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The new Axis 1300 front wing wasn't design with flatwater pumping in mind. It was made for ligh wind wingfoiling and downwind, and it should be absolutely smoking on those conditions. And that why it's not very similiar to the 1150 (different aspect ratio, lower area, volume and also different foil section).

Nevertheless it's an amazing wing for pumping and surfing small bumps.

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Axis Foils
« on: January 03, 2021, 11:04:03 AM »
My friend Tiago dock starting the High Performance Series 980 despite only being 1253 cm2:
https://fb.watch/2NPpGTmIq4/

And doing the same with the HPS 1050:
https://fb.watch/2NPtpxLon9/

And surfing with the 1050:
https://fb.watch/2NPwzwu1x5/

Can't wait to try my 980!

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SUP boards, wing boards, prone boards, complete and interchangeable foil setups and a big range of wings...


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My friend Tiago went on a FREAK mode this week!

First he pulled a wingfoil dock start:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CGDQp_hHsu5/

And then, he went for the 2 minutes dock start challenge but actually made it for 2.30 minutes!
https://www.instagram.com/p/CGH5H1InDVq/

He was using the new Axis Foils 1150 wing, big pump machine!

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Sessions / Re: SUP at the Kelly Slater Surf Ranch
« on: June 22, 2020, 11:40:28 AM »
Awsome!

Can't to see also the fooatge from Anthony Maltese at the Waco wave pool (although totally different kind of wave and also of surfer).

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A lot of my friends have both the 75 and 90 cm masts. A 90 cm seems better for dealing with chop and goin high speeds.

Here's a friend of mine last weekend going full speed on a 90 cm mast (900 wing and standard fuse): https://www.facebook.com/axisfoilsportugal/videos/396500671275650/

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Axis Foils
« on: June 19, 2020, 10:31:19 AM »
We had a 1150 pre-production wing here in Portugal. And my friend that's an expert on downwind and wing. This was his veredict:

"A mandatory wing for downwind. Used it in light downwind (10 knots) and it suprised me a lot; super easy lift, keeps the speed while flying with no oscilations or vibrations, which is impressive for it's huge span. Flight speed is moderate but I was able to pass to the bump ahead of me. Ok manouverablility."

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Foil SUP / Re: What do people want in a foil?
« on: June 19, 2020, 10:25:58 AM »
The guys are loving the 1010 for wingfoiling in light winds and also downwind in the breeze.

Here's a friend of mine yesterday: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=340137070303116

Anyway, the future is to have a quiver, just like in other sports. You have a few wings (2, 3, 4 or even more) and trade them depending on what you will do that day (SUP, prone, downwind, wing, pump), etc. That's why modular foils sets work great!

P.S. I'm loving the Axis 1000 on the waves! Can really go for steep drops without popping out with no control and I rarely breach (only when I do mistakes). Awesome speed and pumping. I'm not carving on it (still on a learning phase), but I can change direction easily. My quiver right now is the 920, 1020 and 1010, but in the near future it will be the 1000, the 1010 and the 1150.

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The situation is very alarming and don't trust your Clown in Chief. Listen to the main scientists and trust the news coming from more mainstream media (and avoid FOX News, Breibarts, etc).

In Portugal, all schools are closed since last week, as well as most shops and people are working from home. Beaches are closed (because on the first day colleges closed the weather was great and thousands went to Carcavelos beach in Lisbon) and surfing, SUP and all nautical activities are forbidden. And physical borders are closed, except for products transport and people living in Portugal (or people that live in Spain and want to get back).

I'm currently on quarantine at home since the 11th with my family and fortunatly I live in a house with a garden and pool (most European live in flats). My bother in law is in induced coma due to a pneumonia provoked by the Convide-19. He is 50 and was not in a risk group, so things are very real and dangerous. My nephew also has the virus (he is 6) but he only had a milf fever and is OK. Me and my family are being monitered by a health delegated, that contact us everyday to know if we are ok and to know our temperature.

The ideia behind everyone staying at home is that the cases are most spread out in time and not all concentrated at the same time putting unberable pressure on the health system. Even with not many cases (compared to other countries) here and only one death at the moment, the system in under immense. Risky tasks or sports should be avoived to prevent accidents and more people going to the hospital.

We are fortunate to have a free health care system in Portugal, and even the private hospitals are cooperating in this situation, but if the situation escalates there's a possibility that the government forces the private hospitals to provide free or cheap health care to the infected. This situation in similar to other European countries.
 
We must do all that we can to keep the number of infected low adn to do everything we can to keep the risk groups safe. When the Covid-19 initially reached Italy, most people didn't went into social restriction mode and the virus spread rapidly, reaching the elderly very fast. Italian doctors, since they can't save or treat everyone infected, are now following an emergency protocol where people above 80 years are not being treated as well as many others, in order to save others, so this gives you a real perspective of the current situation.

Stay safe, everyone!!!

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Bueno, Norte...  Very smooth.  Was that a breach at 1:02?  Also, did not look like much wind...

Jim

Yeah. I think the breach was because he looked at the camera  ;D I think you can see it in the video.

It was quite light, and since it was in the river and there's cities on both sides, it was sometims gusty and other times with virtually no wind. He was making the most out of it even with a 4 meters wing.

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My friend Tiago Campos on a wingfoil session this week at Douro River, in Porto, Portugal.

He was using the Ozone WASP 4 meters, Axis Foils 1000 front wing and SIC Mako Foil 6'5 (he's loving the board!).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGHRIEcz3xQ

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SUP General / Re: Nazaré
« on: February 11, 2020, 11:02:47 AM »
Alex was unconscious from the wipeout and they found him facing down on the water, and was reanimated on the sand. He was rushed to the hospital and he is now consious and recovering.

It only shows how crazy is Nazaré, they were hit by two massive waves coming from the side, and not from the ocean.

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=193967371807125

During the WSL event I was making the most of the swell 200 km North foiling some small perfect waves that were breaking inside the Douro River, in Porto.

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SUP General / Re: Breath holding in surf
« on: February 01, 2020, 03:26:29 AM »
Did a half a day training course a few years ago with guys that train most surfers in Nazaré (Wave Crushers - Training System) and it was simply amazing how much I improved my breath-holding techniques. Most of the exercices were dynamic and to push you even further, and it's amazing how much anyone can hold their breathe changing only a couple of things and how much of it it's simply mental.
Recommend anyone that goes in the water to do something like, even if you don't surf anything above overhead waves.

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Gear Talk / Re: Medium to Higher End Inflatable Performance on Flatwater
« on: January 02, 2020, 08:13:01 AM »


I'm really interested in their new Marlin foil/sup board but i can't find any information on their 2020 line other than a catalog with many tempting boards but no release date on ordering or any info really.  I really like my 13'2" redpaddleco board. The battens stiffen it noticeably compared to the our Costco cheapies (Bodyglove Performers, just sold), and with an actual straight fin you can paddle on one side more than 4 times.  ;)

You can fin more info about the Marlin on this link with several photos of the board. I already have one in stock, but full foil range should be available in February: https://supnorte.com/produto/sic-maui-marlin-foil-convertable-78/

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Foil SUP / Re: Short standup boards - what’s out there?
« on: December 30, 2019, 08:30:09 AM »
There's a lot of options now. SIC is launching it's new foil board range now. Mark Raaphorst has been making foilboards in Maui for a long time now and some of his designs are going into production now. Amazaing construction: full PVC Sandwich with Carbon and Kevlar with high density reinforcements around all inserts and boxes.
Sizes:
6'0 x 28.5" - 104 liters
6'5 x 27" - 114 liters
7'8 x 29.5" - 127 liters (this one is an all wave sports board, with surf fins boxes and mast insert)

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