Questions & Answers
What other water sports do you do and how long?
I learned how to surf when I was 5 and started foiling in 2018.
What do you like about wing foiling?
I like the wing because it allows me to do high performance moves in less than ideal conditions. If the wind isn't strong enough for a downwind on my prone board but too windy for surfing, I can take the wing out and do big airs as well as go super fast!
How did you learn and how long did it take you to wing foil?
I got interested in trying the wing because friends like @kai_lenny and @banzaigrom were doing huge airs in what I thought was “terrible” conditions. Jeff Chang (@wetfeet_hawaii) got me my first wing and taught me how to use it. I tried it one time previously on Kauai but forgot how to do it so I had to relearn it. It took me about 45 mins on a 4’8 (38L) to be able to switch directions and on the third day, I was using my prone board and learning how to do airs!
What is your favorite gear combination and why?
I haven't tried many set ups but my 4’4 (28L) prone board with a 170 high aspect wing and a 4m wing is what I like to use. I use a Fone wing but I have also tried Wing Ride and Ozone.
What was your favorite wing surfing session?
My favorite session was doing a downwind in Hawaii Kai. The bumps were big and made perfect ramps for boosting!
What do you want or believe will significantly improve the wing foiling gear?
In the future, I would like to see smaller wings with more power! It is easier to control a smaller wing if you are in the waves but the size does affect the power. If a wing could be small but still have power, that would be ideal!
What tips or recommendations do you have for anyone who wants to start?
If you are interested in learning, I would use a big board and a big wing. A big sup board the has enough stability to let you start on your knees is great. A big wing also helps a lot because it gives you more power and will help you get up and fly!
What is your biggest water sport achievement?
My biggest water sport achievement is winning the State Championship for the 17 and under longboard division and getting runner up at Nationals in California!