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.
This is part two in a three-part series on the experiences of a wingsurfers guide through progression. We had a bit of a break in the wind here in La Ventana allowing for some rest and reflection.
As mentioned in part one , I started this winging journey recently and wanted to pass along some of the experiences as new people learn about this exciting sport. Now, with roughly a month of solid riding behind me there has been a lot that has been learned and still more to know. I’m spending this season in La Ventana, a well-known kiting destination that I’ve visited many times over the past 14 years. It’s the perfect learning grounds for wing surfing. Coming from a strong kite surf background and focused purely on wave riding, I’m excited how winging has transformed my perception of a place like La Ventana that has “no waves”. This is true, there is very little in the way of “surf” here but there’s a good amount of deep water swell. Swell that can be easily ridden with a foil and wing which has made La Ventana, do I dare say it, a “surf destination” when viewed through the lens of riding swell with a wing and foil
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!
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.