OceanSide WeFly



Why this name for your team?

Oceanside WeFly (picked because Damien and Keith came up with the term "weFly" for some tunnel camps, to be very inclusive of everybody in our local tunnel scene. Damien also had a podcast of the name "The WeFly Podcast", so the theme continued into this dynamic team)

When and why was the team formed ?

August 2017. The team was formed when Nick Norris asked Damien about building a team to spend a couple of years learning dynamic, gaining competition experience, and progressing as a team.

Where do you train ?

iFly Oceanside

Who are your sponsors?

iFly Oceanside


When did you start flying?

Nick Norris: 2009
Damien Germano: tunnel 2011, skydives started 2003
BJ Michaeli: Skyventure Colorado in 2011
Allen Sparks: tunnel 2014 January

How many hours have you flown in the tunnel?

Nick: 250hrs
Damien: 160 hours
BJ: 1,500 hours of tunnel time
Allen : 800 hours

Do you skydive and if yes, jump numbers to date?

Nick: 900ish jumps
Damien: 7,000+ skydives
BJ: approximately 1,800 skydives
Allen : 600 jumps

What is your main achievement?

Nick: Having my kids.
Damien: 164 way Vertical world record, HU world record, silver medal US freefly nationals x 2
BJ: Poudest moment was when we completed the 164 way head down world record in 2015 and I’m excited to break that record again this year.
Allen : being able to fly super clean with straight legs


Why are you flying ?

Nick: To be part of a team, spend time with great people, and do something challenging.
Damien: Moving and training my body in any discipline is incredibly rewarding. The learning process is something I have always enjoyed, and dynamic flying is a new discipline to me that I use to challenge myself.
BJ: I am flying because I love it. The complexity and beauty of body flight is magnificent to partake in.
Allen : Because it's never ending progression!

What fascinates you about flying/indoor skydiving?

Nick: You can always be better. It is a constant pursuit of perfection that you will never attain. Very similar to bouldering which is another passion of mine.
Damien: Flying in general is interesting because everyone learns differently, has their own way of flying, and a different process for teaching. Seeing how those components manifest in the tunnel is really fascinating.
BJ: The fascinating part is you’re really only limited by your imagination… and flight time.


Have you ever been to Japan ?

Nick: no
Damien: no
BJ: no
Allen : yes

What are you excited to see / do in Japan ?

Nick: Excited to explore the city with friends and climb in one of the many indoor bouldering gyms. I’ve heard nothing but stellar things about Tokyo and the entire country.
Damien: The city of Tokyo and ancient Japanese towns. Also the mix of the extreme new coupled with very rigid and old traditionalism in Japanese culture is something I look forward to experiencing.
BJ: I really hope we get to see some of the cherry blossom trees blooming, in addition to eating really good fish.
Allen : I'm excited to drink sake with damien germano