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#2741116 - 01/29/18 08:52 AM Ban hydrofoils at popular surf spots
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there was a SUP hydrofoil in the lineup this weekend. The rider seemed pretty aware of everyone around him but what happens when a novice or kook gets their hands on one? A hydrofoil and potentially decapitate someone. Maybe limit hydrofoils to their own area like the dogpatch at Sano?

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#2741129 - 01/29/18 09:22 AM Re: Ban hydrofoils at popular surf spots [Re: Topeslide]
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Its a fad.

It will die just like SUP is

I was vehemently anti-SUP but by and large they are like what, 5% of the surfing population at this point in any wave you actually want to surf?
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#2741153 - 01/29/18 10:32 AM Re: Ban hydrofoils at popular surf spots [Re: Topeslide]
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need to get the vessel definition changed - sup's are vessels everywhere but the surf zone. change that and we ban sup's and I'm sure hydrofoils will fall in that category.

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#2741204 - 01/29/18 12:26 PM Re: Ban hydrofoils at popular surf spots [Re: rts265]
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Originally Posted By: rts265
need to get the vessel definition changed - sup's are vessels everywhere but the surf zone. change that and we ban sup's and I'm sure hydrofoils will fall in that category.


yes please

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#2742611 - 02/01/18 01:00 AM Re: Ban hydrofoils at popular surf spots [Re: Topeslide]
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Originally Posted By: Topeslide
there was a SUP hydrofoil in the lineup this weekend. The rider seemed pretty aware of everyone around him but what happens when a novice or kook gets their hands on one? A hydrofoil and potentially decapitate someone. Maybe limit hydrofoils to their own area like the dogpatch at Sano?


I completely agree. Foiling around surfers and SUPs is annoying. Most are in the way, sitting there like a deer caught in headlights, or scrape for the shoulder thinking they're getting out of the way, when they're just getting IN the way. Most surfers can't comprehend the speed and distance you can travel on the foil. I've caught and passed SUPs that drop in 100 yards down the line thinking I'd never catch them.

I think they need to dedicate foil zones that are good areas for foiling, speaking mainly about the mainland. SanO, Bolsa Chica, etc.. Here on Maui, the foil spots are those that typically nobody surfs anyway. Or if they do it's typically on a big SUP.

I know of plenty spots nobody regularly surfs that are perfect for foil. One is between CDM and Laguna. dancing
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#2862098 - 10/19/18 08:00 AM Re: Ban hydrofoils at popular surf spots [Re: Kaser1]
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It a Very exciting new activity .

Puena Point - lots of Sups and Foil Boards + lesser skilled surfers seeking easier surf .

Great surfing spot before both .

There will be collisions , windsurfers at backyards became Very cocky coming close to surfers at high speed with massive vessels .They were sure they were the cutting edge of the future drowning

+ side to foiling is its so good on those rolling swell spots that can't be surfed .

The claim they won't be in the surf should be dropped just like the 10 items or less sign at the store ;-)
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#2862110 - 10/19/18 08:40 AM Re: Ban hydrofoils at popular surf spots [Re: Topeslide]
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Ban foils EVERYWHERE!
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#2862159 - 10/19/18 10:31 AM Re: Ban hydrofoils at popular surf spots [Re: Topeslide]
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Amazing. Dipshits come up with something as dangerous as SUP and then somehow manage to make something more dangerous
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#2862879 - 10/20/18 06:51 PM Re: Ban hydrofoils at popular surf spots [Re: Topeslide]
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Foil gets anywhere near me, my wife or my son then Im going to prison.
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#2862883 - 10/20/18 07:00 PM Re: Ban hydrofoils at popular surf spots [Re: Topeslide]
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SUP is dying? I didnt get the memo. shrug
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#2862895 - 10/20/18 08:08 PM Re: Ban hydrofoils at popular surf spots [Re: Duffy]
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Foil gets anywhere near me, my wife or my son then Im going to prison.

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#2862938 - 10/21/18 04:39 AM Re: Ban hydrofoils at popular surf spots [Re: manbearpig]
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Originally Posted By: manbearpig
SUP is dying? I didnt get the memo. shrug


Honestly, I think I actually saw less sups this summer. Regular sup rippers still out, but the short boarders know them and dont mind them so much. Mostly ex short boarders with bad shoulders who follow the rules.

The SUP splat from nearby occurs less frequently, IMO. Maybe they went somewhere else, or the water got too cold.

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#2862956 - 10/21/18 08:18 AM Re: Ban hydrofoils at popular surf spots [Re: manbearpig]
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Originally Posted By: manbearpig
SUP is dying? I didnt get the memo. shrug

West Coast is ahead of trends

I see less and less
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#2863012 - 10/21/18 10:05 AM Re: Ban hydrofoils at popular surf spots [Re: Topeslide]
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I've not got a problem with foils. It actually looks like fun in the open ocean or unbroken swell.

But to me it doesn't look fun to do around people or in waves that would be fun to surf.
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#2863235 - 10/21/18 01:58 PM Re: Ban hydrofoils at popular surf spots [Re: ifallalot]
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Originally Posted By: ifallalot
Originally Posted By: manbearpig
SUP is dying? I didnt get the memo. shrug

West Coast is ahead of trends

I see less and less


I felt like I saw way more softboard surfing this summer.
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