This foil surfing project has been 10 months in the making for me, and it really got going yesterday. First time ever riding a foil or having any experience with a tuttle box. Big learning curve for me.
I felt anxious as soon as I decided this day was the day to try it. I had no baseline to even guess what I was in for. Paddling out and going for a wave was a rush, and I never thought I would be terrified in knee high gutless mushy waves.
Looking forward to trying DW foiling here in the San Francisco Bay. I suspect this will open up a whole new area of wave riding. Thousands of wind waves go unridden and the bay is often empty of any wave riders. Foiling could change this, literally creating surf spots overnight where they have never been before.
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Great video, youre really going well.
Theres no need to lean back as the angle of the wave face changes to provide lift. also side by side balance improves with speed, a bit like riding a bike.
Thanks Brett! Great insight, that helps my understanding of how foils function, the bike analogy makes sense to me also.