As a shaper Northshore's Jürgen Hönscheid has about 50 years of surfing experience and more than 40 years of windsurfing experience in his pocket. For a good part of this time he was a touring pro, competing in World Cup events. He has developed many successful designs such as the early F2 Comet, Sunset, Starlit, Strato and Bullit boards.
He has worked with many well known shapers and for a few years has been a product tester for a big German windsurf mag. He is also the author of many articles on shaping and designing boards.
Northshore built the first sandwich construction sailboards under 5 kilos in 1991, and under 4 kilos with a sensational 3.85 kilos in 1996.