Welcome to the Team, Simeon Ke-Paloma!

Born and raised on the shores of Hawaii, Simeon is true waterman with a lifelong love affair with the ocean. From his early days learning how to surf at just 6 years old to becoming a multiple outrigger canoe champion, to working as a lifeguard on the shores of Waikiki and to owning his own canoe company, Simeon’s journey has been one of dedication and passion. Now as the driving force behind Voyager Foiler, he’s on a mission to build a dynamic foil and downwind community in Hawaii and beyond.

Simeon Ke-Paloma

How did you get into foiling and downwinding? 

“I borrowed my friend’s foil board out of curiosity and quickly became addicted to learning and improving. After spending time in the surf and progressing, we started to explore downwind, where I found my main passion in foiling. Then I started “Voyager Foiler”, a growing downwind community in Hawaii. I now spend many hours in the ocean canoe paddling, surfing, or on a foil.” SKP

Tell us about your best foiling memory. 

“There are too many! As of today, completing an island-to-island channel crossing race from Maui to Molokai. We will be doing the infamous and prestigious Molokai to Oahu this summer, so that should be a great one too.” SKP


“Always stay humble & eager to learn. Never quit.”

What do you do before getting in the water? 

“Stretch, hydrate, and listen to good music.” SKP

Worst wipeout? 

“My back leg and knee wearing down from all the pumping. I had to rest for several months and strengthen it!” SKP

Who would you like to say thank you to? 

“All my friends who I downwind with continually. It’s amazing to be part of an enthusiastic and growing community, where we continue to learn all kinds of things together. Thank you to F-ONE for your support and for recognizing that downwinding is a valuable sector of the foil sports. And of course, thank you to my wife for supporting me, driving us to do runs, and helping with so much along the way.” SKP

A few words on your F-ONE quiver?

EAGLE 990 and Monobloc Tail DW XXXS 190. For my size, it’s a perfect downwinding wing. Its fast, smooth, and efficient, and it likes to hold its top speed which helps me chase and go up and over bumps.” SKP

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Experience the stoke and freedom of downwinders with F-ONE’s new ROCKET SUP DW PRO CARBON board. Thanks to its optimized sleek design and carbon construction, get up on your foil faster than ever and experience the pure bliss of flying above the swell for hours on end.

  • Incredibly efficient and fast take-offs
  • Superb stability at all times
  • Immense glide and speed
  • Controlled front/back leg balance
  • Control and maneuverability even at high speeds



Speed across the bumps with the new EAGLE X! Thanks to its high speed potential and impressive glide, this foil will delight the best downwinders, whether SUP foiling or wing foiling.

  • Made for advanced riders
  • High aspect ratio of 12
  • Extreme speed and glide



The monobloc construction improves stiffness and reduces turbulence by eliminating connections and providing a more streamlined design. This premium connection will make any foil more playful, more stable, and faster. The monobloc also removes two screws: you’ll be on the water faster!
In the same vein as the DW210 stab, the 190 is suitable for more solid conditions or more experienced riders. Thanks to its smaller surface area, the 190 offers more speed and better maneuverability.