João Coelho

Portuguese wingfoiler living in Middle East and addicted to this sport.
Portuguese 🇵🇹
Qatar 🇶🇦
40 years old
Wing foiling since January 2021

Gear

F-One

Sponsors

ManeraF-One

Sports

Wing FoilSUPSurfKite

Questions & Answers

What other water sports do you do and how long?

Surfing for the past 27 years, kitesurfing 7 years and kitefoiling for 2 years

What do you like about wing foiling?

All the freedom regarding the wing conditions, the ability to enjoy from low winds to super gusty conditions compared to kite or Kitefoil. Completely hooked to it!

How did you learn and how long did it take you to wing foil?

I just started, following 2 friends, since Wingfoil just started to become popular in Qatar these past months.

What is your favorite gear combination and why?

F-one Strike with rocket wing 5’0 65lts with phantom carbon 1280, great gear combination for me. The lightness of the wing combined with the glide and speed from the foil.

What was your favorite wing surfing session?

I try to take the most of all the sessions, from light wind and flat conditions to waves conditions, but the most fun without any doubt waves with downwinds.

What do you want or believe will significantly improve the wing foiling gear?

I think we are in a good stage but definitely we will see improvement on the wings and foils.

What tips or recommendations do you have for anyone who wants to start?

Be patient, don’t go over your limits and to start get the gear and safety advice from your local dealers.

What is your biggest water sport achievement?

All the fun I get in each session.