- Category: Latest
- Published: 17 July 2020
- Written by Oda Johanne
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On a flat summer day on Maui, Zane Schweitzer and Adam Klevin were hungry for action. They decided to get creative in the trade winds on the west side of Maui. Adam had a new camera and waterhousing to go with it. He was excited to test it and Zane was stoked as always to get in the water with his Starboard FreeWing Air and wind foiling setup.
They decided to stay local and fluidly adapted with conditions at hand shooting it straight to Oneloa Bay, AKA Ironwoods. Ironwoods is a typical local surf spot for a West Maui kid like Zane. But the spot is often hit by the trade winds, which makes it a favorite place for him to train on various different crafts close to home. After they checked the conditions, high tide with strong wind, Zane didn’t waste time to get excited about Windwing Foiling on the Starboard Freewing. He rigged a 4m Freewing and set up his 1300 AK Surf Foil on a Starboard Foil Surf 4’8″. Zane was off to the water with all smiles. Adam was ready to shoot from the water!
Off they went for what was most likely the first-ever Windwing session out at this West Maui gem of a location! It was really shallow on the inside, so most people would probably stay away from places like this for foiling. But Zane seemed to have the reef pretty wired as he jumped straight into the water and navigated precisely through the fingers of the shallow reef on the inside. Once Zane was up and foiling Adam was trippin’ with the speed and ground that could be covered! He right away started to enjoy shooting this different sport. Zane kept him busy throwing jumps and running laps around him! About an hour into the session Zane’s footstrap came loose, but he stayed out and decided to play around with some one-footed jumps. Cowboy style!
Most people weren’t too excited on this average day on West Maui, but as Zane would say: “There’s always something fun to do on the water!”
Picture credits: Adam Klevin
Authors: Oda Johanne