Questions & Answers
What other water sports do you do and how long?
Wakeboarding for 20 years, surfing for 10 years.
What do you like about wing foiling?
I love that you can catch swell and really surf the wing!
How did you learn and how long did it take you to wing foil?
It took me about 10 sessions to really get it. I learned this Spring because my partner started getting into it and I didn't want to be left behind!
What is your favorite gear combination and why?
Slingshot wing with Ride Engine Escape Pod.
What was your favorite wing surfing session?
Doing a 10 mile downwinder along the Columbia River gorge in massive swell!
What do you want or believe will significantly improve the wing foiling gear?
A comfortable and minimal harness for upwind tacks!
What tips or recommendations do you have for anyone who wants to start?
1. Start on a bigger board. You don't need a boat but something you can kneel on and stay floating will help you manage the wing. 2. Find a semi-shallow area. Somewhere that you can still ride a foil but where you can touch as well. It helps to be able to jump off the board and wing and still feel safe. 3. Keep the wing above your head and use your back hand to increase/decrease the power in the wing. 4. Don't get in over your head. Start small and stay close to shore. Big downwinders are not what you want to do right in the beginning 5. Pace yourself. It’s tiring! 😥
What is your biggest water sport achievement?
Regularly placing top 3 on the KPL world tour.