Shannon Stent

Western Australia πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Good vibes only πŸ€™
Australian
Margaret River, Western Australia
42 years old
Wing foiling since August 2020

Sports

SurfSurf FoilWing Foil

Questions & Answers

What other water sports do you do and how long?

I started bodyboarding as a teenager. I then spent years kiteboarding and surfing. These days all of my ocean time is taken up with foiling 🌊

What do you like about wing foiling?

I love the freedom of being able to explore the ocean, I also like being self-sufficient, using the power of the wing to tow myself into waves that would otherwise be un-rideable

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

I started on a 6ft SUP foil board in flat water. By my second session I could go upwind and was getting the hang of transitions. Coming from a kite and foil background really helps here.

What is your favorite gear combination and why?

I like small boards from Sunova and small foils from Axis, right now the 700HPS is really doing it for me. I feel more connected to the waves, I also love prone foiling so it’s nice to be able to ride the same gear.

What was your favorite wing surfing session?

I live in Western Australia. Everyday is a best-ever session πŸ˜„ Abundance of πŸ’¨ and 🌊

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

It is already growing and developing so fast, I can see stronger, more durable equipment which will be suited to a larger range of conditions manufactured from environmentally sustainable products 🌱

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

Stop thinking about it and do it! There’s no time like right now!

What is your biggest water sport achievement?

The ocean is my creative outlet and place of peace. Saltwater is essential for a healthy and positive lifestyle. My family shares the same love for the ocean. This is the achievement πŸ™πŸΌ