slowboat wrote: ↑
Wed May 29, 2019 9:14 am
My upper limit for a 4 m kite would be average winds of 20kts. I second above recommendations for small Clouds or Concept Air Wave 3M
Agree, for many average weights on wave foil wings, a 5 m2 kite is too big from 20 knots, so quite often you need a smaller kite.
Also, taking a surfboard instead does often not make sense.
As if there is sideshore and good swell, YES, it is the thing most do.
But very often you got onshore winds, maybe wind chop and no swells - here a hydrofoil excel bigtime and small kites can be a blast.
Especially because a surfboard in onshore winds sucks bigtime, whereas foiling in more or fully onshore conditions can be a blast, actually I find it better than when sideshore, on a foil.
And nothing worse than being too powered on a foil when windy, especially if there are some waves, even wind waves.