Ben Felix Gerhardt
Born in 2010 - addicted to watersports. Swiss/South African living in, and loving, Western Australia.
Swiss & South African
Perth, Western Australia
13 years old
Wing foiling since August 2020
Questions & Answers
What other water sports do you do and how long?
I love all kinds of watersports, mainly windsurf and kitesurf since 2019.
What do you like about wing foiling?
It’s a watersport and all watersports are awesome! Foiling feels like flying!
How did you learn and how long did it take you to wing foil?
I learned wing foiling on Naxos, Greece with my awesome teacher Bastian. In my first lesson I used a SUP and was able to jibe and tack - in the second day I got up and going on the foil.
What is your favorite gear combination and why?
I ride a Duotone Unit (4 or 5) with a Fanatic Sky Wing board 4’8 and a Duotone Spirit Surf Foil. It’s my favourite gear because it’s what I have :D
What was your favorite wing surfing session?
In Naxos, Greece, with my dad, doing first jumps.
What tips or recommendations do you have for anyone who wants to start?
Get some lessons, start on a SUP and get on the foil as soon as you can jibe and tack.