Who We Are
Karl is a Former Supersport World Champion and Superbike European Champion, and SBK Hall of Fame inductee of one of the most experienced and successful riders in International motorcycling. With over 150 races to his name in World Superbike and Supersport. Karl raced at the top in one of the fastest and most extreme motorsports. Travelling the world for 15 years, setting track records, and winning races was his life until retiring at the end of 2012. After choosing to retire from the world of motorsport, he returned to his hometown of Tweed Heads with his wife and two sons. Once surf foiling made its way over to Australia, Karl was one of the first to jump on and find a new rush of adrenaline again. Karl is now one of the resident foilers around the Gold Coast and controls Cloud 9 Foils manufacturing, sales and distribution internationally.
Chris was born and raised on the North Shore of Oahu. His father taught him to surf at the early age of 3 and his love of the ocean has only grown since then. Out of the water, Chris has been creating unique art pieces for private collectors and galleries that utilize both sculpture and light and are heavily influenced by the marine world. In 1999, Chris moved to Santa Barbara, CA where he began kiteboarding, stand-up paddleboarding, and most recently, foiling. He currently resides in Santa Barbara with his wife and twin boys.
Kent is an ocean enthusiast and all around adventure seeker. His passion for the ocean began while he was growing up in New Zealand with a father who loved to sail and free dive. At the age of seventeen, he left home to travel and surf the waters of the Pacific before landing in Ventura, CA in 1993. Since then, he has met his wife, founded and grown a local manufacturing company, and raised two kids who share his love for the water... all while sailing, surfing, kiteboarding, and now foiling.