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Our Wake Foils

If you want to make your first foil flights or progress in wingfoil, surf foil and/or downwind, wake foil is a discipline that allows you to improve in other disciplines. Foil is a complementary practice to wing foil. Wakefoil allows for rapid progression, being able to have a lot of flight time will allow you to progress quickly. In addition, in wake foil you will be able to let go of the rudder pedals and surf the wave of the boat and/or go pumping. You don’t need a big boat, or a wake boat to wake foil. A 20hp RIB will more than allow you to tow and allow you to wakefoil

The choice of foil is fundamental in wakefoil, it is your engine.

It will allow you to learn quickly if it is suitable and to progress very quickly. A foil that is too small will be more technical and difficult to operate. This is because it requires a high muzzle velocity to take off and will not withstand low speeds. That’s why it’s recommended to choose a front fin larger than 1190cm2. For beginners, a classic 1500, 1750 or 2000cm2 foil will be perfect for making your first flights. Offering stability, ease and versatility, it is perfect for beginner levels. For more experienced riders, the 1250 control or High Aspect fins such as the 1350HA, 1190 L, 1190W will be perfect. The high-aspect foils are thinner, the drag is less. These foils will offer you a better glide, as well as a very good lift at low revs. Their high elongation makes it easier to pump.

Choosing a mast and fuselage for your wake foil

For the mast, it is best to choose a short mast for wakefoiling. A short mast (70 cm) will offer more responsiveness as well as a better response to support.

The fuselage provides stability and/or maneuverability, it is important to choose it according to your level and how you want to wake foil.

  • A long fuselage will provide increased stability and comfort in flight.
  • On the other hand, a shorter fuselage will be more radical, more manoeuvrable and playful, it will also be more technical because it is less stable in the longitudinal axis but more efficient for pumping.

FAQ

What's the point of wakefoil?

Wakefoil is the act of foiling on the wave of a boat. It allows you to foil only the wave of the boat’s wake and if you are very strong, you can be located on the third wave behind the boat. This practice is becoming more common on all lakes or when there is no wind. To do this, a foil with a high aspect ratio will give a lot of glide, glide, a more compact foil will turn more. Depending on what you want to do, you will have to choose one of the two options.

Thanks to this activity, you can continue to progress even if the wind is not enough to fly foil. You don’t need to have wind all the time, a boat, a ferry, a fishing boat will give you just as much pleasure.

To start wake foiling, it is recommended to have a minimum knowledge of wakeboarding. If you also have some knowledge of foiling, the learning curve will be very easy.

Otherwise, it will be necessary to proceed in stages. Take a generous foil that slows down the speed of the boat, (the bigger the foil, the less you need to go fast), take a board with volume to facilitate the take-off phase and get all the safety equipment: (helmets, vest, wetsuit).

Kneel on the (bulky) board in line with the boat. As the boat moves forward, the rope will tighten (rudder pedals) and you will be able to stand up. When you are in a standing position, the skipper of the boat accelerates. The speed of movement will cause the foil to lift like an airplane taking off. Concentrate on controlling your trajectory in line with the boat or slightly offset (so as not to be in the wake of the engine. No need for high speed, with a maximum of 10-12 km/h, you will have enough speed to take off. When you start flying, press lightly on the front leg to lower the foil, or slightly on the stern to bring the foil up. Keep your back straight over the supports and look far ahead. By using a thick and elastic rudder, you will get less jerk, especially during the take-off phase.

You can use your wing foil to wakefoil, but it is important that it is larger than 1200 cm2 to gain comfort and low rpm. SROKA foils are designed in such a way that they can be used in as many different and interchangeable disciplines as possible. There’s no need to buy it all back. Change only the front kite to have a new foil underfoot.

A RIB of 20hp or more can be used for wakefoil, while a bigger and more powerful boat will make it easier to tow and will also offer a bigger wake wave. You can also use a jet ski, but it won’t provide enough waves for surfing.

For safety, wearing an impact vest and helmet is essential. The Impact Vest SROKA will provide the necessary protection for the foiler as well as the boat’s pilot thanks to the foam covering the sensitive areas of the torso and back. In addition, you will be able to hook the contact shot of your boat if necessary. It will offer you comfort and safety in all your foil sessions.

Then equip yourself with the board like the SROKA pocket 4’0 or the mini pocket 3’3 for the more advanced riders. In terms of foil, opt for a 70 or 80 cm mast which will be perfect for wakefoil, with the shortest possible fuselage if you are good. As long as possible if you’re just starting out. Finally, the choice of front fin will depend on your level and what you want to do. The Classic range (1500, 1650 and 2000) will be perfect for beginners. The control range will be perfect for very tight carving. The HA range will be suitable for gliding for a long time.