The Year of the “WWF & TopGun”. 2019 Session recap

Caseys Blog:

2019 was one crazy year again.  It was even worse than last year for surfing & wind (and last year was soo bad). If you’re a high wind junky you have to be losing your mind, but on the flip side if you have a TopGun/GoFoil kit, you are having the time of your life.  You’re having soo much fun in 5-15kt that its makes you not even give a shit about 15-25kt.   It truly is a game changer. As a result, 2019 was a huge year in The Board Room.  I spent a lot of time pumping out as many of these TopGun boards as I could. I am not going to lie, I am exhausted, but seeing soo many riders throughout the country and locally now having the time of their life riding these boards truly makes it all worth it. Spreading the stoke never gets old. Hopefully I can expand on that in 2020. Looks like another busy year ahead so lets get this party started Reef Warriors!

95-Total play days! (10 months)
95-days – Total wave surfing! (windsurf/kite//WWF/SURFFoil)
19-days Windsurfing (5.7 & smaller)
5-days Kitesurfing (9m & 7m)
15-days Foil surfing
56-days WWF (Windsurf Wave Foiling); Foil in waves
0-days Snowkiteing (Busy Building TopGun foil boards)
2-Days skiing (Busy Building TopGun Foil Boards)
9-days Scoring waves in Hatteras
Best day on the reef– Oct 27th Just Perfect!
Best month-July & Aug (17 days, Non stop WWF)
Best ride- 5 mile WWF Down winding. Crazy awesome.
Best new toy- 2020 93L Quatro Cube Wave board (Wave sailing).

Past years

2019-95 total play days, 95 total wave days (windsurfing,kite,WWF,Foil Surf)
2018-95 total play days, 95 total wave days (windsurfing,kite,WWF,Surf,Foil Surf)
2017-108 total play days, 108 total wave days (windsurfing,kite,SUP,Surf,Foil Surf)
2016-109 total play days, 105 total wave days (windsurfing/kite/SUP/surfing)
2015-101 total play days, 93 total wave days (windsurfing/kite/SUP/surfing)
2014-83 total play days. 75 total wave days (windsurf/kite/SUP/surfing)
2013-95 total play days. 93 total wave days (windsurf/kite/SUP/surfing)
2012-124 total play days. 119 total wave days (windsurf/kite/SUP/surfing)
2011-129 total play days 93 total wave days (windsurf/kite/SUP/surfing)
2010-144 total play days 104 total wave days (windsurf/kite/SUP/surfing)
2009-102 total play days 42 total wave days (windsurf/kite/SUP/surfing)
2008-100 total play days 40 total wave days (windsurf/kite/SUP/surfing)
2007-83 total play days 36 total play days (windsurf/kite/SUP/surfing)
2018 Monthly break down

FEB) None
APRIL) 5-Windsurf, 4-WWF Foil
MAY) 2-Surf Foil, 3-WWF Foil
JUNE) 2-Windsurf, 6-WWF Foil, 1-Surf Foil
JULY) 14-WWF Foil, 3-Surf Foil
AUG) 3-Windsurf, 13-WWF Foil, 1-Kitrsurf
SEP) 2-Windsurf, 5-WWF Foil, 4-Surf Foil, 1-Kitesurf
OCT) 4-Windsurf, 7-WWF Foil, 2-Surf Foil, 1-Kitesurf
NOV) 4-Windsurf, 3-WWF Foil, 2-Surf Foil, 1-Kitesurf
DEC) 1-WWF Foil, 1-Surf Foil, 1-Kitesurf

That’s it! Time to do it all over again. HIT THE LIP!!

10 thoughts on “The Year of the “WWF & TopGun”. 2019 Session recap”

  1. Casey,
    Point of clarification. Does 95-days – “Total wave surfing!” mean that you did all for disciplines (windsurf/kite//WWF/SURFFoil) in one day?

    Also, if it will make you feel better, I had zero days windsurfing in 2019.

    1. Yes thats 95 individual days in the waves. Most days I will to 2 or 3 sports the same day, but I only count that as one day on the calendar. You going to get in the water this year?

      1. Gonna go to Bonaire in Feb and give it a try. Booked Hattie the first two weeks in May, and booked Maui the last two weeks in June.

  2. Casey, I saw you using a GL front wing on one of your post. Did you find it good for WWF? I’am sure a little trade off from turning to glide. Considering the 140 model to possible fill the gap between the kia and the eva. For sure some of the SUP foilers seem to turn ( skate like) it petty tight. gordon

    1. Ya I need to write a post about this subject. Yes been testing the 240 and 210 GL wings for most of year. I haven’t really liked them for WWF other then bigger swell Downwinding were you are mostly going straight. The bigger ones turn weird not carvy at all, They are faster wings but They have a lot less lift which is not good for WWF, makes for more rear foot bias and twitchiness. We all much prefer the Maliko 200, for about 95% of the time and carving up the slower swell. I use the IWA wing like 2 times a year. I also been using a custom tail wing which speeds up the 200 and IWA wings a lot. If you wanted to try one I wouldn’t go any smaller then the 180. I personally wouldn’t want anything smaller then the 210 cause they don’t create as much lift.

  3. Think i can manage the Maverick as my only board ? Still need to learn but can use bigger board to get going. Thanks

    1. I dont reccemonend the Maverick for anyone learning WWF or Surf foiling. Once you learn thou, for sure it could be your only board depending on your weight and skill.

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