And then there are days when everything hits the water and the person on the wing board is happily paddling back in (or simply sitting on the board and using their sail) and the kiter is swimming.OzBungy wrote: ↑Mon Sep 13, 2021 4:16 amI've been doing a fair amount of winging and kite foiling lately and it's stabilised into a bit of a pattern.
If the wind is solid then I'll go winging, especially if there's waves about. Gliding on a wave is really enjoyable. Dropping in and carving a wave face is off the scale!!
If wind is a bit offshore, or the beach is crowded, or if there is a crew about then winging. It's a bit surprising that other wing foilers go to the same spots and choose the spots on wind direction. I go where they aren't, then ride upwind and visit the various spots before downwinding back again.
If the wind is inconsistent in strength or light, or I'm just out for a bit of relaxed fun, then kite foiling.
Most problems with winging are resolved with more skill and the right gear. A big foil solves a heap of problems. But, the "dead in the water" syndrome is a major vulnerability for wing foiling. The wind drops a couple of knots and you're stuck. Even the local "pros" get stuck. A kite foil just glides comfortably through all that. It's kind of fun to cruise by the downed wing foilers just sitting and waiting for the wind to come back.
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