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All Surf Foil Foils

Surf foil is one of the emerging activities of recent years, the idea is simple, surf with a foil under your feet. In addition to allowing sessions even when the wind is not there, this practice allows you to progress in different technical areas such as pumping, carving or the stability and precision of your footing on your board. The foil obviously has a fundamental role in the practice, which is why we are going to see together how to choose your foil for surf foil.

What are the important features of a surf foil?

  • Rigidity: The rigidity of the “chassis”, i.e. the mast/fuselage assembly, is one of the most important points when choosing a foil. Surf-foiling requires a repetition of pumping movements, if your mast or body is flexible, some of the energy you generate with your legs is lost.
  • Skating: Beyond the rigidity, the glide of the foil is also important, it is this gliding sensation that will make your session enjoyable with flying sensations that will make you addicted. The thinner a mast is, with a reduced chord, the lower its drag, but this is not the only impacting element. The profile and outline of your front wing as well as its surface and wingspan are elements that influence this glide.
  • Tolerance: A surf foil must be forgiving, i.e. it must allow you to make up for the mistakes you will make as you progress. This tolerance comes from different factors, at first glance, the surface of the foil will make it more or less forgiving, especially regarding speed, a bigger foil will stall later. But high ratios such as our High Aspect range also make it possible to compensate for this possible lack of surface area with a higher low-speed tolerance for smaller surfaces. The tolerance of the foil is also played out in the structure and the deformation capacity of it, in this, our wave range is ideal, the slight flexibility of the tips allows not only a more efficient pumping but also a foolproof control.
  • Speed: To some extent, the surfer wants to go fast, and in others, no, the speed management lies in your technical level, allowing you to place yourself in the wave, but also in the choice of equipment. A bigger front wing and stabilizer will give you more control over your speed, allowing you to keep up with the slower waves. On the other hand, a reduced surface area will allow your foil to accelerate and therefore follow fast waves! To put it simply, if you’re planning on foiling Jaws, plan our HA 670 S!

  • Manoeuvrability: EThis is the essence of surf foiling, it’s what will make you look like a pro on the spot, the holy of holies, the CARVING! The manoeuvrability comes from the wingspan of the front wing but also from the profile and the refinement of the tips. The thinner the latter, the easier the foil will be able to turn in the axis of the roll (right/left).

  • Pumping efficiency: Surf foil has an advantage, unlike our surfer friends, we don’t need to paddle to get back to the peak. We? We pump to reconnect! This technical action requires certain characteristics of the foil, in particular power. In this respect, our wave range is exceptional, in addition to its stability which will make your pumping healthy and easy, its tips whose flexibility is controlled will allow you a more efficient and less energy-consuming pumping. Our 1190 wave is alive, it literally flaps its wings underwater to keep you afloat!

    In short, the surf foil must be stiff, slippery, manoeuvrable and offer great pumping performance to allow you sessions and sensations that you will not soon forget.