Lena Erdil was born in Izmir, Turkey in 1989. When she was two years old, her family moved to Germany, returning to Çeşme, Turkey with her father for summer holidays, during which time she learned to windsurf.
Throughout her high school years, Lena continued to return to Çeşme and started attending races when she was 15. In 2005, she became the Turkish junior champion and spent the following year camping and windsurfing in Hawaii and Bodrum.
Lena received an athlete grant from Sussex University and in 2009 the universit and studied philosophy and politics. 2008 saw Lena come in fourth place in the PWA World Championship in Çeşme. She won her first race during the Aruba leg of the PWA Championship in 2011, the same year that she joined the Red Bull family.
Lena has since become 3rd and 2nd overall on the PWA slalom Worldtour, with her ultimate goal to become World Champion sometime in the near future. She is also the fastest women on GPS speed surfing with the highest female 5times 2 second average and narrowly missed the world speed record over 500m by 0.09knots! In 2014 she also won the PWA slalom Indoor Championships.
At the same time Lena runs the Lena Erdil Windsurf Center in Turkey since 2007, hosting events such as the awesome Prince of Island, or the Pro-X-Train training camp for professional athletes to get ready for competition… by competing.