No barriers


Aidan Neville Gordon, New Zealand, 2022 FILM 2.39


Director: Hayley Thom & Sam Thom
Cinematographer: Glenn Manchester & Paul Campion
Duration: 2.05
Language: English
Subtitles: None

No barriers

WINGFOIL MISSION from Great Barrier Island to Auckland, NZ

Another bucket list adventure ticked off!
On February 23, 2021 Sam Thom & Phil Robertson (Driver of SailGP Canada) completed an epic 110km mission from Great Barrier Island to Auckland on their Wingfoil boards!
After a summer of training and waiting for the perfect conditions, a strong North Easterly breeze provided the ultimate downwind foil home from the largest island in the Hauraki Gulf back to
New Zealand’s biggest city.
Very grateful to Jon Bilger from PredictWind for sponsoring the mission.
Shot and edited by the talented team of Glenn Manchester, Paul Campion and Hayley Thom.
Thank you to Adrian Roper from AXIS Foils and Matt Taggart & Morgan Coster from Ozone New Zealand for providing us with the best gear!
Thanks also to our boat driver Keryn McMaster and Murray Thom for morale and catering!