Luigi ( Gigi ) Madeddu

Born in Sardinia on 5 March 1982 , windsurfer since 1987 . I love water sports and leave dreaming wind and waves till I was young . I compete like a professional windsurfers In freestyle and wave discipline for more than 10 years . Now I have a water sports center . We teach windsurfing, kitesurfing, wind foiling, kite foiling and from this season also wing foiling . We are located in Sardinia, south west , Sant’Antioco.
Italy
Sant’Antioco, Sardegna. Spot : Sa Barra
38 years old
Wing foiling since March 2020

Gear

RRD

Sponsors

RRD

Sports

KiteSurfWindsurfWing Foil

Questions & Answers

What other water sports do you do and how long?

I practice every windy day windsurf or kitesurf . If waves are good I love to do surfing! Sardinia is beautiful water sports gym.

What do you like about wing foiling?

I can go in the water every day. Doesn't matter how winds looks like. Just a breeze and I have fun.

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

I learn in one day to fly, more time to turns and jumps.

What is your favorite gear combination and why?

5.0 I use from 8/10 knots till 20. Easy handling, powerful and fly easily. Foil RRD KSH 7 . Board 95lt Sabarra Fly custom made.

What was your favorite wing surfing session?

Sardinia, spot SaBarra , 5.0 Wind wing RRD and my custom board SaBarra Fly 95 lt, jumping and turnings around for long time without crash ! So happy 😁

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

I think and hope, Wing and foils need to be easier to fly and stable to learn. I hope they will improve leash (hand and foot) positions.

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

It is good to use wetsuit, helmet and impact vest. Never sail in offshore wind. Start with windsurf or sup board with dagger. Enjoy and keep training till you fly!

What is your biggest water sport achievement?

Professional windsurfer for many and many years, one of the best Italian and European freestyler in the beginning of 2010. Now coaching and teaching water sport for all levels !