Grant ‘Twiggy’ Baker comes on board at F-One to foil

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World Champion big wave surfer, Grant Twiggy Baker, joins the ranks of elite athletes gathered in the F-One board house. GTB brings a full wheel house of talent to the F-One team with his waterman experiences in kiteboarding, surf, sup and – now – foiling. Check out F-One’s welcome video for Twiggy here:

Grant Twiggy Baker comes to F-One and falls for their foils

In this video, hosted by F-One Sup and highlighting their newest team rider Grant ‘Twiggy’ Baker, the World Big Wave Champion in 2014 & 2016 as well as 2x Maverick’s champ in 2006 & 2013, Grant talks candidly on learning how to foil.

“Foiling is something new to do in the ocean. Now when it’s flat and there’s no wind, foiling is perfect. To have all of this equipment available to me through F-One is a real blessing. ” – GTB

Grant “Twiggy” Baker was born in 1973 and is from Dubarn, South Africa.   Soon after that Twiggy surfed his first wave.  What’s unfolded from there is a man on a mission, totally addicted to the surf which would eventually become his full-time occupation.  This ocean athlete spends his life surfing different conditions through his multiple modalities of kiteboarding, surfing, stand up paddling and – now – foiling.

F-One is excited to bring this great legend onto their team of athletes.  To learn MORE about their products, including foils, check out the website here:  http://www.f-onesup.com/

Stay tuned for an exclusive interview with GTB in the weeks to come!

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Evelyn O’Doherty
Evelyn O'Doherty, owner & publisher of the new Standup Journal 2.0, worked her way up the ranks in the world of stand up paddling. A former surfer gone rogue, Evelyn stepped onto a SUP for the first time in 2009 when a plaguing neck injury kept her out of the water from surfing. Discovering the core benefits and expanded perspective on the water that stand up paddling brings, Ev immediately was hooked. She became a strong SUP racer in the North East and a year-round SUP surfer, gathering multiple top brand sponsorships including becoming a team rider for Starboard SUP and a national ambassador for Kialoa, as well as celebrating all aspects of the sport with additional brand ambassadorships including lululemon athletica, Clif Bar, Cobian, Kaenon & Indo Board. Her love of watersports and commitment to advocacy in preserving our marine environments led to a short film made with The Nature Conservancy as part of their Clean Water initiatives on Long Island, NY, called "A New Perspective". Evelyn just keeps paddling. Today, she's stepped up to take over the helm at Standup Journal after having worked for the magazine for 2 years as senior online editor. Her dedication and belief in the power of print to immerse readers in the watersports they love even if they don't have access to the water in a daily existence plus a powerful desire to spotlight the amazing people doing rad sh*t on the water is what drives her vision for Standup Journal 2.0. Evelyn welcomes the conversation about how to make the magazine benefit as many people as possible and encourages feedback, letters to the editor and communication at editor@standupjournal.com . Now, as owner/publisher for Standup Journal., Evelyn continues to live in East Hampton NY where she has daily access to the water. When the swell is working, you can find her in Montauk rattling around in her Ford Ranger surfboards hanging out the back headed for points East.