This could be a good option. But expensive and I've not seen any reviews yet.
I saw an older fellow last year surfing a long board that had a motor on the bottom. He could motor out slowly at maybe 5kts, then he'd paddle into waves, surf them in, and repeat. He had shoulder problems, couldn't paddle for long. And his surfing was more or less standing still riding along, so the added drag of the motor didn't affect surfboard performance that much.
I agree with this ... as more talented riders take it up, the envelope gets pushed on possibilities, the gear gets further refinement and then pushes it even further. In surf foiling, things are changing pretty quickly. 2 years ago Kai Lenny blew minds getting multiple waves pumping back out, now the videos show riders doing back flips off the wave while pumping back out. Or doing beach starts on tiny boards, pumping into multiple km swell downwinders with dry hair. Both examples require different gear.jumptheshark wrote: ↑Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:25 pmI don't think we have reached peak foil. The racers might be getting close, but for everything else we are in the infancy. Well, maybe just beyond that into adolescence.
E foil has a long way to go. They are pretty impressive, with decent power and range, the foils themselves are also pretty good, but the weight of the battery pack is a real damper on any kind of performance surfing. Real top to bottom surfing with a foil in almost the full range of wave shape and size is coming. We are no where near the peak because we are no where near peak foil riding. You need the foil to get the rider, but then you get the real refinement. Racing has loads of top competent riders. Surfing, not so much. There are a few real standouts, but not enough. Once the average advanced foil surfer can do the stuff Kai is doing now, then we will see faster and faster evolution in the actual foils and they will settle on designs for any given type of foiling.
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