Today Manera has announced its first ever surf athlete: Brendon Gibbens. We couldn’t be happier to have Brendon as our first ever surf athlete, he is a great person in and out of the water and his talent deserves to be recognized.
Life is made to be lived to the fullest.
We create things that make riders ultimately happy and fulfill their riding needs.
This past year, F-ONE has made several big changes: A brand new visual identity, two Bandits after 13 years of having just one, a completely new sport: Wing surfing; and a huge collection of all the gear everyone needs to spend as much time on the water as possible.
Life is short, and stepping out of your comfort zone only brings amazing things.
This is what we wish you for the coming year.
May 2020 be your year of trying out new things.
The Awata Adventure Team recently completed a road trip around Colombia for one month, taking their school and students to different kiteboarding spots. It was an amazing experience. They also did some community work with kids in the Guajira department.
A French family-business that has been involved in kiteboarding since the beginning, Manera develops kiteboarding gear for demanding riders: “We believe that the product is the heart of a company, and as a result most of our efforts are spent on the research, development and testing of the collection. We create products so nobody has to get out of the water because they are cold or uncomfortable.” Julien Salles answers our questions about the brand’s redesigned luggage collection, additions to the wetsuit line, harness fit and more.
The 2019 freestyle championship season just ended with the last event in Brazil with 17 year old teen Colombian rider on top and F-One Liam Whaley 3rd overall. Maxime Chabloz ended 4th and Nicolas Delmas 8th.
Long time F-One team rider Mitu Monteiro ends up the season on a high by holding onto his overall second place on the GKA Kite-Surf World Championship tour. Bravo Mitu! and congrats to Airton and all the competitors to bring kitesurfing to new heights this year. And congrats to Camille Delannoy on his podium finish at the Prea event.
@ Best Pro Kiteboarding, St Petersburg, Florida – November 13th
@ Huguenot Memorial Park, Jacksonville, Florida – November 16-17th
@ 321 Kiteboarding, Cocoa Beach, Florida – November 20th
@ Jupiter Kiteboarding, Jupiter, Florida – November 22rd
@ Liquid Surf & Sail, Ft Lauderdale, Florida – November 24th
@ TKS Miami, 76th & Collins Miami, Florida – November 27th
@ Best Pro Kiteboarding Shop Party & Clinic – November 7-8th
We are just back from one week of multi sports water activity in Punta San Carlos, Baja Mexico where Solosports hosted our annual F-One wave camp. We had a great time with a dozen guys that came from as far as Israel to experience the beauty of Baja and the waves of of PSC (short for Punta San Carlos) and to get a go at the 2020 collection of kites (Bandit-2020 and bandit-S), boards (new Mitu and Shadow boards), Wing (Swing), Foilboards (Rocket SUP, Rocket Wing), Hydrofoils (Gravity 1800 and 2200). This spot is turning into the best playground possible if you want to kitesurf (of course!), but also SUP surf, SUP foil, Wing Foil, Wing Surf, Surf Foil, and more. So much so that we are planning a camp with a focus on Wingsurfing next year. Stay tuned to that. F-One has all the best gear possible for Wing surfing with the Swing, but also its Gravity series foil and multitude of boards
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This is how long it took to gather and coordinate the four Kamchatka photoshoot essentials: The best local team, four world class riders, logistics (visas, permits, tickets, boat, tents, vehicles…), two photographers and a cameraman with unwavering dedication.