Born in Germany and raised in Australia, SUP enthusiast and all around waterman Ingo now resides on Oahu, Hawaii with wife Ehiku and young sons Peanut and Pohaku. Introduced to SUP surfing in Malibu in 2006, Ingo enjoys the versatility of the sport and has been instrumental in spreading the YOLO spirit to the Hawaiian Islands. Ingo has competed in the Molokai 2 Oahu 32-mile paddle race 3 times and in 2014 finished in the top 25 overall. In 2014 Ingo also competed in the Hood River race and finished 18th place in each back-to-back 8 mile race. As a result Ingo earned himself the world ranking of 80th place in the World according to www.supracer.com. In 2012 shortly after moving to Hawaii, Ingo and his wife Ehiku (also a YOLO team rider) started MAHIKU activewear hawaii. The company started out as specific gear for SUP and Canoe paddlers offering a huge variety of colors. The Company has now grown to include yoga apparel, kids wear and soon-to-launch menswear line.
When not paddling, Ingo works as an actor, best known for his role as Jasper “Jax” Jacks on General Hospital and his semi-final finish of season 16 of Dancing With The Stars. When visiting the YOLO headquarters in Florida, Ingo offers SUP private and small group lessons, working as an ambassador for the sport and getting new people out on the water. Ingo also enjoys the North shore of Oahu and all the activities it has to offer. Mt.Biking, hiking, X country running, long downwind SUP, Prone and Surf ski paddles are all part of the workout routine. Ingo son Peanut now 7 years old just competed in his first 3 mile SUP race this summer and also goes biking with Dad. The Rademachers live an active life on Oahu, and that won’t stop any time soon.
Working out enough so that at the end of the day I can really sleep, that’s my goal every day. The natural high, there’s nothing better.In what place do you feel most inspired?
Somewhere hot and tropical, I love the heat! Heat = Happy Ingo.What or who is your greatest love?
My wife, Ehiku, and my son, Peanut. I don’t like being away from them, so I’m not.
How would you describe your style?
Ha, Ehiku would beg to differ, but I try to go with the flow ;-)
What do you value most in life?
My health! And trying to help keep our planet clean for future generations.
What living person is your greatest influence?
It changes all the time. I want to be as relaxed as Jeff Archer (Co-founder of YOLO Board)!