The Year of Our Union
We invite you to join us in reflecting on this thrilling year marking the union of Fanatic Wing Foiling and Foiling products with the esteemed Duotone brand
Although that was the big move in 2023, we witnessed so many more essential milestones in terms of innovation, performance, adventure, and true Wing & Foiling spirit. In this 2023 recap we feature selected highlights of the Duotone Wing & Foiling World for you. Sit back, relax, and enjoy your holidays!
We wish you all the best for an inspiring and windy 2024!
CONGRATULATIONS NIA SUARDIAZ
Last year Nia had her first World Cup victory at the age of 15 – after only about just over a year of Wing Foiling. This year she is still only 16 years young and finished the season with two World Champion titles in Surf-Freestyle & FreeFly-Slalom and two Vice World Champion Titles in the GWA Wave discipline (with Wesley Brito in 1st!) and in the Big Air event on Gran Canaria.
But how is that possible in such a short time and at that young age? We caught up with Nia to find out a bit more about that young German/Spanish superstar. Make sure you watch the video!
Going to a place like Tahiti and seeing all this magic live is the dream of every water sports enthusiast. The south pacific just has something very special, and for most of us it’s simply very far away. When the decision was made that Fanatic foils and boards are merging into Duotone we knew that we needed to shoot the new collection on a very special spot.
Tahiti was starting to light up with wind and waves in May/June - that was exactly the period when the new products were supposed to be ready. Olivia Jenkins, Finn & Jeffrey Spencer, Clement Roseyro, and Klaas Voget were fortunate to embark on a magical Wing & Foiling trip, exploring this stunning destination.
GWA WORLD CHAMPIONS WESLEY BRITO AND NIA SUARDIAZ
Wesley Brito won the first-ever world title in the Wave discipline on the GWA Wing Foil World Tour in Dakhla, Morocco! Wesley won the discipline’s first stop of three in Cape Verde and came from behind in his heats to secure the vital wins to take the coveted crown at Dakhla’s Westpoint.
It definitely was a dream to come true for him (and us as sponsor) - his first ever wave world title!
Nia Suardiaz finished 3rd in the event which means she is the Wave Vice World Champion - the 3rd podium in the pocket for the 16-year young girl from Germany/Spain this year as she already won two titles at the previous event in Denmark: GWA World Champ Surf-Freestyle & FreeFly-Slalom!
YOUNG BLOOD MEETS PRO TEAM
The second edition of our "Young Blood meets Pro Team" Invitational Camp took place beginning of October in Tarifa and featured handpicked talents from all over the world.
More than 20 young talents aged between 13 to 17 from Germany, Austria, Italy, France, Israel, Spain and even Guadeloupe were selected to come to Tarifa and upgrade their level even more with the help of our pro coaches Wesley Brito, Nia Suardiaz, Jerome Cloetens, Jaime Herraiz, Lilian Juppet and Michi "Rossi" Rossmeier. Action and fun guaranteed!
FANATIC WING FOILING & FOILING JOIN DUOTONE
In September we had the exciting union of Fanatic Wing Foiling and Foiling products with the renowned Duotone brand. Since the establishment of Duotone in 2018, it has garnered immense strength, expertise, and customer acceptance in the realm of Kiteboarding and Windsurfing products.
We were proud to present our first complete Duotone Wing & Foiling Range 2024. Check out our many new Product Clips for more action!
ACADEMY APP: WAVE CATEGORY
In august we introduced the Wave Category to our Wing Academy App as the supreme discipline in all water sports. We have added 15 new videos that get you ready to hit the waves!
If you dream of carving into a shoulder high wave with your Wing Foiling gear, these new lessons will supply you with all the relevant tips and tricks to have fun in the ocean yet keep Wing Foiling in waves safe.
ACADEMY APP: NEW SPOTS FEATURE
When arriving at a new Wing Foil spot, having local insight or even a pal with you can make all the difference. And the best part? Meeting new wing buddies is now just a few clicks away.
With SPOTS, you can now CHECK-IN at a new Wing Foiling spot and share your location with riders around you.
VENTIS & VENTIS D/LAB LAUNCH
The Ventis is our latest range extension for light wind Wing Foiling! With maximum lift and power packed into a sleek, reduced wing tip design, you'll be flying while others are left grounded. Also available in the D/LAB version - the Ventis D/LAB ensures you are first out on the water. This new 3 strut design provides the ultimate in lift and power in light wind conditions.
CANARY ISLANDS HOPPING
When it comes to water sports, the Canaries are the ultimate destination in Europe. The islands Tenerife, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria are on the top of the list for windsurfers and kiters as the wind usually blows on a regular base.
But what about Wing Foiling? Our team with Nia Suardiaz, Jerome Cloetens and Wesley Brito wanted to check it out and hooked up with Fuerte local Julia Castro to shoot the new Slick!
CLEAN BEACH DAYS
From 28th of April to 1st of May 2023, our partners all over the world dedicated special attention to nature's beautiful resource. Because our watersports rely heavily on the ocean and clean earth, it was important for us to take the responsibility seriously to take steps to clear our watersport spots of washed ashore plastic.
SLICK & SLICK D/LAB LAUNCH
The Slick D/LAB has arrived! Our latest Freeride & Freestyle Wing with Mini Boom comes with the power, lightweight and unmatched performance from our prestigious D/LAB technology - delivering a riding sensation beyond imagination!
The new design brings increased lift, power and hang time and when combined with the most cutting-edge materials and construction techniques, the result is truly mind-blowing.
TRY IT NOW
With our Try It Now programme you had the chance to test as many Wing Foiling products directly at your closest dealer before you buy it!
We have relaunched this programme to give you the opportunity to check out the latest equipment before you buy it. Bookable via your local dealer/test center close by.
ONE FOR THE BOOKS - CAPE VERDE
Our most contrasting team characters set out to Cape Verde to push the limits of Wing Foiling.
United by this mission Clement Roseyro, Jerome Cloetens and CV local Wesley Brito scored one of the gnarliest waves that has ever been ridden on a foil - definitely one for the books!
There are a few places around the world that are well known within the Windsurfing-, Kitesurfing- and Surfing scene. But what comes along with a new sport? The excitement to re-discover spots that you might have kited or windsurfed already. With a new perspective, these places can turn into the ultimate playground for Wing Foiling - and so it is for our team riders.
Watch Paula Novotna, Stefan Spiessberger, Wesley Brito, Tom Hartmann and Jérome Bonieux riding our new 2023 Unit range in the lagoons and breaks of Mauritius.