Well, I'm bored this morning and thought about the inevitable swimming in, but had a thought that could possibly be developed as a modern option like the leg rope in surfing...
One of the big companies could develop this easily...
Problem 1 - Kite drops from lack of wind. If only you could go backward 'just a bit' the kite would open and it would relaunch.
Problem 2 - Kite drops & tangles.
Problem 3 - No wind I'm f*cked.
Now we've all seen the electric torpedo hydrofoil boards... The motors are getting smaller & smaller. and we don't need a heavy long-lasting battery (it's just to help get back in).
If the motor was directly under the board- Not the foil end
, then it would only be used in the above situations and out of the way of the foil...
Obviously for all-rounder use not racing and could possibly be used to help Wingsurfers to get up on the plane if timed well with pumping...
For those of us not quite as fit as we should be - it could help you out of an interesting situation perhaps, with timed bursts on swell..
Have a look at the size of this and what a future micro variation could bring..
Time for another coffee