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The Wing Life Podcast

Author: Luc Moore

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Our podcast is dedicated to the sport of Wing Foiling. Tune in as we interview top athletes, equipment designers, brand managers and every day enthusiasts from around the globe. Hosted by Luc Moore
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On this episode, Gwen, Damien and Luc talk about:How we learned to Wing Foil and our experiencesImportance of mastering the basics and learning how to wing on your knees before standingMastering the foil and tips on how we learnedImportance of asking your community for wind/safety tips before going out on the waterImportance of doing safety assessments (When in doubt, don’t go out) Realizing that you must wing with your left leg and right leg forward, and one side will be much harder. (So don't go too far out)And much more. Want to improve your skills? Signup for our free Online Wing foil coaching or join us at an upcoming 2025 Wing Foil Camp!  Are you looking for an epic adventure this winter? Book your spot today for the Wing Foil Expedition this coming January. Visit: https://winglifepodcast.com/wing-foil-trips to learn more. ★ Support this podcast ★
On this episode, Gwen, Damien and Luc talk about:Why you should consider taking lessons to learn how to wing foilWhat makes wing foiling hard to learn on your ownWhat should you bring to your first lessonWhat is usually included and provided by a schoolA general overview of what is included in your first lessonAnd much more. Signup for our online coaching: https://winglifepodcast.com/online-wing-foil-coaching Are you looking for an epic adventure this winter? Book your spot today for the Wing Foil Expedition this coming January. Visit: https://winglifepodcast.com/wing-foil-trips to learn more. ★ Support this podcast ★
On this episode, Gwen, Damien and Luc talk about:The importance of prioritizing safetyHighlight some commonly used safety equipmentWhy you should pace yourself and take breaks when learningWhy you should familiarize yourself with and test out your safety gearImportance of learning how to check forecasts Importance of building your wind knowledge (Ie. What does 10 knots look like on the water? What does a squall line look like?And much moreAre you struggling? Send us your clips and you might get featured on the Wing Life Show: Yes I want to take part!  Are you looking for an epic adventure this winter? Book your spot today for the Wing Foil Expedition this coming January. Visit: https://winglifepodcast.com/wing-foil-trips to learn more. ★ Support this podcast ★
On this episode, Gwen, Damien and Luc talk about: - What gear should you buy as a beginner- The importance of connecting with your community- How to set up your new kit- Faqs about mast position, mast length, fuse length, board size, board type (fiberglass or blowup)- Manual Pump versus Electric Pump- And much more. Are you struggling? Send us your clips and you might get featured on an upcoming episode of the Wing Life Show: Yes I want to take part!  Are you looking for an epic adventure this winter? Book your spot today for the Wing Foil Expedition this coming January. Visit: https://winglifepodcast.com/wing-foil-trips to learn more. ★ Support this podcast ★
On our first episode, Gwen, Damien and Luc introduce our new show and talk about: - The basics of wing foiling and offer tips for beginners of all levels- The importance of getting started and not getting caught up in gear choices- We encourage new wing foilers to contact their local community for support and advice. - We discuss the importance of practicing on land before going into the water- And we highlight the joy and sense of accomplishment that comes from learning and progressing in the sport.Are you struggling? Send us your clips and you might get featured on an upcoming episode of the Wing Life Show: Yes I want to take part!  Are you looking for an epic adventure this winter? Book your spot today for the Wing Foil Expedition this coming January. Visit: https://winglifepodcast.com/wing-foil-trips to learn more. ★ Support this podcast ★
Mike Raper, brand director and Hugh Pinfold, director of design and engineering of North Foils, join us to discuss the recent release of their all-new ShiftLock system and the all-new Nova PRO wing.  We deep dive into:- The ShiftLock concept and where the idea came from- What materials and what testing protocols were followed in creating this all-new track system- Handle design, track design, performance, rigidity and weight considerations- How to mount handles, booms, camera mounts, and phones to the track system. - Storing, folding and winter winging with a track system- Idea and concept behind the Nova PRO - The use of Hybrid Materials- All new Carbon UDi Technology- The integration of the ShiftLock System and more. Visit: https://northkb.com/pages/shiftlockVisit: https://northkb.com/pages/nova-proVisit: https://northkb.com/pages/pro-series-foil Are you looking for an epic adventure this winter? Book your spot today for the Wing Foil Expedition this coming January. Visit: https://winglifepodcast.com/wing-foil-trips to learn more. ★ Support this podcast ★
On this episode Tom joins us to recap the Surf Freestyle world cup in Tarifa, Spain. We talked about: Tarifa and its growing wing foil communityThe event, accommodations, the town, the ambiance and the nightlifeThe all-new innovation tricks What it takes to win an event - It's all about consistency. The Boom and Why it Is the New Standard for FreestyleWhy Shortboards with low swing weight are ideal for freestyle wing foiling.The event organizers in Tarifa did a great job, including activities focused on sustainability and community involvement.Upcoming events in La Palma and Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands are highly anticipated.And more. Visit: https://www.wingfoilworldtour.com/events/gwa-wingfoil-world-cup-tarifa-2024/ (00:00) - - Intro (00:30) - - Upcoming Events and Canary Islands Leg (01:37) - - Recap of Tarifa Event (04:39) - - Level of Freestyle Tricks and Innovation (09:51) - - Event Setup and Duration (10:33) - - Impressive Performances by Young Athletes (10:58) - - Tarifa’s Growing Wing Foiling Community (12:48) - - Where is Tarifa and what are the conditions like for wing foiling? (17:08) - - What were the accommodations like and where did everyone stay? (19:03) - - Highlights from Mens & Women’s side - Xavi Corr ripping it up (24:28) - - Experience and Smart Comp Strategies - Chris & Nia (31:28) - - What were the conditions like for this contest? (32:43) - - Gear selection - Importance of Wings with Booms in Freestyle and Board / Foil Choices (35:43) - - How the GWA names the new innovation tricks, how they are categorized and how they are scored (42:53) - - How many athletes tried to get into this event? A break down of how you can qualify - Video Wild Cards (45:53) - - Organizers in Tarifa Excel, Promote Sustainability and Engage the next Generation of Youth (51:43) - - Excitement Builds for Upcoming Events in La Palma, Fuerteventura and Helping Youth Compete Are you looking for an epic adventure this winter? Book your spot today for the Wing Foil Expedition this coming January. Visit: https://winglifepodcast.com/wing-foil-trips to learn more. ★ Support this podcast ★
Tour manager, Tom Hartmann joins us to recap the GWA's 2nd tour stop of the 2024 season in Leucate, France. We talked about: An overview of Leucate, France as a travel destination The Tramontana winds that peaked at 60 + knotsTop new moves and the new young guns on the ladies and men’s side The new format for the FreeFly Slalom and how it's going to change the name of the gameThe Nia and Chris show - How the winners of the event faired in the conditions And more. Visit: https://www.wingfoilworldtour.com/events/gwa-wingfoil-world-cup-france-2024/ Are you looking for an epic adventure this winter? Book your spot today for the Wing Foil Expedition this coming January. Visit: https://winglifepodcast.com/wing-foil-trips to learn more. ★ Support this podcast ★
GWA tour manager Tom Hartmann joins us from his home in Mauritius to recap the first event of the 2024 GWA season at Punta Preta. We talked about: - Event highlights for both men and women- Cash's wing release in the final versus Malo- How wing foiling Punta Preta has progressed in 1 year with new gear selection- Top moves and Top wipeouts- Impressions from riders, organizers Are you looking for an epic adventure this winter? Book your spot today for the Wing Foil Expedition this coming January. Visit: https://winglifepodcast.com/wing-foil-trips to learn more. ★ Support this podcast ★
Tom joins us from his home in Mauritius to introduce the 2024 GWA Wing Foil World Tour season. We talk about: Some behind the scenes insights about all 10 upcoming world cup tour stops. An in depth look at Ponta Preta, Feb 16 - 25 in Cabo Verde. How to get into Wing Foil world Tour eventsVisit: https://www.wingfoilworldtour.com/Watch Episode on Youtube or visit the Episode PageLike what we do? ★ Support this podcast ★Learn more about us & follow us on Instagram Are you looking for an epic adventure this winter? Book your spot today for the Wing Foil Expedition this coming January. Visit: https://winglifepodcast.com/wing-foil-trips to learn more. ★ Support this podcast ★
Armie is the Founder and Director of Armstrong Foils, based in New Zealand. On this episode we talk about: - How the company got started- Who designed their logo, black and white stripes, bags and more - Their unique mast / fuse attachment system - A look behind the all new HA's- The evolution of their wings and boards- and moreVisit: https://www.armstrongfoils.com/Watch Episode on Youtube or visit the Episode PageLike what we do? ★ Support our podcast ★Learn more about us & follow us on Instagram Are you looking for an epic adventure this winter? Book your spot today for the Wing Foil Expedition this coming January. Visit: https://winglifepodcast.com/wing-foil-trips to learn more. ★ Support this podcast ★
Tom, tour manager of the Wingfoil World Tour joins us to recap their 2023 season and intro 2024. Visit: On this episode we talk about: - Highlights from the 2023 season- How the Big Air discipline got started and the biggest jump recorded in Pozo- How the Surf discipline got started and where they see it going- New potential event sites for 2024- and more.Visit: https://www.wingfoilworldtour.com/ Watch Episode on Youtube or visit the Episode PageLike what we do? Donate & Subscribe to Support usJoin our Facebook Community:  Wing Life - A Wing Foil Community & Canadian ClassifiedsLearn more about us & follow us on Instagram Are you looking for an epic adventure this winter? Book your spot today for the Wing Foil Expedition this coming January. Visit: https://winglifepodcast.com/wing-foil-trips to learn more. ★ Support this podcast ★
Laure Rudolph and Michael Näf join us on the show to talk about:- Their intro into wind sports (from Windsurfing to Wing Foiling) - Living in Switzerland and the many lakes to explore - Product development at Ensis- Helping youth access the sport- Wing Foil Camping adventures in their family van - And much more. Visit: https://www.instagram.com/_lau_ritaa_  & https://www.instagram.com/rawham.mcl (00:00) - - Introduction and Glimpse into Switzerland's Windy Waters (03:01) - - From Windsurfing to Wing Foiling: A Journey of Progression (10:11) - - Competitions and the Exciting Evolution of Wing Foiling (25:13) - - Overcoming Barriers: Making Wing Foiling More Accessible (34:41) - - Feedback in Product Development (37:53) - - Diverse Team in Gear Development (40:15) - - Growing Popularity of Wing Foiling (43:00) - - Exploring Unique Water Sports in Switzerland (57:36) - - Camping in a Van for Easy Access to Water Sports Are you looking for an epic adventure this winter? Book your spot today for the Wing Foil Expedition this coming January. Visit: https://winglifepodcast.com/wing-foil-trips to learn more. ★ Support this podcast ★
Episode #58 - Xavi Corr

Episode #58 - Xavi Corr

2024-07-0301:17:13

Xavi is a 16-year-old pro-wing foiler from Tarifa, Spain. He joins us to talk about:Learning how to Kite surf at the age of 7Entering the competitive scene and achieving success in various competitions at age 15/16.How video analysis plays a crucial role in improving skills and identifying areas for improvement.How he manages school, friends, and travelThe mental aspect of competing Staying motivated and determined to improve and push boundariesMaintain fitness and prevent injuriesBeing part of Team Armstrong team and what gear he is ridingAnd much more. Visit: https://www.instagram.com/xavi.corr (00:00) - - Introduction (01:04) - - Entry into Wing Foiling (17:20) - - Building a Wing Foiling Community (24:03) - - Extreme Conditions and Innovations (28:51) - - Competing and Strategies (35:34) - - Balancing School and Travel (38:01) - - The Natural Way of Learning in Wing Foiling (39:28) - - Staying Motivated and Determined in Wing Foiling (40:55) - - Fitness and Injury Prevention in Wing Foiling (53:57) - - The Excitement of Being Part of a Sponsorship and R&D Team (01:05:35) - - Setting Goals and Pushing the Boundaries in Wing Foiling Are you looking for an epic adventure this winter? Book your spot today for the Wing Foil Expedition this coming January. Visit: https://winglifepodcast.com/wing-foil-trips to learn more. ★ Support this podcast ★
Joe, the founder of Flymount, joins us from his office to talk about: - How they got started in 2006- Initial designs, production & testing- What materials are used - What is coming next- And more. Visit: www.flymount.com (00:00) - - Introduction and Background (02:59) - - The Early Days of Flymount (10:27) - - The Importance of Video Footage in Action Sports (17:05) - - The Supportive Action Sports Community (29:58) - - Designing Secure Camera Mounts (31:51) - - The Challenges of Mounting GoPro Cameras (34:02) - - The Importance of Safety Lines (44:32) - - The Future of Action Cameras (47:05) - - Starting a Business in the Wind Sports Industry (52:27) - - Innovative Designs: Carbon Extension System Are you looking for an epic adventure this winter? Book your spot today for the Wing Foil Expedition this coming January. Visit: https://winglifepodcast.com/wing-foil-trips to learn more. ★ Support this podcast ★
Cash joins us from home in Maui to talk about: - His life and childhood in Maui- How he found wind - Downwinding and teaching dad how to wing foil- His foil slide and wing drop at the first GWA wave event of the year- His current Armstrong setup - And more. Visit: https://www.instagram.com/cash_berzolla (00:00) - - Growing Up in Maui and Discovering Wing Foiling (02:22) - - Progression in Wing Foiling and Trying Different Wind Sports (09:52) - - Sponsorship with Armstrong and Favorite Gear Setup (15:04) - - The Opportunities and Flexibility of Wing Foiling (16:56) - - Advice for Getting Into Wing Foiling (24:59) - - Dealing with Injuries and Pushing Forward (25:57) - - Foiling and Safety Gear (27:20) - - Tips for Jumping High (28:48) - - The Water Sports Community (29:15) - - The Step One System by Armstrong (34:01) - - Focus on Downwind Racing (38:16) - - Challenges of Cold Water Sports (43:02) - - Recovery of Maui after the Fires Are you looking for an epic adventure this winter? Book your spot today for the Wing Foil Expedition this coming January. Visit: https://winglifepodcast.com/wing-foil-trips to learn more. ★ Support this podcast ★
Paula Novotna joins us on the show to talk about:- Her entry into watersports- Her wing & kite career- Life in Cabarete, DR- Women in sport - Now that she is no longer competing, what's next?- And More. Visit: https://www.instagram.com/paulanovotna/ (00:00) - (00:00) - Introduction and the Growth of Wing Foiling (07:30) - Cabarete: A Favorite Spot for Wing Foiling (22:17) - The Impact of Social Media (27:32) - Finding Peace and Freedom in Wing Foiling (33:42) - Navigating Shore Breaks and Riding Waves (36:39) - Favorite Tricks: Backflips and more (43:20) - Teaching and Sharing the Joy of Wing Foiling Are you looking for an epic adventure this winter? Book your spot today for the Wing Foil Expedition this coming January. Visit: https://winglifepodcast.com/wing-foil-trips to learn more. ★ Support this podcast ★
Herbert the founder of Surfr App joins us from his home in Brazil to talk about:- The Surfr App origin story - Basic overview of functionality - How are jumps measured and other technical details- The Apple watch and other watches- Exciting future updates and future development- And more.   Visit: https://www.thesurfr.app/ (00:00) - - Journey into Wind Sports and App Development (09:16) - - Challenges in Tracking Jumps and AI Integration (26:00) - - Enhancing Live Streaming with Wearables and Technology (30:46) - - Surfer AI: Personalized Insights for Water Sports Enthusiasts (41:09) - - Expanding Features and Growth of the Surfer App (48:43) - - Challenges and Growth of the Surfer Company (49:13) - - The Future of Water Sports: A World Map for Destination Recommendations Are you looking for an epic adventure this winter? Book your spot today for the Wing Foil Expedition this coming January. Visit: https://winglifepodcast.com/wing-foil-trips to learn more. ★ Support this podcast ★
Zane Schweitzer joins us from his home in Maui to talk about:Training and Race PreparationCommunity Impact and RecoveryYouth Mentorship and Community InvolvementThe Transformative Power of Ocean Sports and FoilingWing foiling & down winding on MauiAnd more. Visit: https://www.instagram.com/zaniac1 (00:00) - - Training and Race Preparation (08:44) - - Community Impact and Recovery (15:29) - - Youth Mentorship and Community Involvement (30:41) - - Affordability and Support System (32:06) - - The Transformative Power of Ocean Sports and Foiling (39:21) - - Mentorship and Community Outreach: Uplifting the Next Generation (50:24) - - Gratitude and Lessons from a Near-Death Experience (52:47) - - Philanthropy and Community Resilience Actions (01:02:13) - - Ocean Immersion Programs: Promoting Mental Health and Stewardship Are you looking for an epic adventure this winter? Book your spot today for the Wing Foil Expedition this coming January. Visit: https://winglifepodcast.com/wing-foil-trips to learn more. ★ Support this podcast ★
Kylie joins us on the show from her home in France to talk about:- Her intro into wind sports- Her early days of windsurf racing- Her entry into wing foiling- Working with the team at JP & Neilpryde- Her favourite spots around the world- And more.Visit: https://www.instagram.com/kylie.blv/ (00:00) - - Introduction and Home Spot in France (03:02) - - Challenging Conditions and Progression (10:02) - - Transitioning from Windsurfing to Wing Foiling (17:49) - - Competing in Different Disciplines (36:38) - - Prioritizing Safety in Wing Foiling (47:18) - - Strategies for Retrieving a Lost Board During a Race (49:16) - - Mastering Body Dragging and Techniques (51:15) - - Exploring New Spots and Cultures Through Competitions (52:44) - - Balancing Engineering Studies with Wing Foiling (55:38) - - Gratitude for Sponsors and Support (01:10:56) - - Favourite Gear Setups for Windsurfing and Wing Foiling Are you looking for an epic adventure this winter? Book your spot today for the Wing Foil Expedition this coming January. Visit: https://winglifepodcast.com/wing-foil-trips to learn more. ★ Support this podcast ★
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