I have been re-discovering well known beaches as foil spots and I am having a blast! Surf foiling is so fun, and even if I get bored a simple change to my foil changes everything and I am excited again! Fall swell has been sparse to non existent so far, and I am so glad I have a foil to help me make lemonade out of these lemon conditions.
I have also been seeing foil spots with wing foil eyes, imagining how to wing at a spot and having my mind blown by the possibilities that will be here with the next storm swell!
In this video I score a couple of really fun peaks that are great foil waves and very different in their shape and rideability. Length of Video – 1:47 (YouTube preview):
The first summer of winging, in a year of deep sorrow, brought me great joy. Uncertainty, chaos, fear, AND super super stoked! Riding the wind has been around forever, and yet this is the first year I really dedicated myself to learning how, or winging is so appealing the only choice for me, was YES! Seeing all my friends either join me in wing foiling or show a palpable curiosity in this new winging adventure, is proof for me that this is special. Who says "no thanks" to endless waves?
Length of Video - 8:12 (YouTube preview):
After 6 months of Wing Foiling I can noticeably feel and see an improvement in my surf foiling. Ballpark this spring and summer of 100 wing sessions averaging 10 miles each is at least 1000 miles of foiling! Best guess is that the previous 3 years of surf foiling I had around 500 miles on the foil. The old saying, "Time on the water...", well time on the foil is huge for skills and mastery.
This video is of one of the best surf foiling days I have had yet. I had 3 peaks all to myself, 300-500 yards rides, s-turns all the way to the beach!
Length of video - 4:10 (YouTube Preview) :
This series has many videos showing how to handle the wing for foil winging. Starting with the basics, on land and then in the water, of picking up the wing and turning it right side up and finishing at the point of ready to get up on the foil. I show and explain various ways of holding the wing, flipping the wing over, and moving forward and turning around without catching the wingtips. I show a few knee starts of getting up on the foil, focusing mainly on the wing handling (I will make a more in depth series on knee starts and getting up on the foil).
Video 1=0:47, Video 2=9:44, Video 3=1:53, Video 4=3:20, Video 5=0:21, Video 6=5:00, Video 7=7:00, Video 8=1:46, Video 9=2:15, Video 10=4:22, Video 11=6:30, Video 12=2:13, Video 13=3:42, Video 14=5:57, Video 15=3:25, Video 16=6:02, Video 17=4:03
These videos show how I carve my own foot hooks for my foil surfboards and wing boards.
I also show how I make the mounting system for my boards.
As well as short videos explaining why I use hooks instead of straps or nothing.
Video 1 = 0:34
Video 2 = 5:33
Video 3 = 0:56
Video 4 = 6:17
Video 5 = 0:56
These videos show how to turn a foil, how foil turns differ from surfboards, and how to turn safely. In the first two videos I breakdown the mechanics of turning a foil. Next an animated explanation of how foil gear size effects lean over and the ability to turn. Then I show videos of me crashing on gear that was to advanced for me to turn safely - what not to do. Followed by videos where I show foil turn scenarios and explain what's going on and how to have more success turning a foil.