Dylan Wichmann

Nationality: South African
Currently living in: Cape Town, South Africa
Local foil spot: Muizenberg
Date of birth: 5 December 1996
Height: 180cm
Weight: 73kg
Discipline: Surf foil, Wing Foil, Tow Foil
Favourite spot/s: Muizenberg, Milnerton, Hulett’s, Seals Beach
Favourite conditions: Small and powerful
Favourite move/s: Airs, carving
Favourite foil setup: Vyper 130, short fuselage, No2 shim and ghost tail.
When did you start foiling: 2018
How did you get into the sport: I was taken foiling for the first time by a client’s dad from the surf school I was working at in Cape St Francis and never looked back.
Best ever session: During the lockdown, I had multiple sessions with no one out at Muizenberg. Out of those handful of sessions it is hard to choose which one was best.

Tom Earl

Nationality: English(cornish!)
Currently living in: Newquay, Cornwall
Local foil spot: Newquay
Date of birth: 06.01.89
Height: 5’9
Weight: 72kg
Discipline: prone foil(strapless)
Favourite spot/s: points and rivermouths
Favourite conditions: waist to a little over head high, no wind and sun!
Favourite move/s: going fast, carves, and lip hits!
Favourite foil setup: Unifoil vyper150
When did you start foiling: January 2021
How did you get into the sport: natural progression from shortboard surfing
Best ever session: that’s the best thing about foiling; no one session stands out as being the best ever as theres too many fun ones to remember!
Accomplishments: Getting foiling in my life! Riding for Unifoil and Amosshapes.

Josh Ku

Nationality: Australian
Currently living in: Sydney
Local foil spot: Maroubra
Date of birth: 29 / 09 / 1990
Height: 5’11
Weight: 76 kg
Discipline: prone / sup / tow
Favorite spots: Long Reef and Voodoo
Favorite conditions: glassy and 3 foot or honking wind
Favorite move: drawn out carves
Favorite foil setup: 130 vyper / long fuselage / race tail / 83 cm mast
Where did I start foiling: I first tried foiling on the Fijian island of Namotu when foiling was not big at all , we were getting towed behind a boat on a massive 6 foot retrofitted surfboard with foil tracks and an old Naish setup ( most probably dave Kalama’s )
How did I get into the sport: I have to thank my friend Perth Standlick who used to ride for unifoil who got me into it , he
taught me on the back of a ski and let me borrow his gear and now I’m hooked
Best ever session: has to be when I completed my first
downwind sup attempt in Botany Bay , I had been failing miserably for months trying to paddle up on the sup and get on foil and on this day the stars aligned and something clicked for me and now I’m totally hooked on downwind sends
Accomplishments: getting recognized by Unifoil to come
onboard as a team rider ! Couldn’t be more stoked to join such a progressive brand with the best gear in the industry

Patrick Israel

Nationality: American
Currently living in: Huntington Beach CA
Local foil spot: Huntington for beach breaks / Seal for mellow soft waves / Newport and Huntington for DW runs / Lake Perris for wakefoil days
Date of birth: 6/28/85
Height: 6’3”
Weight: 200lbs
Discipline: Surf / DW – try to make my foiling look like shortboard surfing
Favourite spot/s: Wherever the crew is heading
Favourite conditions: 1-2 and firing or 15-20mph sideshore wind
Favourite move/s: It all starts with the bottom turn
Favourite foil setup: Vyper 150 with my modified Race tail. Unstoppable.
When did you start foiling: 2019
How did you get into the sport: Saw the West Coast boys
cruising and knew that was the jam. No worries for crowds. Every wave can be an insane ride. And the fitness aspect of pumping around or milking long rides was an added bonus.
Best ever session: They’re all the best! Any time I get to surf and share waves with the crew, or send a good DW run I’m stoked.
Accomplishments: Most controversial Foiler in the LAFC WhatsApp chat? Does that count?

Makani Andrews

Nationality: USA
Currently living in: Hawaii on the island of Oahu
Local foil spot: Kaneohe Bay, Kailua Beach Park
Date of birth: August 24, 2007
Height: 5’10
Weight: 155pounds
Discipline: Wave riding, course racing and freestyle
Favourite spot/s: Phantoms, Offshore Kailua
Favourite conditions: 15-ft overhead waves
Favourite move/s: 360 grabs, big airs on big waves
Favourite foil setup: 130 Vyper, small fuse with 33″ mast
When did you start foiling: 2 years ago
How did you get into the sport: With friends when we were “locked down” on Oahu when Covid first hit
Best ever session: Triple overhead North Shore outer reef with my closest friends.

Glennel W. Jordan

Nationality: America
Currently living in: Hawaii
Local foil spot: Backyards
Date of birth: July 15, 85
Height: 5’7
Weight: 130
Discipline: surfing/winging
Favourite spot/s: anywhere on North Shore!
Favourite conditions: super glassy and small or super windy and big
Favourite move/s: big wave winging!
Favourite foil setup: Vyper 150 w/race stab
When did you start foiling: 2018
How did you get into the sport: When the waves die in the summer time I was bored and looking for something else to do, might as well try foiling!
Best ever session: Local big wave spot wing foiling last winter
Accomplishments: Won the female division of the first Foil Fever contest in Kauai!

Matt Johnson

Nationality: Australian
Currently living in: Sunshine Coast, QLD
Local foil spot: Maroochydore. It’s a weak beach break most of the time and there is a shallow river mouth that can provide long rides on unbroken swells, it can be a foiling playground in the right conditions!
Date of birth: 02/07/1991
Height: 193cm
Weight: 80-85kgs
Discipline: Prone and Downwinding
Favourite spot/s: The Noosa point breaks provide for epic foiling waves if you can beat the crowds
Favourite conditions: 2-3ft glassy A-frame peaks so you can bounce around and link up a heap of waves
Favourite move/s: Laying into a grab rail carve, because it makes a 2ft foot wave feel like a 6ft face!
Favourite foil setup: 150 Vyper with 83 mast and medium fuse with G10 tails
When did you start foiling: Summer 2019
How did you get into the sport: My dad was one of the first foilers in our area and he finally convinced me to give it a try after we had a run of inconsistent/small surf. He had some old gear and once I tried it I couldn’t stop! Now we have around 20 foilers at our local spot on a good day which makes it epic to share the session
Best ever session: Clean 3ft swell at Double Island Point which is a sand bottom right-hand point break. Provides for big open faces with a mix of wave sections. Foiling opens up more of the point as you can connect sections and ride for 2kms+ down the beach which you just can’t do on a surfboard
Accomplishments: Being recognised by Amos and Unifoil to be part of their team!

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Pam Ayres

Nationality: Brasilian
Currently living in: Paracuru CE
Local foil spot: Paracuru
Date of birth: 30-01-1984
Height: 1.64m
Weight: 54kg
Discipline: Kite, bodyboard, yoga, wingfoil, surf foil
Favourite spot/s: Quebramar Paracuru
Favourite conditions: 22knots, 1.5 m waves, superflat
Favourite move/s: 360flat, 360 back
Favourite foil setup: Hyper 150, carve tail, mast 83
When did you start foiling: Dec 2020
How did you get into the sport: My partner and I have a
kite school, and when we first saw the wing we immediately believed in it and created the Paracuru Wingfoil center.
Best ever session: Yesterday
Accomplishments: I’m very happy to be in the Wingfoil paradise