The Story of M8 windfoiling
The M8 windfoiling brand is the creation of Marton Balázs, the designer of the world-class 1D Sails.
His story with windsurfing started at a very young age, as he grew up by Hungary’s biggest lake, Lake Balaton. He couldn’t settle for good, but he constantly improved his equipment, and fine tuned the boards, the fins, the sails to be the best, the fastest he could be.
During the early 2000s Marton gave up windsurfing, to not only try, but to go to the extremes of sailing through championships. With his knowledge and experience, the 1D Sails brand and the loft by Lake Balaton was born in 2013. At that time windsurfing came back to their radar by providing repair services but that was also the time when their first sail, the SL A.D.D. was born.
After a 4 year break, where Balázs and his team was focusing on 1D Sails and the design and production of unique catamaran and foiling boat sails, windfoiling drifted back into Balázs’ life. Some of their sailors contacted them for special windfoils.
This gave them the idea of using the quality and know-how of the European and World Champion 1D Sails and turn it into a thriving new brand, for world-class quality, unique windfoils. In the summer of 2018, M8 windfoiling was born.
(Photo: Kollmann Andras)