He is world bodysurfing champ and the standard he has achieved in the sport needs no further proof. Fred David makes the most of his twofold ability as an athlete and a lifeguard by being Justine Dupont’s “best partner in crime”.
This week I’m sitting down with waterman, businessman and legend Raphael Salles. Raph heads up F-One, the watersports brand that makes gear for kitesurfers, surfers, paddle boarders and foilers.
We are proud to have won the best Wave Kite category of the Kite Mag’s Ultimate test ! “All that wave pedigree from the previous generation shines through into a really focused product which has telepathic bar feedback and insane performance levels.”
The Squambats Group has been promoting and selling Kite wings in the New England region (North East USA) in the geographic mecca in the Lakes region. We are Ice and Snow Kiters, as well as lake and ocean kiters. The new F-One Swings are perfect for ice safety as the wings free float, are very lightweight, and frameless too!
23 years of trying out new things
18 years of trips around the world
2019 – We are One –
18 years ago we were going on trips to kiteboard
We were looking for places for one particular discipline
Then we added surfboards and SUPs to our boardbags
Foils changed completely our ways to ride and today Wingsurfing has brought a whole new world of opportunities
By bringing all the riders, no matter their speciality on the same spot at the same time, together we are one
We share that one passion which drives everything we do.
We have entered a new chapter and it is all about sharing
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
Take a closer look at F-One’s Bandit-S, a dedicated strapless and surf kite and the choice of champions and riders who truly value surfing with a kite.
Learn more about the differences between the Bandit-S and the Bandit 2020