Here at Lenguaventura kitesurf camps for teenagers we’re always excited by new developments in kitesurfing so when we heard about Robby Naish’s new wing surfer we couldn’t wait to check it out! Read on to find out more about the new wing surfer by Robby Naish.
What is the wing surfer?
Robby Naish’s latest invention is an ultimate handheld inflatable board-riding wing.
What makes it stand out?
The wing surfer mixes performance with simplicity. It’s a cool invention which makes it a cross between a windsurfing sail and kiteboarding kite. It’s sleek and simple as there’s no rigging, no hardware and no strings attached! This refreshingly straight forward approach to kitesurfing makes it a perfect for board all riders as it offers a great way to mix up your riding experience.
The size of it is a four metre squared sail which inflates quickly to allow cruising in light winds or more adrenaline filled rides in heavier winds. It’s also a very safe option for new learners as it is incredibly soft with no boom or battens. So it reduces the risks of injury during inevitable crashes during the learning process.
Who invented the wing surfer?
It was invented by legendary American wind- and kitesurfer, Robby Naish. His career started way back in the 1980’s, when his main discipline was windsurfing – as kitesurfing had not been invented yet! He won several world championships in 1977, 1978 and 1979 and that was before he even turned pro! Then in 1983 and in 1984, he swept all four Pro World Tour titles including waveriding, slalom, overall and championships. He went onto win the overall category every year until 1987 which gave him a grand total of 24 world windsurfing crowns. In the 1990’s he turned his interests to a cool new watersport – Kitesurfing – and he didn’t look back! He’s a member of the Laureus World Sports Academy, a unique association of the greatest living sporting legends.
Robby Naish is certainly a pro when it comes to all things kitesurfing so his new invention is something you’ll definitely want to try. Robby said: “I love the freedom of the sport, there are no rules” and his new wing surfer certainly proves this.