Tim Taudien

Wing addicted guy from Kiel, Northern Germany 🙋‍♂️🇩🇪
German
Living in Kiel Germany and I m surfing all the spots in the area. But, I also love to go to Cold Hawaii Denmark for shredding some North Sea waves.
35 years old
Wing foiling since October 2019

Gear

DuotoneFanaticION

Sponsors

DuotoneFanaticION

Sports

Wing FoilSUPSurfSurf Foil

Questions & Answers

What other water sports do you do and how long?

Actually, I was mainly into skateboarding when I was a teenager. Meanwhile, you can see me on a SUP, Surfboard or Wakeboard... I never did any wind powered water sport before starting wing foiling.

What do you like about wing foiling?

It turns nearly every spot into surfer's paradise 😉 The wind range is amazing - I would say from under 10kn up to 40kn+ you can have fun. In average, I can go at least 3 times per week winging here. Furthermore, you can surf so many waves in one session like in no other sport and you re almost absolutely free.

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

I foiled 2 times behind a boat and cruised a lil bitbon a SUP with the Wing, so that I was pretty fast able to fly on foil. I think I made in my first real session on the foil without any watersports background.

What is your favorite gear combination and why?

That's easy. Duotone ECHO 3.3/4m Wing with the Fanatic Sky Wing 5'0" 75l board and the Fanatic High Aspect Foil 1500cm2 😊

What was your favorite wing surfing session?

It was end of 2019 with my neighbor in our local bay. Think I was on 6'6" board with a 2000cm2 foil and a 5m2 wing. Still a good beginner setup. I was completely hooked when I was flying for the first time.

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

Currently, we are riding material from the second evolution stage of wing foiling. Some companies just released their first wings. So, we are right in the beginning of this sport. Companies will invest more and more money in R&D and we will see massive improvements especially in rigidity, fatique strength and weight. The performance of the wings and foils will change extremely over the next years, e.g. lift to drag ratio of the foils will be optimized and so on.

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

It depends on the background. Without any board sport background, I recommend to learn riding the foil behind a boat and flying the wing on the beach or an SUP first. After that, you can combine it on a wing foil board and give it a go.

What is your biggest water sport achievement?

Pretty new in the business, so we'll see what the future brings.