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Dare to dream big.

You’d think that one successful company is enough for one. But Marton Balázs thinks differently. Marton is the creator of 1D sails and M8 windfoiling and his dream is no smaller than growing his passion and experiment with windfoiling sails into something outstanding. He wants to be the rebel of windfoiling with unique, handcrafted sails that contradicts physics.

The Story of M8 windfoiling.

The M8 windfoiling brand is the creation of Marton Balázs, the designer of the world-class 1D Sails.

A bit of history

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.

Early 2000

Championships

During the early 2000s Marton gave up windsurfing, to not only try, but to go to the extremes of sailing through championships.

2013

1D Sails and windsurfing repair services

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.

Back to windsurfing

After a 4 year break, where Marton and his team was focusing on 1D Sails and the design and production of unique catamaran and foiling boat sails, windsufring and windfoiling drifted back into Marton’s life. Some of their sailors contacted them for special windfoils.

2018

M8 windfoiling was born

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.

The M8 Team.

The creators of the M8 windfoiling brand

The M8 Loft.

The M8 sails are built in the 1D Sails loft in Balatonfűzfő, located near lake Balaton, Hungary. It’s not a huge factory, but the origin of all handcrafted, high performance sails winning many world titles in different catamaran classes, in foiling and non-foiling divisions. The M8 sails therefore are produced from design to delivery with the experience and knowledge and know-how of the well-known 1D Sails by our well-equipped crew.

We're hiring

If your middle name is precision, you are ready to join a fun team and
you are happy to brainstorm with us to create an even more exciting story and future for M8 windfoiling,
then we are looking for YOU!

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