Kite Boarding

Thu, Feb 23, 2017

It used to be that wind surfing was the big deal.  Not anymore.

If you’re out there, it’s kite boarding.  Or kite foiling or hydrofoil kitesurfing or kite foilboarding.  Lot’s of different names.  And here’s a case where a picture is worth a thousand words.

This fellow peddled through our camp last week.  See that thing sticking up from his broad?  That’s a foil.  When he’s at speed, his board is out of the water and he’s barely making a wake.  Nice set-up, eh?  And love those fat tires!

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Today started calm but the wind came up and so did our man.  I watched him cruise by a few times and got a close up.  Here he is all foiled up.  Pretty cool, no?

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And a close-up.

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And a traditional board.  Look at the differences in the wake!  No foil for you!

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