Foil Setup – Angle of Attack and Foot Placement – Surfing

Foil Angle of Attack and Foot Placement for SurfingA video showing how to setup foil Angle of Attack for surfing, and where I put my feet and why. Since adjusting the angle of attack and being very precise with my feet placement my foil surfing has improved big time. I have much more control and I know how to setup my hydrofoil and foot hooks for the conditions - bigger or smaller waves.

I have been having really long rides and breaching way less since setting up my boards this way. Also getting my cutbacks and bottom turns dialed and pumping more. With this improved control I also feel way more confident in a more crowded surf spot.

I am so stoked on foiling and eagerly looking forward to the next swell!

Here is the shorter version of this how to video:

I hope this helps! Also here is the digital protractor I use in this video to measure the angle of my foil.

I also carve my foot hooks out of this recycled foam. Originally I bought my foot hooks from NSI.

And below is the members only longer video, 16 minutes and 53 seconds:
 


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Soloshot 3 – How to Setup and Operate and Securely Lock

Soloshot 3How to setup the Soloshot 3 so it works 100% of the time.  Below are two videos:  1 – is how to setup, calibrate, and be free of interference.  These methods allowed me to overcome a very low success rate to now having the Soloshot 3 work 100% of the time.

The second video is how I securely lock my Soloshot 3 and tripod when at the beach, extend the battery life, protect  the Soloshot 3 from rain fog wind, and wearing the tag armband.

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Clean Beaches with Renewables – Free and Simple

Clean BeachesA Clean Beaches video I made for SUP the Mag.

I started monkeying around with renewable bamboo because I had some poles collecting dust in my garage.  Building with free bamboo seemed better than ordering another couple hundred dollars worth of carbon tubes.  Now that my eyes are open to building with bamboo, wood, and other plants it’s a no-brainer for me to start building with these materials and stay with it even if…

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DIY Wood Surfboard Rack – How to Video

DIY Wood Surfboard RackOver the years living in several different houses my surfboards also needed a home.  Putting them in the rafters or loft of a garage or shed was quick storage but pulling them out was always a hassle.  So I have made several versions of a wall mounted multi-board rack, and I am stoked with this wood rack I am using now.  I made a video tutorial of how I built this wood rack for SUP the Mag.

I built it around 3 years ago and it has held strong and sturdy.  Purchasing an unlimited board required re-configuring the rack to accommodate this 17 foot board.  It was surprisingly easy to rearrange the rack arms.  I am stoked to report the rack has held the weight of 3 downwind boards, 2 sups, and several shortboards totaling about 140 pounds.

Making a rack out of renewable plants is important to me, and I love the smell of wood in my garage:

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Tube City at Ocean Beach – An Epic Surfing Day

Tube City at Ocean BeachI am renaming San Francisco Tube City after seeing so many epic barrels this beautiful warm winter day. Twice in the past three years I have wished I brought a prone shortboard with me, a shallow fast reef break in Maui and this day at Ocean Beach.

Driving to the beach I had no idea it would be hollow and barreling.  The last time I saw this many barrels it was huge and serious…

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Foil Surfing – Beginner Tutorial Series

Foil Surfing TutorialI made a foil surfing tutorial series for SUP The Magazine.  Designed for newbies and beginners.  I made it now when I am still learning myself.  I have found that after I have progressed and developed advanced skills it is challenging to remember how difficult being a beginner was.

Also I suspect down the road will be fun to have a video record of where I was and my thinking about foil surfing.  I wish I had this from my early prone surfing days.  Now it’s hard to imagine not being able to paddle out and catch a bunch of waves and do whatever turns I want…

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