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Foil size for wing surfing

Postby kitenight11 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:08 am

Hi,

I just wanted to ask the more experienced guys here what kind of foils (especially the size in cm2) they use on their sup foilboards with what wingsize. Maybe it would be helpful to also mention your weight and the windstrengh you are mostly "winging"!

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Re: Foil size for wing surfing

Postby windmaker » Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:27 pm

Would like more outside info too. As an F-One dealer I was told 1800cm2 front wing for beginners 1500cm for more experienced. That's using a 130l board with a 4.2m2 wing in 15 to 25 kts. Average rider weight of 75kg.

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Re: Foil size for wing surfing

Postby Jfoil » Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:27 pm

I’m 125lbs and live on Maui, so I ride downwinding mostly. Dutone 5m 15mph, 4m 20mph, 3m 25mph. Started on a Fanatic 7ft 130L board with a Fanatic 2000sqcm front wing, 75cm mast&80cm cm fuselage. I used that about 10 times, and went to a 6’3 100L board and kept the same hydrofoil setup. I used that about 30 times. Went to a 90cm mast. Now I’m riding a 5ft 68L custom board, fanatic 1500sqcm front wing, 90cm mast, 80cm long fuselage and stoked. I’ve tried a 1250 front wing, but I need to carry a really big hand held wing to get flying, and don’t see the benefit for smaller front wings. I’m enjoying riding the ocean swell, and not going for max speed. I think the longer fuselage gives a lot of stability downwind especially.
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