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How much are you foiling vs. surfing #2868433
10/31/18 02:51 AM
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I'm about 50/50, surfing more lately with this nice run of swell here in SoCal.


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Re: How much are you foiling vs. surfing [Re: grendel95] #2868445
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Where r u foiling grendal? Dogpatch?


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Re: How much are you foiling vs. surfing [Re: grendel95] #2868475
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Summer I was 80+ percent foiling. Winter will probably reverse that. Although i did foil strand yesterday.

Re: How much are you foiling vs. surfing [Re: Havoc4k] #2868482
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Yeah dogpatch and further south so I'm away from everybody.


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Re: How much are you foiling vs. surfing [Re: grendel95] #2868623
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Hey Grendal

I may see you out there. I am just starting out, got 10 or so sessions down, so staying away from everyone

I still surf when it is above waist, but was wondering if i mix it up too much will it slow down my learning curve?

Re: How much are you foiling vs. surfing [Re: grendel95] #2868714
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Originally Posted By: grendel95
Yeah dogpatch and further south so I'm away from everybody.


sweet ill prly join u this summer on the smaller days. pyzel foil here i come...


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Re: How much are you foiling vs. surfing [Re: Havoc4k] #2868753
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I'm not so sure about that pyzel foil board. I only saw it briefly at boardroom so I could be wrong. It looked like sort of like a normal board as far as the rails and such. My WCFC and all the boards I'm seeing online are way different. It's almost like the rails are backwards with the pinch at the top of the rail instead of the bottom.

Re: How much are you foiling vs. surfing [Re: Havoc4k] #2868754
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Havoc,start out there now. Waters are not as crowded, good time to be learning.

Re: How much are you foiling vs. surfing [Re: keoki] #2868986
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Originally Posted By: keoki
Havoc,start out there now. Waters are not as crowded, good time to be learning.


right on! got a few more months of healing from an injury. hopefully by feb ill be back in the water

cheers


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Re: How much are you foiling vs. surfing [Re: Havoc4k] #2869136
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I've been 99.999999% foil since Sept of 2017. I rode a longboard for about 30 minutes as a buddy wanted to try my board.


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Re: How much are you foiling vs. surfing [Re: keoki] #2869666
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Originally Posted By: keoki
Hey Grendal

I may see you out there. I am just starting out, got 10 or so sessions down, so staying away from everyone

I still surf when it is above waist, but was wondering if i mix it up too much will it slow down my learning curve?


I've been at it for a few months and it's really difficult to break the good surfing habits you've developed: weight near the back of the board, lean back to slow down, weight centered. All of which seem reversed riding the foil, so for me any time I start riding on instinct everything goes wrong. I'm starting to develop foil habits and I swap between surfing and foiling pretty well.


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Re: How much are you foiling vs. surfing [Re: grendel95] #2869684
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Like all of you Im hooked too. So many great designs and smart people coming out with great foils and foil boards.
The board design itself has quickly minimised into the smallest planing volume, which is more for show than go.
The foils and masts are all much the same. The shorter masts dont allow for much pumping so theyll stay the same.
The foil design itself is where advances will happen. If you get on a foil that works in proper tubing waves, something that can work in average beach breaks up to Pipe or Chopes, then youll see more than hopping around on smallish waves.
Its a great derivataion of surfing that Ill never abandon because its so diverse.

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Re: How much are you foiling vs. surfing [Re: grendel95] #2870665
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I have now about 50 sessions. In the learning phases 2 years ago, I was foiling as much as possible, but now I only foil when I cannot enjoy regular SUP surfing because of the crowds, wind, tide...

This means I did not foil once last winter. Foiling is great however in summer to beat the crowds (going to peaks with nobody out) and make the most of wind swells. And in 2018 I foiled 8 times, so less than once a month compared to my 2/3 weekly SUP sessions.

I guess this is because I also Windsurfed, and foiling is reminding me a lot of windsurfing (the speed, danger, reading non-breaking waves, straps, ...), so I have a lot of "dj vu" feeling on a foil. Once the basic technical challenge is overcome (SUP foiling is easier to learn then surf foiling) I did not had a specific motivation. At nearly 60, I do have the stamina to attempt pumping back to the peak. So, if the conditions are decent, I just SUP/surf. Foiling is just a part of my quiver now, for specific conditions, like my longboard or my small wave fish.

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Re: How much are you foiling vs. surfing [Re: grendel95] #2882014
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joining the club. couldn't resist on a black friday deal.


also started making myself one, but figured I should figure out how to ride one first


(I know, my bay is a disaster)


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Re: How much are you foiling vs. surfing [Re: grendel95] #2882401
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What's your board set-up?


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