Rocio Reigert 1
Nationality : Argentinian
Currently living in : Rancho do Peixe in Brazil
Date of birth : 23 November 1996
Discipline : Wing foil and kitesurf (foil and wave)
Favorite spot : Pacasmayo and the coast of Ceará
Favorite move : Carving on waves
Inspirations : Mizo Novaes on the waves, and my parents in life
Major accomplishements

1st place in Pan-American Championship Race Class

1st place in South American Championship Race GWA

2x 1st place in Brazilian Championship Race

1st place on Brazilian wing foil long distance

How did you get into kitesurfing and wing foiling? 

From early on, my parents encouraged close contact with nature. We traveled every weekend to a house on the river and there I lived what today is still part of my best childhood memories. 

After finishing school, I entered college and subsequently started working, but I felt like I was wasting my time. So, I gathered some courage and money. Then, together with my two brothers Juan and Fede, we decided to travel around South America. We bought a 1986 Volkswagen Kombi and got on the road.

It was during that experience that kite and surfing came in my life. At that time, I couldn’t even imagine how those sports were going to transform myself. Feeling the wind in my face, the power of the sea and the unique dance of the waves became a great pleasure and something I can’t live without.

What do you do before getting in the water? 

Take a deep breath, look at the conditions and based on that, I prepare my gear.

Tell us about your best foiling memory. 

Without a doubt, it was the first time I used a foil and felt that unique feeling of flying.

Worst wipeout? 

It was in Los Organos in northern Peru. It was my first kite session, and my brothers were teaching me. I confess that during my first sessions I was afraid, and my brothers did not have much patience with me. That day, the water was cold and there were a lot of waves.

I started kiting and after a few minutes I fell off the board. The kite also fell in the water and started looping. Fear took over me. I let go the bar, but the pressure continued. I released the kite but there was some part that was still stuck in the harness. I started being dragged quickly towards a fishing boat while swallowing water. I was in absolute shock.

Luckily my brother Juan managed to rescue me by cutting the lines and pulling me out of the water. It was a very scary moment, but I think that feeling was what drove me to be better at that sport. Now, I always remember the wind is very powerful and can be dangerous.

Who would you like to say thank you to? 

My family and the F-ONE team for making one of my dreams come true.

A few words on your F-ONE quiver?

Every F-ONE gear I’ve tried so far has great performance. But I have a great passion for the boards. Mainly the ROCKET SURF and ROCKET WING-S CARBON. I feel like they’re part of me. The foils are also impressive, specifically the SK8!