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What is the surf foil?
The surf foil is a board sport that consists of adding a hydrofoil to a surfboard. The surf foil is becoming more and more popular because it allows you to surf swell trains of less than 50cm and doesn’t need breaking waves to offer extraordinary riding sensations. It is also possible to catch several waves in a row thanks to pumping, without stopping.
2) What level do I need to be in order to surf foils?
You need at least a good level of surfing to start foiling. It is possible to start with a good mastery of another foil, but the take off is complicated to apprehend in this case.
3) How to choose your foil surfboard?
For the board, you need a short and easy to paddle board like the Fast Flyer 4’6. You should avoid boards with a large volume, preferably under 40L is ideal. For foiling, beginners should go for boards between 1190 and 1500 depending on the spot and the size. The ideal for more experienced riders is a high aspect ratio front wing such as the 1190L or 1350L to get a great gliding feeling and excellent pumping efficiency to reconnect the waves. A short fuselage (61 or 56cm) helps to have more manoeuvrability and better pumping. We recommend short masts like 70cm, 80cm maximum.