In this video interview, two outstanding athletes—Moona Whyte, Keahi De Aboitz, share their experiences and insights about their recent sponsorship with F-One and the 2024 gear they ride. These athletes have earned enough recognition to me known by their single names, reflecting their incredible skills and accomplishments in the world of surfing and watersports.
John Bryja introduces the conversation and praises the athletes for their remarkable talents in surfing. They discuss how they recently joined F-One as sponsored athletes and have had the opportunity to test various surfboards and gear within the last few months.
Moona Whyte, known for her wave riding expertise, highlights her favorite F-One surfboards, the “Shadow” and “Mitu Pro.” She explains how the carbon construction of the Mitu Pro enhances its performance in different wave conditions, making it her go-to board. She also mentions her positive experiences with F-One’s foils and wings for downwinding and winging.
Keahi De Aboitz, another accomplished wave rider, shares his preference for the “Skate” and “Eagle” foils from F-One’s range. He describes the Skate as a versatile foil with a lower aspect ratio, ideal for various wave conditions, while the Eagle offers more efficiency and glide, making it suitable for downwinding. Keahi also discusses the importance of mast size and how he adapts it for different disciplines.
They touch upon the transition from kiting to foiling and winging. Moona explains how she focuses on the discipline that needs improvement, depending on the event’s conditions. Both athletes emphasize the fun and passion they find in these watersports, rather than treating them as rigorous training.
Finally, they express their excitement for their new sponsorship with F-One and how it keeps their enthusiasm alive for kiting, foiling, and winging. The athletes believe that these activities complement each other and provide opportunities to enjoy the water every day, even on smaller wave days.
The interview concludes with Moona and Keahi discussing their preferred wing options, with the “Strike” being their current favorite due to its versatility, efficiency, and suitability for both wave riding and winging. They express their enthusiasm for trying out more gear from F-One’s range in the future.
In summary, Moona Whyte, and Keahi De Aboitz, discuss their sponsorship with F-One and their experiences with F-One’s surfboards, foils, and wings. They highlight the versatility and quality of the gear and share their passion for various watersports, emphasizing the fun and enjoyment they find in the ocean.