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!
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.
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
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.
3x Windsurfing Wave champion Kauli Seadi is not the type of rider who thinks twice before attempting a new trick. Kauli brings all his pro windsurfing experience to push the limits of wingfoiling and we are proud to have him joining the team ! Welcome Kauli!
F-One sent us a few STRIKE (sizes 4.2 and 5.0m) we were able to immediately put to the test where our high season is in full swing with a good pool of talented wingers, meaning mainly South Florida, La Ventana (Baja, Mexico) and also Hawaii (Maui and Oahu).
From light to high winds, you will discover the full potential of the STRIKE. Thanks to its unique design and construction, the sensations on the water are unique. The work done on the control of the deformation of the wing offers more power, fantastic upwind performances, stability and control. This feeling of control will allow you to push the STRIKE into jumps and air rotations. You are in total comfort at all time, the STRIKE’s has the perfect traction balance between your two arms. The handles are perfectly placed and you won’t suffer from too much pull on your back arm on the long legs.
F-One team rider Titouan Galea just won the very first GWA wing foil event in Fortaleza, Brazil. Next up will be the Tarifa Wing Pro at the end of the year. Bravo Titou! and also to Maxime Chabloz for landing the very first perfect backflip in a competition. We are fortunate to have those 2 in the F-One team
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.