Why do you think more and more surfers are switching from windsurfing and kitesurfing to wingfoiling even though there are also foils available for windsurfing and kitesurfing?
Florian Jung: "I think every new sport offers creative possibilities and is also pushed accordingly by the industry. Like wingfoiling is an additional option for me. Wingfoiling is new and therefore very popular at the moment - especially since it offers a wide range of conditions and can be practised with a manageable amount of equipment."
Windsurfing or wingfoiling - which do you prefer and why?
Florian Jung: "I’ve been windsurfing for 20 years now. But wing surfing only for two years. So with 18 years more experience in windsurfing it's difficult to compare. For me, there is no either/or but rather a combination. In really good conditions with big waves, I still prefer windsurfing, but in light winds with small waves nothing beats a wing session. I see myself as a waterman who tries to adapt optimally to nature. I now have the best possible gear for all conceivable weather conditions and I’m very grateful for that. In the past, I often sat on the beach waiting for wind. Today, I just ask myself, which board I can have the most fun with on the water."
You’ve already demonstrated a wing foil board at boot Düsseldorf - will we see you again at boot 2023?
Florian Jung: "I don't think I could miss it. On the one hand, nearly all of my sponsors will be there and you can check out all the new products, on the other hand you see many familiar faces and meet like-minded people."
What do you associate with boot Düsseldorf? What are you looking forward to most at the next fair?
Florian Jung: "For me, the boot offers a unique opportunity to discover the entire spectrum of watersports and also to look beyond the end of my nose and consider what new product innovations there are in other areas. What could I try or combine in my next surf session? And of course I’ll also take a look at one or two sailing yachts since I’m hoping to sail around the world with my family in a few years."