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Foil SUP / When Foiling Goes Wrong
« on: February 15, 2020, 09:57:00 AM »
So I thought this might be a fun little topic. A place for stories, and/or pics of when foiling might have taken a little bite out of ya.

I'll lead off with a pic of the results of not paying attention while entering the water with your foil machine....

...courtesy of the rear wing catching your leg when a wave brings the inverted floating board and foil crashing down onto you as you try to stop them from hurtling into the sand.

Let me count the number of dumb moves getting into this so preventable situation...(uh three?)  ::) :(

Classifieds / Go Foil Wings
« on: February 14, 2020, 04:50:35 PM »
Throwing it out there to see if there's any interest in a couple sets of Go Foil wings (no mast).

1. Iwa, Maliko 200, and the Maliko rear wing.

2. Kai front and rear wing.

All are in good condition, and I'd be real negotiable on the price. With the GL180 and 140, I don't see myself riding any of these wings again, and would like for them to not just collect dust on a shelf in my garage.

They're still excellent wings for someone starting out (IMO)...with the exception of the Kai, which is quite fun if you have big enough surf, or for some smaller prone person.

Just testing the waters, shoot me some ideas if interested...they're in SoCal as far as a question wrt shipping cost goes (which for the price I'm willing to let them go for, I'm not paying).  :)

Classifieds / GONG 7M Wing FOR SALE
« on: October 29, 2019, 09:58:37 PM »
Advertising for a friend - he writes:

GONG 7M Wing guaranteed perfect condition, used 6 times with back pack and pump $550 (don't wait 2 months for back orders be winging today !!!) willing to ship if you pay cost from southern cal area
(951) 743-7822

Here's his first time out with it...

...proof that it works just fine.  :)

Foil SUP / "Anatomy of a Breach"
« on: June 28, 2019, 05:25:05 PM »
Saw this on IG, and thought it was interesting how the breach of a tip that instantly pulls in so much air to disrupt the water flow over the wing, and down goes the foil, board, and rider almost immediately after...

Foil SUP / Divinycell PVC Foam Block
« on: May 15, 2019, 11:54:07 AM »
After Googling whatever I could think of to find where I can purchase a Divinycell foam block that folks are using to install track boxes in, and all I've been able to find are sheets of it, and nothing in the block form I'm looking for, and that I know is out there...somewhere.  :(

I know someone here knows where to order it from (or go pick it up in SoOC CA even better), and any help y'all can offer would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Classifieds / Werner Grand Prix 86 Paddles
« on: March 12, 2019, 01:23:53 PM »
Not my paddles, but I do know the person selling them, and bought one from from him several years ago at a great price that I still use, and enjoy today. Anyway, thought I'd post the Craigslist ad here for anyone interested in what appears to me to be a good deal.

Werner Grand Prix 86 SUP paddle 77" long
They are used Team rider paddles in good condition. Reason for sale, he is given new ones every year. There is another Grand Prix 85" long. The money will be used for him to race in Carolina. These are half off of retail. Thanks Chad 949 338 1975 $200.00 each. Cash only Cash only 200.00 each

Pictures in the ad won't load, but can be seen here....

Classifieds / Blue Planet Foil SUP - $1200 (San Clemente)
« on: January 13, 2019, 01:53:55 PM »
OK, same seller, different about this one?


Blue Planet 2018 Easy Foiler.
Ridden twice, like new.

This one I stood on, but at 200 lbs. the 98 liters floated me to basically my knees, and I'm not a paddle pro who can paddle a board submerged a couple feet underwater. But for any of you sub-175 guys, this is a great deal on an truly "almost [brand] new" (delivered mid-Oct, and taken out just twice), super light carbon foil board with mast tracks and Tuttle adapter for any foil setup, and the matching custom bag that came with it.

2018 Blue Planet Easy Foiler on SoCal Craigslist - 6'x27.5"x4" @ 98 a $500 discount on a virtually brand new board.

Classifieds / Foil SUP with helmet and vest. - $300 (San Clemente)
« on: January 12, 2019, 02:50:14 PM »
Not my equipment, but very familiar with it, and can vouch that it's "in like new condition", and an incredible price for someone wanting to try foiling for the first time on a budget, or upgrading their current board with an already "flight tested" one.

Kings foil sup in like new condition.
7'3" X 30" X 4.75" Approx 125 liters.
With like new kayaking helmet and impact floatation vest.


I've flown this board a couple times, and can say that it's stable, paddles well, and flies nicely. Just thought I'd post it so someone here has a chance to jump on it if they've been looking before someone else jumps on it....$300!!! :o 8)

Here's the link to the SoCal Craigslist ad...

Foil SUP / Foiling with Zane
« on: October 08, 2018, 04:40:57 PM »
Had the opportunity to foil, meet up, and talk with Zane, and he's added to my list of "The Good Guys of the Sport". So down to earth, friendly, easy going, and full of stoke. Oh, and he foils pretty good as well. 

I'm sure others must have seen it before, but it was a first for me, and hadn't read about it here so here goes....

Several of us are standing outside just waiting for the next set, and here comes Zane pumping his 6'9" HN at warp speed, and since he had nothing to connect to outside of us....he somehow throws the thing up into the air, and does a complete 360o, lands the board, and then turns to paddle towards us to chat. :o Wow!!

Eventually I think his go-go energy got the best of him, and seeing a little bump forming on the outside he decides it's time to foil. Now I guess it would have been too pedestrian to just paddle out towards it like the rest of us mortals, so he starts digging with his paddle as he begins pumping his board (that's a good 6" to a foot underwater btw), and after maybe a dozen paddle strokes, and pumps...he's up on the foil, and pumping out to the incoming swell, hops on it, and carves it up like he's on a short SUP board, I think forgetting that he had a foil screwed into the bottom of it.

I had to sit down and take a rest just watching him.  ;) ;D  We shared a wave a little later on, and it was a blast following him, and having the best seat in the house to watch him do his thing.  8)

General Discussion / Another SoCal Shark Attack - 9/29/18
« on: September 29, 2018, 06:48:03 PM »
From NBC News:
Boy, 13, attacked by shark off Southern California coast.
The boy "sustained traumatic injuries to the upper torso area" in the attack off an Encinitas beach.

The boy, who was not identified, "sustained traumatic injuries to the upper torso area” in the 6:55 a.m. incident near Beacon's Beach, said Encinitas Lifeguard Capt. Larry Giles. A spokesman for Rady Children's Hospital said he was in critical condition and would undergo surgery Saturday afternoon.

After the attack, the boy was brought back to the beach by three good Samaritans on a kayak. About 30 people had been in the water diving for lobsters on the first day of the season, Giles and a witness said.

The 13-year old boy who was apparently bitten by a shark while free-diving on the first day of lobster season, on Sept. 29. 2018 in Encinitas, California.The 13-year old boy who was apparently bitten by a shark while free-diving on the first day of lobster season, on Sept. 29. 2018 in Encinitas, California.Family photo / via Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego
Lifeguards on scene provided life support before the boy was taken to a trauma center, Giles said. The boy was conscious when he was saved by bystanders and when he was transported by helicopter, he said.

"There was about 30 people in the water, and then we heard this kid scream—and I thought he just, you know, maybe his first bug [lobster], got like a big one and so I was happy for him,” Chad Hammel, one of the kayakers who helped rescue the boy, said.

"And then I kind of heard that 'I got bit,'" Hammel said. "There was a seal swimming around us, and so I kind of put two and two together. When I started paddling towards him and there was a big old, you know, wake of blood behind him."

Once on the kayak, Hammel said the boy’s “entire back was open.” The boy said the shark attacked him from the clavicle and on his back, and the shark's teeth cut part of his cheek.

One of the three men was swimming with his fins and Hammel paddled towards shore, but “the shark followed," Hammel said.

"He wasn't really chasing, but he was kind of waiting to see what was going to happen," he said. It was the boy’s first time out for lobster, Hammel said.

Bystanders said the shark was around 11 feet long, Giles said. The boy was in about 9 feet of water 150 to 200 yards from the beach. One of his parents was on the beach at the time.

"We are concerned about obviously public safety. The beaches are going to be closed down right now," Giles said. "We are asking people not to go into the water."

Bystanders reported there was a seal in the area at the time of the attack, Giles said. Seals are prey for some types of sharks, including great whites. Hammel said "it looked like a white." Officials were working with a marine scientist to determine the type of shark involved.

The boy’s family is requesting privacy but said they appreciate the support they have received, Dr. Tim Fairbanks, division chief of pediatric surgery and trauma surgery at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, said in a statement on their behalf.

"The family is completely focused on their child at this time," Fairbanks said.

He added that the boy was free diving for lobsters when he was attacked.

The waters by beaches were closed from La Costa Avenue around South Ponto Beach south to Swami’s Beach and would remain closed for 48 hours to see if there was any more shark activity in the area, Giles said.

"At this time since the incident, we have not seen any shark activity at all," he said.

A surfing competition down the beach was canceled Saturday, and a sheriff's helicopter was being flown to observe any signs of sharks, among other measures. If there is no more activity spotted, the beach closures could end at 7 a.m. Monday, Giles said.

The attack shocked some people familiar with the waters off Beacon’s Beach. Mike McInnis, who lives nearby, learned to surf there when he was 6 years old.

"I just couldn’t believe it was happening, in my surf break," McInnis said. "I surf here almost every day."

There were a series of possible shark sightings reported off the coast of Oceanside, a city north of Encinitas, in late June, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

Downwind and Racing / PPG Women's vs Men's Board Sizes
« on: September 14, 2018, 10:19:51 AM »
Just out of curiosity I went looking at the PPG website, and when I got to the pricing/registration page, noticed that all of the women's races have a board limit of 12'6" while them men's were "14' & Under"...which I thought was quite interesting given the recent thread here wrt the "WSL announces equal pay for women", and the following discussion about "equality" in the competition venues.

Seems to me that the PPG is (intentionally or not) stating that women can't handle or compete on the larger boards which I think is a big mistake for more than one reason.

So any idea on why they wouldn't just use the same "14' & Under" stipulation, and let the competitors choose which length board they're comfortable on, and feel would give them the best chance against the competition?

Foil SUP / Trying to Make Something Outta Nuttin'
« on: August 22, 2018, 06:30:38 PM »
Yesterday we had just a little weak 1-2' swell, but still ended up to be pretty fun with the foils....

Also, just an FYI if you're filming with a drone. At the 13 second mark when "angledfoil" Ron stand ups and paddles after having ducked...he did that because the drone pilot was flying backward filming, and had no visual on him, and had Ron not seen it coming at him, and ducked under it...he would have rotor blades in the noggin that I'm sure we can all imagine how ugly that might have ended up.  :o :-\ 

Just be careful out there...

General Discussion / Another One Bites The Dust
« on: June 20, 2018, 09:14:43 AM »
While one of the original "pop-out" dealers to show up in our area, they did eventually come around to at least shaping their own boards, and not just buying containers of someone else's copied design...and also offering them in custom shapes, and/or glassed locally by one of the best glassers in the area if you wanted to pay a little more for that. But that seems to be coming to an end, as it appears that Riviera SUPs are indeed closing their doors as has been the rumor on the beach for about a year now.

Going to their website you can find some pretty incredible deals on whatever they have left in stock wrt boards, and some accessories...but most all of their stuff is "Sold Out" now, and it doesn't look like they have any intention of replenishing their supply.

Looks like they're still offering/accepting some "custom" orders, but that's about it in the way of board choices go with the exception of the couple leftover race boards, and one small surf (83 liter) SUP model.

Rivi boards were all over the place just a year or so ago (locally anyway), and were often the "higher end beginner" boards we saw out there, so it's quite an interesting statement on the state of affairs in the SUP industry with them appearing to be bowing out of the competition (both literally, and figuratively), and that's a shame...the Rambos are a good family, and did quite a bit in introducing the sport to quite a few people around here. Sorry to see them go, although Brandon can be seen out on a foil nowadays, so who knows what the future holds for them...Riviera Foils?  ;) :)

Classifieds / Thinning the Quiver
« on: June 19, 2018, 10:06:25 AM »
Time to let go of a couple of my performance SUPs that I'm not using having gone to foiling at the moment.

#1 - Chelu Performance 8'5"x29"x4-3/16" @ 108.9 liters, and 14.5 lbs (w/o fins). Surfs great, is easy to paddle, and quite stable for a board less than 110 liters. Board in is very good condition with just a couple minor dings repaired professionally, and almost unnoticeable unless pointed out. Although not shown in the pictures, it comes with either a quad set of fins or a thruster set up (your choice of one or the other). $600 obo.

#2 - Chelu All-Around 9'4"x29"x4-1/4" @ 125 liters, and 16.5 lbs (w/o fins). Another great surfing SUP, but also a harbor paddler, and just easy to use all around fun, do everything board. Also in very good shape with a couple dings professional repaired, and again hard to see unless you know where they are. Fins also included with board although not shown in the pics. $550 obo

Paddle demos can be arranged locally in San Clemente or Dana Point if desired to see if either or both are right for you before buying.

Click here for pictures...which I can't seem to get to load here for whatever reason(s). >:(

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