Wing Foiling Brands
Welcome to Wingsurfing Magazine’s comprehensive guide to wing foiling brands. Here, you will find a list of the top manufacturers and suppliers of wing foiling equipment, including wings, boards, foils and accessories. Each brand has been carefully selected for its reputation for quality and innovation in the sport of wing foiling. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced pro, you’re sure to find a brand that meets your needs and preferences. Browse through the list to learn more about the different brands and their products, and find the perfect wing foiling setup for you.
Duotone was founded in 2018 as a new name for the kite division of Boards & More. Duotone is the #1 selling kite brand in the world! Duotone is known for its advanced technologies, uncompromising quality, and continuous development. The company’s R&D, distribution, production, and athletes teams are dedicated to creating innovative equipment that pushes the sport to the next level. For example, Duotone’s USA-based designer, Ken Winner, pioneered using inflatable wings for wing foiling, and Duotone was the first brand to market and sell wing foiling equipment.
F-ONE is a brand that specializes in producing high-quality wind and water sports equipment with a focus on wing foils. The company was founded in 1994 by Raphael Salles, a true waterman with a long history in windsurfing and kitesurfing. R&D is at the core of everything F-ONE does, with the team continually innovating and building equipment that meets their high standards. In addition, F-one is constantly striving to produce the best equipment for its growing family of riders and protecting its intellectual property by patenting its ideas.
Naish, founded in 1995 by Robby Naish, is a watersports brand based in Haiku, Maui, Hawaii. The company has a long history of innovation and evolution in the board riding industry, with a wide range of products that includes windsurfing, kitesurfing, stand-up paddling, foiling and Wing-Surfing. Despite being a small company, Naish has an outstanding reputation for quality and performance in their products. In addition, they are known for their cutting-edge attitude and technological sophistication, reflected in everything they design and build. The company’s products result from decades of board-riding experience combined with new insights and ideas from a talented R&D team and young and talented team riders from around the globe. The company’s slogan is “Powered by nature,” which reflects the brand’s commitment to nature and the environment.
North Kiteboarding and North Foiling are part of the North Actionsports Group, owned by North Technology Group. The brand’s product development team is based in New Zealand, known for its wind and swell, which serves as a perfect R&D playground for their products. The design process at North starts and finishes on the water, taking inspiration from nature’s engineering genius and simplicity. The brand combines cutting-edge technology with decades of expertise to create intuitive, refined, engineered products. The passionate team of riders behind North is driven by a desire for a more natural and powerful experience between water, wind and sky. As a business closely connected to the ocean and the elements, the brand prioritizes sustainability, working towards reducing plastics and using more sustainable materials and packaging.
Initially founded in Hawaii by Keith and Karen Baxter, brand manager and designer Clinton Filen is now head of the brand. The company’s design lab is based in Cape Town, South Africa, in the southern suburb of Muizenberg, an area known for its rich history of surfing and vibrant arts community that serves as a source of inspiration for the team. As a result, they have a reputation for producing high-performance and durable products.
Cabrinha is based in Maui, Hawaii, the “innovation ground zero” of water sports, where the relentless tradewinds provide excellent conditions for kitesurfing and wing surfing. The company was founded in Maui and driven by a passion for water sports, and the design team’s approach to innovation has been the driving force behind its development philosophy. In February 2020, the brand was purchased by Water Bound Investments, led by former professional kitesurfer and long-time Cabrinha professional athlete Jon Modica. Cabrinha has been a ground-breaking brand in the evolution of surf sports, pioneering efforts in kitesurfing, tow-surfing, foilboarding, and wing surfing. The brand is known for leading the industry in innovation, performance, and safety. With a distribution network in over 70 countries worldwide, Cabrinha focuses on customer service and satisfaction. Producing products powered by a 100% renewable source, the brand is socially connected to like-minded people who enjoy the water, are protective of the planet, and are stewards of the ocean.
Ocean Rodeo, based on Vancouver Island, Canada, is known for its commitment to developing equipment for extreme marine conditions. The remote and rugged coastline is the perfect testing ground for the brand’s products. Founded by avid adventurists Richard Myerscough and Ross Harrington, the brand has its roots in windsurfing, cold water surfing, kiteboarding, and SUP. Richard, a competitive windsurfer, retired from competition at 23 and began a career in the wetsuit and drysuit industry. In 1992, he co-founded Whites Manufacturing Ltd, a global leader in dive and military drysuits, which The Aqualung Group later acquired. In 2001, he founded Ocean Rodeo as an offshoot of Whites for the new sport of kiteboarding. Today, the brand continues to innovate and push the boundaries of the industry with its commitment to performance, safety, and breakthrough innovation. The brand’s founders are still fully immersed in the design and development of all Ocean Rodeo products and have overseen the brand’s growth. With a recent partnership with ALUULA composites, Ocean Rodeo remains at the forefront of technology and design advancements in the industry.
CORE is a watersports brand with over 20 years of experience providing high-quality products for enthusiasts worldwide. Based on the island of Fehmarn in Germany, a renowned watersports hotspot, the company can test and develop gear in the perfect conditions right on their doorstep. CORE’s products are then put through their final test by the company’s international pro team at some of the most demanding spots in the world. The brand’s commitment to using exclusive materials and elaborate production processes ensures a unique riding experience for its customers. CORE is dedicated to providing the highest quality and performance standards in watersports products.
Eleveight burst onto the market in the summer of 2017 and quickly established itself as a powerhouse in the kite industry. This rapid success is not just a coincidence but the result of a story rooted in passion, dedication, and innovation. The collapse of Best Kiteboarding in 2017, a once-prominent brand in the industry, created an opportunity for the founding team of Eleveight to launch a new brand that aligned with their ideals. Peter Stiewe, a renowned kite designer and CEO of Eleveight Kites, leads the brand’s kite design, ensuring no barriers to product design and quality. With a commitment to passion, professional dedication, quality, and innovation, Eleveight is a brand that is here to stay.
Reedin is a kite brand founded by pro rider Kevin Langeree and kite designer Damien Girardin, two watersports enthusiasts who have fused their talents to create an unparalleled riding experience. The company’s mission is to push the boundaries of kiteboarding and inspire riders to enjoy every session. With years of riding, designing, and developing a deep passion for the sport, the Reedin team is dedicated to creating the “perfect kite gear” that appeals to all riders. Their love for kiteboarding and product design is evident in every aspect of their brand, from the design of their kites to their commitment to providing an unforgettable riding experience. Reedin’s goal is to redefine the sport of wing foiling, and its innovative designs and passion for the sport make them the perfect choice for riders of all levels.
Founded in 1981, Fanatic is a leading watersports brand known for delivering quality, innovation, and exceptional service. Over three decades of history, the brand has built a reputation on its passion for producing the best products. At Fanatic, they are dedicated to creating dream boards, driven by a commitment to quality, innovation, knowledge, experience, consistency, integrity, an ocean-minded spirit and, above all, passion. Sky Solbach, a talented shaper and team rider, joined the company in 2004 and has since been instrumental in the development and success of the brand’s surfboards, kites, hydrofoils, and SUPs. Sky continues to push his riding levels and develops boards and hydrofoils on his custom-built CNC machine in Maui’s world-class testing grounds.
AK Durable Supply Co
AK Durable Supply Co. is a watersports brand based in Cape Town, South Africa, focused on developing technical components, boards, and accessories for watermen worldwide. The brand’s mission is to enable and inspire watermen to connect with the natural environment through groundbreaking products and a diverse collective of water enthusiasts. AK’s product line is designed to be high-performance, durable, and essential for any waterman, and the brand is part of the privately-owned SESTAR group. Founded by a group of passionate watermen in 2018, AK has grown to include a team of professional riders from around the world, driving the brand forward with their expertise and passion for the sport.
Slingshot, founded in 1999 by the Logosz brothers in The Gorge, USA, is known as one of the first companies to bring a coolness factor to kiteboarding gear. With unique graphics and a focus on kiteboarding, the company quickly turned heads in the emerging market. Today, Slingshot is a globally respected kiteboarding company known for its innovative products that have helped evolve the sport over the years. They have also expanded into the wakeboarding market, continuing to push the limits in that industry. With a strong focus on design and innovation, Slingshot continued to be a leader in the water sports industry and was one of the first on the winging scene.
Ride Engine is a brand that was born out of a love for the ocean and a desire to create something truly revolutionary in the world of water sports. Founded by Coleman Buckley, a Santa Cruz waterman with a degree in biology from Stanford, the brand began as a small, garage-based operation. Buckley, an avid tinkerer, set out to design a kitesurfing harness that would meet the expectations and demands of himself and his friends. Through collaboration with friends and pro riders, he created the Armor harness, a hard-shell, fully customizable form-fitting harness that quickly became sought-after by water sports enthusiasts. In 2014, Buckley joined forces with 7 Nation, a board sports company based in the Pacific Northwest, and with their help, Ride Engine was able to branch out and develop new product lines crossing over to other action sports. In 2015, Ride Engine launched three models of Armor harnesses and a full line of wetsuits to international markets. Today, the brand offers a full line of artfully and thoughtfully designed watersports equipment, bags and accessories, all focused on sustainability and connecting people with the activities that make them happy. Collaboration with the best athletes in their sports remains at the core of Ride Engine and will continue to guide the brand as they move forward into the future.
Armstrong Foils is a brand created by a small group of passionate watermen who wanted to develop a top-of-the-line foil setup for all the sports they love. The brand was founded by Armie, a beach-born kiwi with a unique pedigree who has spent most of his life in and around the water, from sailing, kayaking, surfing, windsurfing, kiteboarding, and more. Armie’s passion and drive led him to create the Armstrong brand when he realized that his foil requirements needed to be met in the market. The brand’s products result from an authentic connection between Armie and the design process, constantly testing, tweaking, and refining to achieve that sublime feeling. The Armstrong feeling is a connected, smooth, precise, and free-flow experience that is hard to describe. The brand’s products are designed above and beyond with better engineering, perfect material selection, attention to detail in every aspect, and meticulous manufacturing.
Flysurfer is a leading manufacturer of high-performance paragliding, kiteboarding and wind foiling equipment. Founded in the early 2000s, the company has a long history of innovation and excellence in the airsports industry. The company is based in the heart of the German Alps, where the team of designers and engineers are surrounded by some of the best wind and water conditions in the world, allowing them to test and refine their products in real-world conditions. Flysurfer’s mission is to create kiteboarding equipment that is intuitive, powerful, and reliable. The company’s products are known for their ease of use, durability, and cutting-edge technology. From their flagship kite, the Speed5, to their high-performance freeride wing, the Mojo, Flysurfer products are designed to push the boundaries of what is possible.
Ozone is a world-renowned manufacturer of kites and paragliders, run by a dedicated team of passionate riders and pilots who share a deep love for nature, sports, and progress. Ozone’s designs, software, and version strategy are trailblazers in the industry, and the company’s proprietary software OzCAD allows for efficient and accurate design advancements. In addition, the company’s manufacturing facility in Vietnam is a state-of-the-art facility that ensures the highest quality in every product.
Takuma is an innovative watersports company that is entirely focused on foiling. With a deep history in surf, SUP, and kite, the company has a wealth of knowledge and design expertise in the industry. The company is proud of its foil brand and firmly believes that foiling has enormous growth potential, particularly with the introduction of electric foil (Efoil) technology, which makes the sport accessible to many more people. Foiling is the unique sensation of flying above the water, and thanks to Efoil technology, any body of water can be transformed into a limitless playground. The company prides itself on the research and quality control that goes into delivering exceptional products built to last. The company’s ambition is to share the joys of foiling and efoiling with the world, using its design expertise and passion for the sport to create a unique customer experience. Innovation and product design are at the heart of the company’s daily activity, with offices in Japan, France, Spain, and New Caledonia. They are constantly looking for new technologies to take the riding experience to the next level.
RRD is an Italian brand specializing in kiteboarding, windsurfing, and wing foiling equipment. Roberto Ricci Designs is an ocean-centric company founded between Grosseto, Tuscany and the beaches of Maui. The company was started by young windsurfer Roberto Ricci, who began by designing handmade surfboards and later moved into fashion. 1989 was the year when Ricci discovered the secrets of surf gurus and started shaping surfboards himself. In 1994, he launched his first collection under the brand name RRD, which initially included only surfboards, but later expanded to include a clothing line, windsurfing, kiteboarding and wing foiling equipment.
Mystic is a Dutch brand founded in 2002 by Max Blom Jr, a kiteboarder and windsurfer driven by the mission to create durable waterwear and accessories for kiteboarders worldwide. Headquartered on the windswept coastline of Katwijk aan Zee, the Netherlands, a hub for kiteboarding, Mystic quickly gained recognition in the industry with its innovative designs and durable products. The company’s first team riders, Ruben Lenten and Youri Zoon, helped to solidify its reputation in the sport. Today, Mystic continues to push the boundaries of water sports through its diverse alliance of riders and its commitment to innovation, sustainability, and durability. The brand’s products undergo extensive testing in the North Sea to ensure they meet the demands of action sports enthusiasts everywhere. Check Mystic out for wing-specific wetsuits and harnesses.
Dakine is a watersports brand founded in 1979 by Rob Kaplan in Haiku, Maui, Hawaii. Rob, a surfer, began to make a name for himself by repairing surf leashes for fellow surfers. In 1980, Dakine introduced windsurfing’s first adjustable foot strap, and in 1982, they added a waist harness and travel bags to their collection. In 1983, they created windsurfing’s first seat harness and thermo-moulded waist harness, which helped windsurfers sail faster, jump higher and ride in more intense conditions. This established Dakine as a trusted brand in the windsurfing community. In 1986, the headquarters moved to Hood River, Oregon, where they expanded their products to include snowboarding and skiing gear. In 2009, Billabong International Limited acquired Dakine for $100 million, which was later sold to Altamont Capital Partners. Dakine continues to create innovative equipment for various watersports and outdoor activities, focusing on quality, craftsmanship, and integrity.
Indiana Paddle & Surf
Indiana Paddle & Surf was founded by Christof Peller in 1989, who began by building skateboards in the laundry room of his home. Today, Indiana Paddle & Surf offers an extensive range of water sports equipment, including surfboards, wakeboards, kitesurfing boards, and various foil boards. The company is known for its sleek design, new tiki patterns, and commitment to producing innovative products.
BRM is a brand that is 100% focused on providing the highest possible performance for surf-inspired strapless hydrofoil freeriding. The founder of the brand, Greg Drexler, fell in love with kitefoiling in 2014 and wing foiling in 2019, and has dedicated his life to the industry. .BRM offers a single model of kite and wing, both designed to provide ease of use to get going and a seamless transition from light power to gliding. The wings are designed to capture the simple joy of effortless flight over the water with the lightest possible feel in the fingertips. The brand’s focus is not on racing towards more power, faster speeds, higher jumps and crazier freestyle, but rather on creating wings for the simple joy of being on the water. The BRM founder hopes that customers will love the wings as much as he does and will appreciate the simple joy of effortless flight over the water.
Some of the world’s finest and most innovative surfboards created in Hawaii by Keith Teboul. Team riders include Kai Lenny. Need we say more?
AXIS is a brand that is dedicated to providing the highest quality and most advanced foiling equipment on the market. Led by Adrian Roper, an internationally renowned windsurf, kitesurf, and foil innovator with over 40 years of design and manufacturing experience, the brand’s New Zealand-based design team includes engineers, marine architects, foil scientists, and board designers. The design team at AXIS operates an agile process that sees new concepts and range additions taken to the beach virtually every week for testing and validation. The new designs are then distributed among a wider rider team for feedback, ensuring that the equipment is not only high-performance but also easy to ride. This approach ensures that by the time an AXIS product reaches the retail store, it is guaranteed to be of the highest quality. At the heart of the AXIS design philosophy is the belief that the equipment must be easy to ride as well as high performance. This is why the brand works with a wide range of riders, not just advance level riders, to ensure that their products meet the needs and preferences of all users.
SROKA is a brand that offers high-performance, high-quality products for board sports such as stand-up paddle-boarding, kite surfing, and foiling. The brand was created by a group of passionate individuals who wanted to broaden access to these sports. The founder, Bruno Sroka, was a tester for several years with one of the world’s leading kitesurf brands and has since used his expertise to design, develop, test, and market SROKA products. The company’s mission is to provide customers with affordable gear that allows them to reconnect with nature.
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