Foil kite surfing is the newest form of kite surfing. These kiteboards have a foil under the board. This is a mast with a front wing and rear wing, connected by the so-called fuselage. To start with hydrofoil kite surfing it is advisable to sail with a short mast. Once you have found the balance and position correct, you can sail with a longer mast. There are different types of kiteboards for hydrofoil kite surfing. In the beginning we recommend a thin and sturdy kiteboard that does not break easily. Once you have mastered foil kitesurfing, you can switch to a foil kiteboard with volume, this gives it a surfy feel and helps you to keep surfing easier if you drop back.
What does my foil kit = board + foil consist of?
There are various foil boards available at Shaka. The first type of foil board is for novice foil kite surfers. This board is hard, very sturdy and very stable. It has a large surface area for buoyancy and is easy to surf.
After you have mastered the balance and timing of foiling you can switch to a foil board with volume, this board is more playful and has the real wave feeling.
Hybrid surf & foil board, you can also mount fins on this board for wave kitesurfing.
There are foils that you can fully adjust and tune and foils that consist of a whole and can no longer adjust. A foil consists of the following parts:
Connection between the board and the mast.
Masts come in different lengths and are generally made of aluminum. In the beginning, short masts are easier to surf. If you are already more experienced then you can use a medium long or long mast to carve even faster and more extreme.
The fuselage is the connection between the frontwing, backwing and mast.
Frontwing & backwing
The aspect ratio (ratio & shape) and mounting of the frontwing & backwing largely determine the properties of the foil. Think of maneuverability, lift, speed, carve properties, surf / wave properties.
Do you have a question about a foil kiteboard or would you like to test a foil set? Feel free to contact us or drop by our kitesurf shop in Scheveningen.
Do you want to buy a foil kiteboard? Then look between our foil kiteboards.