Interview – Yourwave – eFoiling in Italy & The Mediterranean

Tell us a little bit about you and the team! 
We are YOURWAVE. My name is Petr and together with my girlfriend Jane we are running YOURWAVE. We teach people how to efoil, how to foil and how to wakesurf. We moved from Prague (Czech republic) to Manerba del Garda at Garda lake (Italy). I am wakesurfing for more than 10 years. In 2018 I fell in love in foiling, when I tried the foil behind the boat for the firts timeI realy love to share my passion for foiling with our clients. Everyone is able to fly over the water with us.

How did you discover Lift Foils?
I learned about Lift Foils and eFoil in 2018 and I was completley hooked when I saw a video with Nick from Miami. I went to BOOT show in Germany in January 2019 to see the product and get more informations about it. I spoke to Rick and Nick in the Lift Foils stand and was sure that I needed to have an eFoil as soon as possible. I ordered an eFoil and operated an eFoil school in Prague. It was one of the first school in central Europe. We have had more than 300 clients since 2019.

What’s your favorite eFoil size or wing configuration and why?
I use a 5,4 Cruiser with a 200 wing. It is a great setup for me and especially for our clients. I did try the smallest board 4,2 with a 150 wing and it was great too.

What excites you about eFoiling?
I do a lot of activities (SUP, wing foiling, foiling, wakesurfing, surfing, kiteboarding, longboarding, cycling, paragliding, skydiving, flying with a small airplance, motocross, etc), but my favorite ones are surfing and flying. With a eFoil you get all. You don’t have to wait for a wave or wind, you do the surf movements and you are flying over the water. I feel a freedom and I love to show this amazing toy to people that could not believe their eyes,that I am flying over the water.

What regions do you work out of, and what does your company offer demos, lessons, etc?
May-October: Manerba del Garda, Lago di Garda, Italy. (efoil, foil, wakesuf)
November- March: Phuket, Thailand (efoil, foil)
Manerba del Garda – Lago di Garda: Beautiful nature, sunny Mediterranean climate and especially crystal clear water, in the south of the lake with a pleasant temperature. Scenery of mountains around the lake, beuatiful islands, nice restaurants and cucina italiana right on the lake shore … Dolce vita! The atmosphere at Lake Garda is bellissima and addictive. We are offering eFoil lessons for beginners. We use a jetski and BB Talking (Bluetooth communication device) in every lesson for a safety reason and to allow very fast progress. We are also teaching foiling behind a jetski and we are operating wakesurfing with a outstanding boat, the Nautique G23 Paragon.

Tell us about one of your most interesting water or adventure experiences, whether foil related or not!
I have a passion for almost every watersport. I started do a SUP around 10 years ago. I had so much experiences on a SUP all over the world. I was paddling in California, Hawaii, Bali, Thailand, Dubai, Philipines, Norway, Venice in Italy etc. I was probably one of the first guys paddling around the Seycheles islands. I had also a trip around the world with an SUP for a month. My best adventure was a tow in foiling in Hawaii. I was foiling there in an Avalanche spot close to Haleiva on the island of Oahu. Some of these rides in the waves were longer than one and half minutes.

Any tips for watersports enthusiasts visiting you area?
Come for a longer time than you planned. Every one of our friends and clients regrets that they had to go home. There are so many things to do here! In our part of the lake are great conditions for efoiling, wakesurfing everyday. We can teach you how to efoil / foil. You can try the foil on the wave behind our boat Nautique G23 Paragon than. Just only few minutes from here are great conditions for windsurfing, kiteboarding, wingfoiling every morning. You can also do a bike trip to the mountains or paragliding in the afternoon before your unforgettable wakesurf session.

How can interested people who are going to be in your area reach out?
Web: www.yourwave.it

Instagram: www.instagram.com/yourwavegarda

Phone: +393274540231