What is Downwind SUP Foil ?
The downwind is a term used in several sailing and paddling nautical sports. This term means the realization of a nautical run going from an A point to a B point following the wind direction (down wind).
Similarly to downwind on a racing stand up paddle board, downwind with a stand up paddle foil (SUP Foil) aims to glide on the bumps created by the wind and swells. The difference is that the hydrofoil allows the board to take-off over the water and to surf the bumps while hover over them. Downwind SUP Foil is practiced on a short but wide enough stand up paddle board to have stability.
The principal interest of the foil is to bring new riding feelings, but also to increase the speed, maniability and possible trajectories during downwind runs. The situation above the water allows to have a better point of view than a classical stand up paddle board, to analyze the water movements and optimize the trajectories.