COVID shut down competitive youth sailing here in San Fran for 2020 (except for some club stuff). No Big Boat Series, No STFYC kite foil series, No USODA Opti Regattas, No nothing! But look what these 5 kids did this summer – they learned to fly!
Wing foiling is proving to be a magnet for all kind of different backgrounds (kiting, windsurf, sailing, surfing…) and also different age group. One group that we love to see on the water having so much fun are the young ones. And they are having a blast! They don’t need to be advanced kiteboarders or foilers to start doing this, they can pick up wing foiling in no time, and then you turn around and next time you see them they will jump over you.
In the San Francisco area, we are blessed with daily strong wind for a large part of the year and this young group of kids are showing everybody how it’s done. Average age is 14. Read on.