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Re: Wave surfing swell with kite hydrofoil

Postby Erlend M B » Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:25 pm

Peter_Frank wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:57 pm
But you have to be quite good of course, when not huge sized :D

8) Peter
Heeey! :lol:

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Re: Wave surfing swell with kite hydrofoil

Postby tautologies » Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:07 pm

Here is the vid discussing size and differences on the foils for regular surfing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSR2wz3N0VQ

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Re: Wave surfing swell with kite hydrofoil

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Re: Wave surfing swell with kite hydrofoil

Postby RadDrDuke » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:51 am

I've tried wakesurfing with a kitefoil (without rope) and it doesn't work.

You just need a bigger wing like the Takuma, GoFoil, Naish Kai, or big Slingshot wings.

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Re: Wave surfing swell with kite hydrofoil

Postby BWD » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:33 am

for wakesurfing, if you use a kitefoil it can work from say 15-20mph, but at that speed with a wake boat, the wake flattens out.
For swell, you are probably going to need a strong swell probably 2-3m+, and may only be able to work it at a certain angle.
For waves, you might need to be gnarly, because the wave that makes it work will be, too.
wing size 1000-1500cm2 is the call.


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