Hydrofoiling has quickly become the latest craze in kiteboading, surfing, stand up paddleboarding, windsurfing, and wakesurfing - even to us, it seems to be new and more innovative with every passing season. While hydrofoil riding is newly popular, hydrofoiling in general dates back to 1906, with a hydrofoil boat crafted by Italian engineer Enrico Forlanini. From there, it's moved on to skis, to sit-down foilboards, to kiteboards, then on to nearly all board watersports.
Foilboarding has recently exploded in popularity within the kiteboarding community. With a remarkably efficient design, hydrofoil allow riders to cross into that sub 10 knot threshold while still having a ton of fun. The same logic has been applied to surfing, SUP, wakesurfing, and wakesurfing. Riding above the surface of the water, a foil board gives you the illusion of what can only be described as floating. For kiteboarders in light wind area or other wave riders looking to better maximize marginal conditions/experience something completely new, the foil is the perfect solution.
What to Know About Hydrofoils
What was once a simple choice has now become a convoluted but potentially beneficial choice. Like eating at a cruise-ship buffet the right choice can leave you smiling and satisfied while the wrong one leads to a feeling of sickness and regret. Here is an in-depth look at the designs and benefits of the current kiteboard hydrofoil market. Read more...
Kite Hydrofoil Showdown: Who Wins?
With over 150 foil / board combinations in our catalog, this year there are more options than ever before. This begs the question - which one is right for you? Fortunately we have been in the foil game for a long time now and have tested and analyzed each choice to make it easy for you. Here are our 2017 winners. Every product in our catalog is quite special, but the below foils really impressed us. Read more...