Kaden Pritchard

My name is Kaden Pritchard. I love the ocean. I am 11 years old and love to have fun!!
11 years old
Wing foiling since April 2020

Gear

GAGoFoil

Sports

Surf

Questions & Answers

What other water sports do you do and how long?

I started windsurfing when I was 9, surfing with 2. I love to do big airs and cool tricks, with everything I do, in or out of the water.

What do you like about wing foiling?

I like when I am on the foil most of the time, and that it is not hard compared to windsurfing where I am always hitting chops and bumps.

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

I spent 10 minutes on the beach getting a hang of the wing. Then about 1 hour with my grandpa’s SUP foilboard (96L) learning the control wing and board together. Then I tried his 72L wingboard that was amazing for me to learn on.

What is your favorite gear combination and why?

Currently I use a bord that I shaped with my grandpa, the dimensions are (4’0, 20L). The wing I use is a Gaastra 3.5m wing and GoFoil with a 120 front wing and a 14.5 stabilizer.

What was your favorite wing surfing session?

In August 2020 at Kanaha in Maui, Hawaii. I think it was one of my best session, because I got to ride some pretty big waves for like 5 minutes at a time. I also did one of my biggest jumps that day.

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

I think the biggest game changer will be a harness. When they come out with them it will really help me stay out longer. And do more high performance moves and tricks.

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

If you already kite, or better windsurf you should be able to use a wing and start foiling within a day or 2-3 sessions at most. I have seen people foiling in the first session. In short: practice a few minutes on the beach, take a BIG Sup and do 3-5 solid runs including going upwind then try with a hydrofoil. Depending on your size and weight us.