lemvig) in 2001 on the 8th of January.


- Why do you love SUP?


I have always loved the water and all watersports, SUP gave me the opportunity to be on the water every day. I can do it whatever the conditions are and wherever I am in the world, I can do it on flatwater, waves, downwind, rivers etc. As long as I have my board and my paddle.


- How did you start Stand up paddling?


I tried Surfing for the first time when I was nine and I loved it, a year later I went to Copenhagen to see a competition with Casper Steinfath, Casper learned me to surf, he is a good friend and has helped me a lot throughout the year.

I tried SUP for the first time at the event and I was hooked, since then SUP has given me the opportunity to travel the world and compete in amazing places.


- Your heroes?


There are so many people that have inspired me throughout the years.

Casper has been a big hero for me growing up and it's pretty cool to start getting closer and closer to him in races now;)

Some of my other heroes include:

Michael Phelps, Bear Grylls, Caeleb Dressel, Eliud Kipchoge, Dean Karnazes, Kelly Slater.


- Best drink after a SUP training Session…


Coconut water or a plant-based protein shake.


- Favorite paddling spot:


I am lucky to have the opportunity to SUP all over the world, every place is special in its own way.

This year I went to Greece and Sardinia, both places were amazing.

the water is really beautiful and clear, there is really good downwind conditions and the landscape with cliffs and beautiful cities were amazing as well.

But for me, there's also something beautiful about being out in the middle of the winter at home while it's snowing.


- favorite piece of clothing while Stand Up Paddling


My overall favorite piece of clothing would definitely be the Stand-Out Air long john.


- favourite quote


“You can do anything you set your mind to”


- favorite meal


Tough one - I would probably say an acai bowl is my favorite.


- Playlist Pre SUP


The State of Massachusetts - Dropkick Murphys

Unstoppable - ATLAS

We Own It (Fast & Furious) - 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa

Ten Thousand Hours - Macklemore, Ryan Lewis

Kryptonite - 3 Doors Down

POWER - Kayne West

Say My Name (feat: Zyra) - ODESZA

Animals - Martin Garrix

Lose Yourself - Eminem

300 Violin Orchestra - Jorge Quintero




1st Düsseldorf Boat Show - SUP shorttrack  (Germany)

1st X-ing the fjord (Denmark)



1st Danish SUP Tour Mens (Denmark)

2nd Danish Championships (Denmark)

2nd SUP World Cup (Germany)

2nd Euro Tour u18 (Europe)

2nd Euro Tour u18 Hossegor Paddle Games (France)

2nd EM Team Placering (Italy)

4th EM (Italy)

6th VM Kina U18 (China)

8th VM Kina Long distance Mens (China)

12th VM Kina technical race Mens (China)

3rd Grom of the Year Awards (USA)

4th Euro Tour (Holland)

6th Paris SUP OPEN (France)



1st Euro Tour U18 (Europe)

4th Euro Tour, SUP Armada (England)

2nd Euro Tour, Sieravouri SUP Masters (Finland)

5th European Champs, Technical Race (Portugal)

2nd X-ing the fjord Men (Denmark)

2nd Danish Champs, Beach Race (Denmark)

13th RedBull Heavy Water, California (USA)

3rd Pacific Paddle Games, Junior Pro Division, California (USA)

7th ISA World Cup, Team Competition (Denmark)



3rd x-ing the fjord Men (Denmark)

1st Danish Championships Technical/Long Distance Juniors

1st Danish Championships Juniors

1st Danish Championships men´s

1st Lakor Pibe Master Juniors

2nd Danish Sup Tour Mens

Thy Awards: Årets Talent (Talent Award)



1st x-ing the fjord Men (Denmark)

1st Danish Championships Technical/Long Distance Juniors

1st Danish Championships Juniors

1st Lakor Pibe Master Juniors

2nd Danish Sup Tour Mens

4th Pacific Paddle Games Grom Pro (USA)

Completed Strokes Sup Marathon 44 km (Denmark)



1st Danish Surfing Champs Juniors

3rd Danish Surfing Champs Mens Open

4th Nakamakai Stand Up World Tour La Torche (France)

1st Danish Surf&Beach Race Wave Junior Competition

5th Danish Surf&Beach Race Wave

5th Danish Surf&Beach Race Race   

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