2020, a year like no others.
A year where life as we have known it doesn’t exist anymore.
Luckily we are passionate about the ocean.
This means that even when we are stuck at home not being able to ride, we always have something to look forward to.
Nelson Pinto is a respected Gaucho freesurfer in Brazil, but also an excellent film producer, shaper and more recently kitesurfer. What qualifies Nelson’s lifestyle is freedom and passion… He has made his own way to become the person he is now, and he is not afraid to go off the beaten tracks.
Calm and devoted, Nelson has a degree in advertising and knows how to use his skills and how to express himself through his creations. The surf industry definitely needs more of this kind of personality to add a little bit more to it.
We had this idea to bring them all to a place where we could (legally) fly a drone, get some footage from the water (thanks GoPro) and the shore too (check out the album here) and Treasure Island that day (Saturday Sep 19, 2020) was the spot to go. There is no beach per say, more like a windsurfing spot, but who needs a beach when you wing foil?
Since 2015, unbeknown to most, F-One and their head board designer Charles Bertrand have been developing dedicated boards for wheelchair athletes with the help of SitKite godfather Thierry Schmitter. Here is the updated sitkite board collection. F-One is using their know-how and access to technology used on our surf and foilboards collection to improve the previous models. You can download the new specs below.
After 14 years of development of the Bandit we always get the same question: how will you improve it again? Our passion is to improve things and for us even when we go into the validation process, it’s just a step in the evolution process. Every season we choose to work on a specific point that should be improved. Let’s take the automotive R&D example to illustrate: one season they work on the engine and gain power, the following year, they need to improve the body to allow it to fit the new engine power, then they have an issue with the shock absorbers and so on…
Earlier this year, F-One team rider Titouan Galea went back home to New Caledonia with his brand new foil gear. Turned out that his homespot is absolutely ideal for Wing Surfing and what’s better than a perfect wave to feel the full potential of your gear?
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Spring/Summer collection is out !
Make the most of next summer with our new 2020 collection!
Designed for the wandering spirits who express themselves with passion.