Shawn Pope

Addicted to the foil!
New Zealand
Lake Pupuke, Milford New Zealand
49 years old
Wing foiling since November 2019

Gear

StarboardGoFoil

Sports

SUPWing Foil

Questions & Answers

What other water sports do you do and how long?

Windsurfing 6 years. WingFoiling 2 years.

What do you like about wing foiling?

Freedom!

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

Within 10 one hour lessons I was foiling! From there within 3 months I had the basics down.

What is your favorite gear combination and why?

Starboard Board, Gofoil foils, Freewing sail. Starboard make great gear, strong and well tested! Gofoil just do foils well!

What was your favorite wing surfing session?

My last session! Anytime on the water is my favorite time!

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

Lighter and stronger gear!

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

Learn how to read the wind and get lessons when first starting out!

What is your biggest water sport achievement?

Learning to do jumps and turning it into airs!