abel wrote: ↑
Thu May 18, 2017 9:07 am
I have the feeling that I'm missing HFoiling sessions because I don't bring the Hfoil with the rest of the equipment, based on the weather conditions.
Mainly because I don't want to leave it alone on the beach or the car (might "dissapear").
When do you give up Hfoiling and opt for a 'regular' board (TT, Surf,..) over Hydrofoil based on the sea conditions? (I wish I'd had a lake nearby
Too much wind? Too choppy? Wave frequency/higth too high?
Almost never !
Too much wind ? Not if you got small kites
(In fact too much wind can be where it is REALLY choppy, thus foiling the best)
Too choppy ? Nope, in fact it is reversed, you have to give up riding on other boards if too choppy, and the foils excel max here
Wave height ? Not really as the bigger the better (to some extent of course)
Gusty changing winds ? Nope, a foil has much more range, and not as sensitive with the smaller kites we use
It is easier to say when I DONT foil: On these rare days (1 out of 10) with good 5-8 m2 sideshore wind and good waves, then it is surfboards.
But sometimes when out on these, I think "hmmm wish I was on my foil here too" ha haa !
Dont forget to bring your foil on these days - have experienced many times the wind has backed off, so suddenly PERFECT foil waves, big and really clean (low winds).
So we are several now, taking both in the car these days, when driving a bit for the spot.
Only one thing can make me NOT choose a
foil, and that is when loads of seaweed
Can happen many weeks in late summer, some years, but often you can find spots without even if loaded at other spots.
This is by far the major funkiller I know, it is the only one in terms of foiling for me
If I ride at a spot I dont know, I would never take my foil though, as I dont know what is under the surface - but that goes for surfboards too so no difference (except the cost if you hit something)