Must say I disagree hugely, with those saying that a surfboard and hydrofoilboard jibe is about the same
A very important topic for those new to foilboards I think.
You will learn quite fast to ride straight, even on high AR fast foils.
But when you can ride your first a bit longer tacks straight without falling, and you try to jibe - it goes horribly wrong the first many many times (for me, and I dont think that is much different for others).
You will fall "out" of the turn often, and when you try to "surf" around, leaning on the inside rail and into the turn, you will fall "in" and down instead.
Because the turn is carried out by a horizontal yaw movement instead - so very very opposite and different from a surfboard.
On a surfboard you can easily recover every fall by simple putting more or less weight on the rail.
This is natural, because if you lean forward (about to fall inside f.ex), the weight on the rail will automatically recover you from falling - and the same goes if you put weight on your heels.
So a simple autorecovery that we all know from surfing and deep snow boarding and windsurfing.
This does not work at all on a hydrofoil whatsoever - here you have to learn a whole new set of very different recovery actions, by controlling the board by a yaw action.
This comes in time, and also used when going straight and in waves - so you can suddenly ride relaxed and counteract also when you loop the kite both ways around.
Very very different from a surfboard !
Then we have the wind, which the board overtakes very very often - this is NOT the case when jibing a surfboard, where you always have tight lines because of much higher windspeed, and more drag meaning less boardspeed.
So being able to handle the kite versus the arc when foiling around is VERY different from jibing a surfboard in this respect too
Even when not foiling, the handling (and jibes) are totally opposite, as you have a stable "anchor" in the water on the foil, that will lock the board so you have to balance on the board, whereas on a surfboard you are free to operate the board in any angle you want, instantly, for corrections, so much easier as YOU balances the board, and not the board that need you to balance.
About the same difference as a surfboard versus a huge finned raceboard, very different handling at high speeds when jibing - just even more extreme on a hydrofoil.
So I find the techniques to be extremely different, thus you (I) can not turn around as soon as I had learnt to go straight, because of this difference.
Still there now and then, but as your body learns to handle the foil, it comes and more natural now, but still two totally different ways IMO.
Odd that we have so different observations on this - but maybe because some of you have logged so many hours now, that you dont think of it (remember it) but just do it ?