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SUP Foil Board

Froth on the new trend of SUP Foil boarding. Fly silently and smoothly above the ocean. Ride anything from smooth glassy waves to small onshore bumps.

 

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Get your grommet froth going with a SUP Foil Board

What's different about a SUP Foil Board?

The main function of the board is just to glide you into the waves. As soon as you get some speed, the foil will do it’s magic and lift you out of the water. That’s when you start flying. 

Ultimately you want to get on the smallest board possible. Once you get up and flying, a smaller board is far easier to handle, as there is less swing weight and more room to allow for error. Stand up foilboards are smaller than your regular SUP. They typically range between 7” and 8” foot.

As with regular SUPs, width is the key to stability. However, the foil boards are much thicker. This is to get the volume needed to float you, but still keep the board as small as possible. You do still need to be able to stand and paddle!

A foil specific SUP board may also have chimed rails to help you 'bounce' back up when you hit the water.   

With recent improvements, the SUP foil boards have become even easier to use. Often you just need a small wave to get some speed and then you'll be up and gliding. 

How does the Foil work?

The foil is made up of the mast and the foil or wings. The mast connects the board and foil. A short mast is easier to control and is the better choice in your early days. Once you got the hang of it, you can switch to a longer mast. Longer masts can handle more chop and offer more tolerance when carving and turning your board.

The Foil has two wings. The front wing provides the uplift necessary to elevate you out of the water, while the back wing stabilizes your ride. The wing size varies by rider weight, surf height and conditions.

How does it look in action?

Check our James Casey Foiling in Sydney, and again in this Channel 7 report.

And if you're in the South West, chances are you might see Jake Jakovich giving it a go in Cowaramup Bay. 

About Go Foil

The Go Foil is a dedicated surf/SUP Foil brand.  They are the only foil on the market that are completely pre-pregnated carbon. They are stiffer, won't corrode and you won't need to rinse them with fresh water every 2 days. Carbon always adds a price tag. In this case, it's around $300 more than most alloy models.

Kai 120 – High performance surf/sup foiling. The Kai 120 - with the small red wing - provides the highest performance wing for surfing and aggressive turning. It is the go-to for prone surf foiling and SUP foiling. 

IWA 170 – All round SUP foiling for a mix of downwind and surf. This Is a bigger version of the Kai but paired with a blue rear stabilizer. This is the most all round foil for someone wanting to surf and do downwinders. It still has the roundness to the front wing to provide manoeuvrability, but also big enough to give enough lift for someone more experienced to go down winding. If you are learning to surf on a Foil, this is a good wing to buy to learn and progress. 

Maliko 200 – THE downwind set up. A good combination of size and curvature to allow for lift and manoeuvrability. 

Maliko 280 – The big boys downwind wing set. If you are over 90kg and want to downwind then this is the wing for you. Given the size, there is plenty of lift, but it is still quite rounded which gives the ability to turn. Being bigger, it is slower than the smaller ones, but does provide more lift and more stability. It's still quicker than a smaller wing that you can’t get up on!

The Maliko 200/280 combo is the ultimate downwind set for someone learning and to progress, but also to get out in lighter winds.

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