Erlend M B wrote: ↑
Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:34 pm
I've been seeing a lot of kai lenny videos lately, and really want to try surfing ocean swell with a hydrofoil. I have a noble freestyle hydrofoil. I think the wing has a lower "ar" (if that is the right word for foils) than the foils kai lenny is using. Has anyone tried surfing ocean swell with a kite surfing hydrofoil? Will my foil work, or does it require a longer wing?
Your wing is 835 cm2 and probably a pretty normal cambered wing.
Which means it is really big in "normal" hydrofoil terms, but of course a bit small in pure foil surfing (SUP) terms.
That it has lower AR, meaning less glide, does not mean anything for wavesurfing, on the contrary - it will turn better than those with higher AR and start just as early.
So it should work okay I would think, can be used for tow in foil surf and also as a light wind kitefoil.
But you have to be quite good of course, when not huge sized