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Foil

Foil

Hydrofoiling has become the latest craze in kiteboarding, surfing, stand up paddleboarding, windsurfing, and wakesurfing. Even to us, it seems to still be new and more innovative with every passing season. While hydrofoil riding seems new, hydrofoiling actually dates back to 1906, with a hydrofoil  boat crafted by Italian engineer Enrico Forlanini. From there, it's moved on to Olympic sailing, skis, sit-down foilboards, kiteboards, and then on to nearly all board watersports.

Foilboarding has recently exploded in popularity within the watersports community. With an efficient design, hydrofoils allow riders to cross into that sub-10 knot threshold while still having a ton of fun with a kite. The same logic has been applied to surfing, SUP, windsurfing, 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 areas or wave riders looking to better maximize marginal conditions or simply experience something completely new, the foil is the perfect solution.

So, what are the differences in these hydrofoils?

KITEBOARDING HYDROFOILS AND FOILBOARDS

  • Long mast (30-40") to handle waves and chop
  • Short fuselage for tight turns and quick pitch adjustment
  • Full range of wing sizes to adapt for speed, conditions, and riding style.
  • Track box is the most popular type of board connection
  • Most boards range in size from 3'6-5'
  • Most boards have the option to mount footstraps or hooks

SURFING HYDROFOILS AND FOIL SURFBOARDS

  • Shorter masts (20-30") to allow for small wave riding without hitting the bottom.
  • Short fuselage for tight turns and quick pitch adjustment
  • Wing sizes range from large to very large. 
  • Both track boxes and tuttle style boxes are common.
  • Most boards range in size from 4'5"-7'6"
  • Added volume aids in early paddle entry on smaller boards
  • No footstrap mounting options for most

SUP HYDROFOILS AND SUP FOILBOARDS

  • Shorter masts (20-30") to allow for small wave riding without hitting the bottom.
  • Short fuselage for tight turns and quick pitch adjustment
  • Wing sizes range from large to very large. 
  • Both track boxes and tuttle style boxes are common
  • Most boards range in size from 6'-10'
  • Added volume aids in early paddle entry on smaller boards and additional stability when paddling
  • Footstrap mounting options are available on some custom boards

WAKEFOILS AND WAKEFOIL BOARDS

  • Short masts (15"-30") to handle chop and steep wakes
  • Short fuselage for tight turns and quick pitch adjustment
  • Full range of wing sizes to adapt for speed, rope-less riding, wake size, and riding style.
  • Track box is the most popular type of board connection
  • Most boards range in size from 3'6-5'
  • Most boards have the option to mount footstraps or hooks

WINDSURF FOILS AND WINDSURF FOILBOARDS

  • Long mast (30-40") to handle waves and chop
  • Long fuselage for stability and pitch stability
  • Full range of wing sizes to adapt for speed, conditions, and riding style. 
  • Tuttle is the most popular type of board connection
  • Most boards range in size from 5'-8' with some models as long as 12'
  • Most boards have the option to mount footstraps or hooks

Hydrofoil wing size suggestions for surfing, wakefoil, kiteboarding, SUP, and windsurfing

 An in depth look at wing dimensions across all brands and their predominant uses.

 

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    Takuma

    $31.00 - $37.00
    Takuma Kujira Front Wing Cover This cover is designed to protect your front wing and is available in different sizes: 750-980 / 1210 / 1440 / 1900 Back Wing Cover is an optional add-on and fits sizes: 178 / 218 / 220 
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    F-One

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    FUSELAGE CARBON XX-SHORT The FUSELAGE CARBON is an essential complement to the F-ONE Monobloc carbon wings. It connects with the front wing behind the TITAN mast slot in an area where the loads are reduced. Still, the shape of the connection is inspired...
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    F-One Carbon Fuselage X-Short

    F-One

    $170.00
    FUSELAGE CARBON X-SHORT The FUSELAGE CARBON is an essential complement to the F-ONE Monobloc carbon wings. It connects with the front wing behind the TITAN mast slot in an area where the loads are reduced. Still, the shape of the connection is inspired...
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    AXIS Wake Thief Edition Complete Foil

    Axis

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    Naish

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    NoLimitz Carbon Mast with Takuma Adaptor - All Sizes NoLimitz Carbon Mast with Takuma Adaptor - Complete

    NoLimitz Carbon Mast with Naish Adaptor

    NoLimitz

    $1,200.00
    The NoLimitz Foil Mast No Compromises. Stiffer. Lighter. Faster. Stronger.  After 30 years of producing high quality carbon fiber aerospace parts, Innovative Composite Engineering is proud to offer the...
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    NoLimitz

    $1,200.00
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    NoLimitz Carbon Mast with Phantasm Adaptor

    NoLimitz

    $1,200.00
    The NoLimitz Foil Mast No Compromises. Stiffer. Lighter. Faster. Stronger.  After 30 years of producing high quality carbon fiber aerospace parts, Innovative Composite Engineering is proud to offer the...
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    NoLimitz Carbon Mast with Takuma Adaptor - All Sizes NoLimitz Carbon Mast with Takuma Adaptor - Complete

    NoLimitz Carbon Mast with F-One Adaptor

    NoLimitz

    $1,200.00
    The NoLimitz Foil Mast No Compromises. Stiffer. Lighter. Faster. Stronger.  After 30 years of producing high quality carbon fiber aerospace parts, Innovative Composite Engineering is proud to offer the...
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    NoLimitz Carbon Mast with Takuma Adaptor - All Sizes NoLimitz Carbon Mast with Takuma Adaptor - Complete

    NoLimitz Carbon Mast with Axis Adaptor

    NoLimitz

    $1,200.00
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  • F-One 4-Point Foil Mount Adapter Plate

    F-One 4-Point Foil Mount Adapter Plate

    F-One

    $99.00
    4-POINT FOIL MOUNT ADAPTER The 4-point foil mount adapter is specifically designed to work with the ROCKET AIR’s 4-point system. This adapter lets you mount any top plate to the ROCKET AIR, and thus allows you to ride this board with any foil on...
    $99.00
  • Freedom Fusion Foilboard Freedom Fusion Foilboard - Front View

    Freedom Fusion Foilboard

    Freedom Foil Boards

    $1,049.99
    FUSION Built to Fuse the style and capabilities of both surf & foil, The Fusion is specifically designed for controlled connections with the surface of waves. With a longer, thinner and narrower profile this board is geared to be ultra responsive...
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  • Takuma Kujira 1095 Wing Set Takuma Kujira 1095 Wing Set - Together

    Takuma Kujira 1095 Wing Set

    Takuma

    $1,099.00
    Kujira 1095 wing set Includes: 1095 Front Wing / 178 Back Wing / Screw set / Travel case Endless gliding Delivering a new perception of foiling with exceptional glide and fast top-end speed. The intelligent design allows it to maintain a high level of...
    $1,099.00
  • Wingnut Board Bag - Front View Wingnut Board Bag - Flat

    Freedom Wingnut Board Bag

    Freedom Foil Boards

    $149.99
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  • Freedom Air Foot Strap Set Freedom Air Foot Strap Set - On Board - Angle View

    Freedom Air Foot Strap Set

    Freedom Foil Boards

    $79.99
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