Treasure Island often has great swell and consistent wind, also the launch is small and the current can be strong so I recommend advanced skills, the buddy system, and a radio. Treasure Island has a pretty wild history including use of radioactive toxins, explosives, and other dangerous materials (Business Insider, Reuters, SFGate, SFBayview), and it seems toxic nuclear radiation still exits on the island.
Mid Aspect, High Aspect, and True High Aspect Foil Wings – F-One Eagle, Seven Seas, and Phantom Hydrofoils
The other day I test rode a mid aspect foil, a higher aspect foil, and a true high aspect foil wing back to back to back. I made videos contrasting the different feels and my experience and take away on the three different aspect ratios.
Harnesses are a great way to point further upwind and rest the arms and prolong a fun session. Being attached to a powerful wing up high on a tall foil can also be intimidating and lead to a scary fall. In this video tutorial series I show and explain various harnesses and hooks, both metal spreader bars and hooks, and the ding free hooks. I also show how to hook in and hook out in various wind strengths, and on bigger 6 and 8 meter wings. I also go over what can go wrong and how to protect oneself and stay safe.
Flagging out the wing and riding the bumps downwind is the focus of this video series. Covering what to look for and reading the water, techniques to keep riding, and gear selection. These video tutorials were filmed in the San Francisco Bay and Delta. 12 videos.
Folks often ask me who in the San Francisco Bay Area offers lessons, repairs, where to get boards, foils, wings and who has boats or electric foils.
So this page is a list of resources that I know of in the San Francisco Bay Area.
This tail wing video tutorial shows the different tail wing shapes and how they fly. I explain what the different shapes and sizes do, and how they feel when foiling. Also how a beginner can choose the best tail for learning and then what tail to move onto as they progress. Finishing with some talk of bolt patterns and switching between different brands of tails.