We are stoked to have Mitu back for his second Wave Camp down in Punta San Carlos. June 20-27 2015. Do not miss this UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY. Last year was a total blast and we expect the same this year. Mitu is a busy professional wave rider, juggling dates between the Wave World tour (he was in Dakhla, […]
Joey has been racing in San Francisco for years, won last season San Francisco Thursday Night Racing Series and recently finished 5th at the Gold Cup in La Ventana, an event where none of the world top racers were missing. He started the 2015 racing season in San Francisco by winning the first night with 2 bullets and one second place ahead of Johnny Heineken on the new F-One foil kites. He is a natural fit for the new F-One & Manera USA Racing team and with him as the leader of this new burgeoning team, not only we do have a top competitor, but we also have a great ambassador for foiling in general, and he will be able to answer all the technical questions you might have with regards to the F-One foiling gear, whether it’s the hydrofoil or the foil kites. We wish Joey a great season !
F-One Owner & CEO Raphael Salles explains why F-One is going all in with the Foil program and the origin and designing choice behind the new foil kite
Boardsports California (formerly known as Boardsports School) has been a F-One dealer since 2007; they were one of the very first Kiteboarding shop & school to carry F-One in the States, even before the avent of the Bandit 1; their first board was a F-One Legend (a hybrid twin-tip and surf) and their first kite was a Tribal II!. We have a great relationship with Rebecca & Jane and they have been the go to kiteboarding school in the Bay Area for a long time. Their Alameda Crown Beach location in the East Bay is arguably the best spot to learn how to kiteboard, and they have also another retail shop on the other side of the Bay, on the beach of Coyote Point, with access to jet skis to go to the channel where the chance of getting enough wind is close to 100% during the Spring and Summer. With their 2 locations, they can service Peninsula and East bay kiters all at once.
There aren’t a lot of dedicated SUP shop in Northern California and Bluerush is a standout, especially in the Bay Area. We are proud that they have decided to carry F-One and Manera in their new shop in Sausalito. They cater to the flat waters of the Bay (perfect for racing and touring) but also to the wave riding spots such as Bolinas or Dillon Beach in the Northern Coast. They just received a fresh batch of the all around Manawa but also the surf oriented Madeiro and Anakao boards. They will also get soon enough the race boards. Do not hesitate to contact them if you want to demo or get a F-One board and/or Manera accessories.
Accessible and really progressive, the F-ONE KITEFOIL is the new weapon of choice to not only ride, but truly fly over the water. Foiling is more than a new discipline; it’s a whole new world. The F-ONE kitefoil has been developed with the most experienced foil riders and every element of the foil has been designed to deliver the best imaginable experience out on the water whether you about to start or if you already master the magic of foiling.
“The biggest news for this hugely popular board this year is the new construction. Gone is the double bamboo sandwich, and in is a new technique that F-One are calling the HD Foam Flex Composite. The new construction is really tough and provides a very smooth ride in the choppiest of waters and there is plenty of control at high speed.” – Rou Chater, Iksurf magazine