SUJ: How did you get introduced to the sport of wingfoiling?
CM: My introduction into wingfoiling started when I learned to kite in Hood River in 2018. Soon after, I moved on to kite-foiling the following year. My dad first tried the wing at the 2019 AWSI event. By a year later, my dad was wingfoiling on a regular basis. I always thought the wing looked lame and I thought I would never want to try it. Finally, I gave in and now I haven't touched a kite in two years .
SUJ: What has it taught you about yourself? About life?
CM: It’s important to expand your container and try as many new things as you can .
SUJ: You are at the apex of the progression of this sport and that gives you a unique perspective on its future. How do you see the sport of wingfoiling developing in the future? What's holding it back?
CM: Most of the wing freestyle progression happens when riders meet up at events. That’s when we all push each other. If one person is trying something new, everyone will get after it and try it. We just need more time. Nothing is holding the sport back.
SUJ: What's the next trick you are working on?
CM: I like to keep some tricks secret but currently I’m working on some kind of front flip 360 variation.
SUJ: Give us your thoughts on wing vs. foil sizing. What is the best wing/foil in certain conditions?
CM: Your wing and foil all depend on the skill of your rider. When I learned I was on a 90L F-ONE Rocket wing and a 4.2 V1 swing. I would recommend a bigger board for beginner riders because I am quite light. Once you progress into more advanced riding, I suggest the Phantom S740 and the Escape 530 .