Marc Van der Spek
Questions & Answers
What other water sports do you do and how long?
I started Wingfoiling on September 2019 and was kitesurfing for 17 years.
What do you like about wing foiling?
You can ride almost on all water. Great to ride together closely with friends. It’s very relaxing. Mega good core body workout.
How did you learn and how long did it take you to wing foil?
I started during F-one dealer meeting in Mauritius. And when I came back end of 2019 I kept on wing foiling all winter long. During the first session I got onto the foil for the first rides.
What is your favorite gear combination and why?
F-one Strike or Ozone Wasp V2, F-one Rocket Wing Board 5’0 60 litres, F-one Phantom Carbon 1080, and Mast length 75cm. The Strike is my favourite performance wing; good speed and upwind capabilities and lightness. The Wasp has great stability. The Rocket Wing 5’0 has the ideal combination between a lightwind board and high wind board. The Phantom 1080 has amazing pump & glide due to high aspect ratio. And due to smaller size its very agile.
What was your favorite wing surfing session?
Every session has something special. Just appreciate every moment.
What do you want or believe will significantly improve the wing foiling gear?
New future design developments and materials.
What tips or recommendations do you have for anyone who wants to start?
Take your time for every step in your progression. Moving too fast can hold you back in achieving the next level.
What is your biggest water sport achievement?
No specific achievement - just enjoying every moment on the water.