When F-One Tech Rep Gael Espeche gets the call from locals in Cabarete, Dominican Republic, for a nice swell coming in and 25 knots of wind, it was time to book a ticket and jump in the next plane!
Rob Claisse is the best coach you will ever find. If you have the chance to had been a part of one of his camp you know what I’m talking about, if not then you need to seriously consider attending if you want to take it to the next levels. He has an uncanny ability to put into plain english what to do. Check below his latest blog about doing tacks when kite foiling.
If you have the chance to go to Maui, you will see a lot of F-One wing on the water. It’s a testament to the success of the F-One wing program. Maui riders are tough to please as they are constantly on the lookout for the best gear available and to push the boundaries of every single wind water sports you can imagine. A lot of wingers were patiently waiting to see what the all new STRIKE was all about and the feedback has been phenomenal. We asked our local ambassador Christian Barcellos what he thought of the new wing; and also Paige Alms, better known for riding giant waves, although she loves to wing when the wind shows up. Both of them know the Swing very well, so it’s always interesting to her them talk about the new STRIKE.
Usually, a MANERA trip is always associated to an atypical destination in a relatively cold place. Last year, the Kamchatka Peninsula was incredible! This year’s trip was supposed to be similar, but in 2020, the word ‘normal’ took on a whole new meaning…
Manera’s Big Wave surfer ambassador Justine Dupont has been on total fire in her wild tour on the west coast, from Mavericks to Todos Santos then on to Maui where she caught the biggest barrel of her life tow surfing Jaws on Super Swell Saturday (Jan 19, 2021). Conditions have been absolutely EPIC and that all started at Mavericks back in December. Check out her massive barrel and also a recap of her tour (in French) below.
It’s that time of year when iKsurfmag ask its readers to take the time to cast their vote in their annual Readers Awards. Over the years these have grown to be the most coveted awards in the industry and the Brands, Riders and Videographers are all after your vote. This is your chance to show some support for your favourite riders (Maxime Chabloz, Liam Whaley, Mitu Monteiro), brands and videos from the last year. The nominations have been made by iKsurfmag team of judges and the voting is now open! Show your support for F-One and Manera!
No matter the board and what’s underneath it, Hendrick’s got the flow. He is able to make any type of conditions his favourite one. 18 years old from Cabo Verde, meet Hendrick Lopes ! Welcome to the team ! Filmed by Petole Films Photos Ana Catarina Photo
With silky smooth yet reactive handling, the Breeze feels really light in the air, staying put through the biggest holes in the wind. Its bar pressure rings in at light to medium with nice smooth progressive power and its airframe exhibits really good canopy structure, stability and control. One quality we particularly savored is the design’s unloaded turning characteristics that allowed the kite to turn while sheeted out with little line tension. Often in foiling, you want to change the kite’s window position but don’t want to heat up the magic carpet ride and the Breeze allows you to make those changes without pouring fuel on the fire.
Overall, Manera’s Eclipse is a firm and supportive semi-rigid harness that doesn’t pinch or apply force to pressure points. With its low profile outline and super comfy padding, this harness provides just the right stiffness that will appeal to a wide audience of riders with differing skill levels and disciplines.
Fernando Novaes alias “Mizo” is a talented surfer from Sao Paulo, Brazil. He started foiling a few years back to be able to spend as much time on the water regardless of the conditions. His ride is like poetry, flawless but powerful with a lot of grace.