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Paka'a Foil Team

We absolutely love foiling and want to #SharetheStoke.  Hit us up for any questions!

Paka’a Foil is a full-service foil center located on the South Shore of Kauai, Hawaii.  Specializing in wing and foil gear, we offer honest gear advice, sales, lessons, and demos of foil sets, foil boards, and wings.

Jeff, Founder

Playing in the waves of Southern California since his earliest memory, Jeff fell in love with wind sports early in his teens. He headed for the Naval Academy right after high school to ensure he was close to the ocean. While there, he raced on the windsurfing team and certified as a US Sailing windsurfing instructor (some naval studies thrown in as well). In addition to having employment right after college, the Navy offered the incredible opportunity to surf, kitesurf, and windsurf in a bunch of cool places around the world - including the Outer Banks, Corpus Christi, Oahu, the Caribbean, Chile, Bahrain, Italy, Spain, Panama, Nicaragua, and three awesome years in Peru. He retired from active duty to Kauai, where he and has family have called home since 2012.

Since his struggle while teaching himself to foil in 2018, he has made it his mission to share his knowledge, gear and skills for this awesome sport. Focusing not on brands, but on the features and capabilities of the best gear out there, Jeff has since taught a few hundred people to foil, and goes prone foil surfing and wing foiling as often as possible. He considers harnessing the elements while flying over a wave to be the ultimate re-charging activity.

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Seth, Creative Director

Seth comes to the foil game with an eclectic background of experience. While he’s lived all over the map… NC, FL, CA, Costa Rica, Australia, Thailand, and now Hawaii, his residence and travels have always been connected to the ocean. With a fine arts education in Australia, he’s established a successful career as an international, commission based artist and mural painter. In between projects he’s worked in customer service, retail and wetsuit management for Rip Curl, and as a master SCUBA diver trainer. These days, if he’s not in the water, he is mentoring youth projects and playing gigs as a solo musician and band member with the Napali Coasters.

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Seth got on a foil for the first time with Jeff driving the Paka’a Foil boat in 2021 and the bug bit him bad. He came to foiling as a lifelong shortboard surfer that was suffering from a neck issue that made prone paddling almost impossible. When he discovered he could use a wind wing and foil to get back out on the reefs and tow himself into waves, he was really HOOKED! Seth now helps test gear and teach occasional lessons while creating content and spreading stoke. In 2023 he signed contracts with Unifoil and PPC to continue his personal progression.

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Phone : 808-278-0650

LOCATION

South Shore Kauai Hawaii