[The Wing In Ground-effect was how I thought that might be done.
If they made a 70 cm wide wing section designed to skim at 20cm above the water, t
hat might help keep the board flat and skimming above the water on a hydrofoil.
Its just an idea, but it would be interesting if someone built one to see if it would work.
I'm not convinced just because of the lateral force induced by the kite and transmitted to the board via the rider's body.
It would be like kiteracing on a skimboard, easy close to the shore but what happens offshore with the swell ?
Then, if you improve the skimboard ground effect by better "flight" characteristics, how would you oppose the kite lateral traction ?
So, because this subject is off topic, to gather ideas, I have launch a new post:
where eveybody can contribute and propose ideas he/she has in mind :http://www.kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2376188