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IKSURF: Tech focus on the VIDA

IKSURF: Tech focus on the VIDA

17-05-2024

IKSurf mag issue 104 has a Tech Focus on the VIDA, with an interview with Tom Lolies. IKSurf can be read for free at the link below. Here's an extract from their interview with Tom: IKSURF: What challenges did you face during the development process of the Vida kite, and how did you tackle them to...

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Copa Kitley GKA Hydrofoil-Freestyle Kite World Championship

16-11-2023

Congratulations to Airwave team rider Maxime-Luan Desjardins, who finished fourth at the Copa Kitley GKA Hydrofoil-Freestyle Kite World Championship in Cauipe, Brazil on 15 November. He was riding the new AIRWAVE Vida, in a competition with the best riders in the world. They battled hard, loop after...

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Follow Maxime in the GKA hydrofoil freestyle World Cup

Follow Maxime in the GKA hydrofoil freestyle World Cup

14-11-2023

We wish Airwave team rider Maxime-Luan Desjardins good luck and perfect winds as he takes on the best of the world in the GKA hydrofoil freestyle World Cup. The competition runs from 14-17 November in Cauipe, Brazil, and Maxime will be competing on the new Airwave Vida. Go Maxime!

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New Sizes! ALMA 15 & ALMA 3

30-10-2023

We're thrilled to unveil our new Alma kite line-up! Say hello to the ALMA 15m in the mesmerizing "Stagnone" color and the compact ALMA 3m in the vibrant "Fiji" shade. These additions are set to take your kite flying experience to new heights of style and potential.

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New Sizes! ALMA 15 & ALMA 3
Alma 6 review in IKSurf magazine

Alma 6 review in IKSurf magazine

19-10-2023

Issue 101 of IKSurf Magazine (Oct / Nov 2023) featured a review of the Alma 6, and their reviewer loved it. Here are some extracts from the review, which you can read for free at the link: “I’ve used plenty of traction kites in my days of teaching kitesurfing lessons, but never have I gotten a...

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The KITE Mag - Tech and Materials

25-08-2023

Tom did a really interesting Q&A for The KITE Mag! Read on below! FIRSTLY, CAN YOU TELL US WHAT STYLE OF RIDER YOU’VE PRODUCED THE ALMA FOR? The Alma is intended to perform in every style and all conditions, but it really shines the most when hydrofoiling in moderate to strong winds. Thanks to a...

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The KITE Mag - Tech and Materials
Kite magazin: Alma 6 review

Kite magazin: Alma 6 review

25-08-2023

AIRWAVE ALMA: BEST OF BOTH WORLDS? Kite Magazin reviewed the 6m Alma in their August issue, and kindly gave us their permission to translate and publish their review, below: No one can claim that the kite market has no exciting innovations to offer. Let us introduce: Airwave Alma. The soft kite specialists...

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Interview with Tom Lolies in IKSurf #99

09-06-2023

IKSurf magazine issue 99 is out, and inside is a Tech Focus on the ALMA, in the form of an interview with Airwave Designer Tom Lolies. Below is a tiny taster, but you can read the whole interview (and the rest of the magazine) for free at the link. "Our design is a cross-over between LEI and single...

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Interview with Tom Lolies in IKSurf #99
Introducing the ALMA: monofoil hybrid kite

Introducing the ALMA: monofoil hybrid kite

19-05-2023

We are really excited to introduce the ALMA, or new monofoil hybrid kite! It is the product of a collaboration between Airwave / BGD designer Tom Lolies and multiple World Champion Maxime Nocher. The ALMA is a light, stable and versatile kite for hydro foiling and snow kiting. It’s a brand new technology...

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Maxy 4th at GKA Hydrofoil Freestyle World Cup

29-11-2022

Congratulations to Airwave Team Rider Maxime Desjardins, who won his first two heats to make it to the semi-finals of the Qatar Airways GKA Hydrofoil-Freestyle World Cup at the weekend. Finishing a very respectable fourth place overall, he said, “I'm really happy with what I have achieved. The level...

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Skytug project

Skytug project

08-06-2022

BGD is a partner in phase 1 of the SKYTUG project. The SKYTUG project aims to deliver wind assisted propulsion to conventional and alternatively propelled vessels during the open sea sections of their crossings, thereby reducing the towed vessel’s carbon footprint and required fuel storage capacity....

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IKSurf Koala 10 test

10-02-2022

IKSurf magazine tested a Koala 10, calling it "a breath of fresh air for the foil kite market". Their testers took a selection of foil kites, including the Koala, out in the UK and South Africa, and said their light-wind efficiency made them "session savers". Here's an extract from the test report: "With...

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IKSurf Koala 10 test
IKsurf magazine meet Maxime-Luan Desjardins

IKsurf magazine meet Maxime-Luan Desjardins

31-12-2021

Following his success in the GKA Hydrofoil Freestyle World Tour, IKsurf magazine featured Airwave rider Maxime-Luan Desjardins in their On The Fly section. Read IKSurf mag for free at the link below. Meet Maxime on page 90. Koalas are in the Lightroom gallery pages too!

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GKA Hydrofoil Freestyle World Cup: Maxime Desjardins takes silver!

20-11-2021

Huge congratulations to Maxime Desjardins, who took silver at the GKA Hydrofoil Freestyle World Cup 2021 riding the Koala! The final competition day at Fortaleza served up 20-22 knot winds. Each rider had 15 trick attempts, with the top four scores counting. Maxime's semi-final was against fellow...

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Maxime reaches semi-finals in GKA Hydrofoil Freestyle World Cup

19-11-2021

Maxime Desjardins is absolutely storming his first major hydrofoil freestyle competition. On Day 3 of the GKA Hydrofoil Freestyle World Cup he beat former World Champion Fred Hope, taking him through the semi-finals. He is competing with the Airwave Koala. Watch the action in the livestream video....

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GKA Hydrofoil Freestyle World Cup: Maxime Desjardins through to Round 3

17-11-2021

French rider Maxime Desjardins is competing in the GKA (Global Kitesports Association) Hydrofoil freestyle World Cup in Fortaleza, Brazil. It is a combined event with the GWA (Global Wingsports Association) Wingfoiling World Cup, and runs from 16th - 21st November 2021. The world's best riders are...

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The Kitemag Koala 5 test

The Kitemag Koala 5 test

04-11-2021

Having previously tested the 10, TheKiteMag took out a Koala 5 as well, and wrote a great review in issue 44. "On marginal days the 10m really gave us confidence to head out, the stability was insane, and even in the sub-8 knot range it was rock solid in the air when you would have been running in circles...

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On the Fly: IKSurf Magazine interview Tom Lolies

12-10-2021

IKSurf magazine published an interview with Airwave's Tom Lolies in issue 89. They talked about Tom's love for flying, and how he ditched his XBox for a sewing machine at the age of 14, and then designed his first paragliders and kites. ("they did not fly so well, haha!"). His passion has continued to...

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On the Fly: IKSurf Magazine interview Tom Lolies
Koala 10 review by Kiteworld mag

Koala 10 review by Kiteworld mag

30-09-2021

Jim, Bully and Rob from Kiteworld Mag tested the Koala 10 in the south of England over the summer, riding on both twin-tip and foil in 14-20 knot winds. They praised the Koala's stability, impressive hang times (scoring it 9.5 out of 10 for hang-time) and reliable relaunch off the water, and said it...

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La Foil-ie au Lac - AIRWAVE

28-06-2021

Epic sunshine and good wind made the first kite festival "La Foil-ie au Lac" a weekend to remember. The whole Airwave team welcomed riders from all over and handed out countless Koala's for demo. Here are a few images from the event! Find out more about the brand new Koala!

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Orifícios de drenagem nas pontas das asas da KOALA

Orifícios de drenagem nas pontas das asas da KOALA

28-05-2021

Fomos informados de que nem todos estão ao corrente dos orifícios de drenagem nas pontas das asas da KOALA. Novas pipas podem ser entregues com estes orifícios de drenagem fechados, mas é importante verificar e certificar-se de que estão abertos antes de utilizar a sua pipa na água. Acabámos...

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Prove um Koala: La Foil'ie au Lac, France

13-05-2021

Estaremos no festival La Foil'ie au Lac, no Lago Monteynard (França) de 12 a 13 de Junho de 2021, para fazer kite e foil. Teremos connosco uma gama de Koalas de demonstração, por isso é uma boa oportunidade para encontrarmos, entrarmos na água, e experimentar um Koala. Se está a planear comparecer...

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Prove um Koala: La Foil'ie au Lac, France

Retransmissão do evento de lançamento no Zoom

08-04-2021

Se perdeu o evento de apresentação no Zoom em Março, pode consultar à gravação e ver o que perdeu aqui.

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Join us! AIRWAVE Introduction event Friday 26 March

25-03-2021

AIRWAVE designers Bruce Goldsmith and Tom Lolies will be hosting a Zoom get-together on Friday 26 March, to introduce the brand and themselves, and meet some of the community. DATE: Friday 26 March 2021 TIME: 15:00 CET If you'd like to be a part of this event, click the INVITE ME button below, and...

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Join us! AIRWAVE Introduction event Friday 26 March
Koala 5/8/10m - Ready to Ship!

Koala 5/8/10m - Ready to Ship!

19-03-2021

Our brand spanking new Koala kite is in stock and ready to ship! For now only the sizes 5/8/10m kites are ready but don't fret the 12m will be coming very soon! If you are interested contact us directly at sales@airwave.aero

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AIRWAVE'S LAUNCH EVENT!

19-03-2021

Using Zoom the Airwave team launched the brand during a very informative presentation and Q&A session about Airwave and the first kite the Koala.

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AIRWAVE'S LAUNCH EVENT!
Airwave webpage goes live!

Airwave webpage goes live!

18-03-2021

We are please to final make our website live! It has been months of preparations and photo/film projects to get it to this point and we are very proud of our work. We hope you enjoy it at much as we enjoyed making it!

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Col Agnel - Snow Kite Session

19-02-2021

Converging on Col Agnel, France the AIRWAVE team and flying Frenchie Etienne Cordeau met up to test out the brand new Koala on the snow.

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Col Agnel - Snow Kite Session
Koala 5.5 is better than expected

Koala 5.5 is better than expected

23-07-2020

The Airwave team met at Beauduc, France to test out the latest Koala size and were welcomed with strong winds and clear skies. The 5.5m Koala performed very well and will probably be one of the most popular sizes with the ultra wide wind range and amazing performance.

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