Questions & Answers
What other water sports do you do and how long?
I’ve sailed in Dinghy’s since I was 7 year old and I can’t see an end to my sailing career in the near future. When it comes to wind sports, I’ve kitesurfed and windsurfed a little. I surf and wakeboard a lot though.
What do you like about wing foiling?
It’s easy to do. Less complicated than kiting. And it is a sport than brings people together.
How did you learn and how long did it take you to wing foil?
I learned foiling first behind a motor boat and then the wing just without the foil, then put two together. I probably learned to foil well within the span of a summer.
What is your favorite gear combination and why?
I like (and ride) the fone rocket surf, 105 carbon mast, fone strike, and 800 mirage foil. They are a good gear combo because they work well for freestyle, which is what I like, but with the 800 mirage, I can also use it to surf waves.
What was your favorite wing surfing session?
In the bay when I went up wing to fort point and surfed amazing 15 ft swell consecutively. The wind was perfect and the waves were on point. It was a really good day, and I think most who were there would agree.
What do you want or believe will significantly improve the wing foiling gear?
Winging can, and has gone in so many directions like freestyle, racing, and surfing and it will continue to take new paths so it hard to meet all of those standards with one wing, or one foil. Just making the foils higher aspect, reducing drag, and just overall making them faster would improve the technology significantly.
What tips or recommendations do you have for anyone who wants to start?
Don’t start out with the latest and greatest gear. It’s hard to find and not worth the effort and money for just starting. Get some low tier gear, get one the water, and just try it more than once. It’s very easy to give up a hard sport after the first try.
What is your biggest water sport achievement?
When I made the US National Team for the optimist dinghy. I was one of about 35 people in the world to make that team.