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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Epic Day!
« on: February 19, 2023, 06:17:51 PM »
Amazing day, got about 42 miles on foil and 3 hours 36 minutes (according to the Waterspeed app 😏). Did not go out intending to go that far… that I was only out for 1:45ish. 😁

Hello! We will be taking a trip to the North Shore of Oahu and have been there several times but have not winged it sup foil. I am aware of P. Point to sup foil although very busy when the lessons start.

Looking for more info on Mokuleia Beach to wing? Any tips… where to go out, reef spots, other considerations?




Headed to Cannon Beach, Oregon for Presidents Weekend and was wondering if any good spots to wing or SUP foil? I’ve been to Smugglers Cove and didn’t know of that is the only spot.

And taking the 1099/375 with ultra short set up. After Pono’s write up, it could be some good cannon balls!!


Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Axis 1099
« on: February 04, 2022, 06:27:10 PM »
I have the 1150 (known as 🦄) and purchased the 1099. I’m around 185 lb and closer to 200 lb with wetsuit and gear on. I hope it can hold me up for winging and SUP foil surfing!!

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Not Surprised
« on: January 16, 2022, 11:34:55 AM »
Funny how things come full circle…

The new Horue set up is a bi wing config. The other picture posted is a bi wing set up tried 4 years ago. Not close with fit and finish and maybe the Horue design will be the cats knees.

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Light Wind Equipment
« on: October 26, 2021, 09:41:57 PM »
I have learned a lot through this forum so thank you for the posts and tips. Being inland in the Spokane, Washington area as well as being confined to sports as a weekend warrior and after about a year on the water winging I think I’ve dialed in a great light wind set up.
1) 6 m F one strike. Went from 6 m Ozone and 9 m Gong. The 6 m f one CWC has great low end power and can handle winds in the mid 20’s.
2) Harness. I use an NSI and there are several out there to use. Even having come from zero wind background, I used it on my first attempts both strong and weak side. It saves my shoulders and allows a better angle upwind. Last weekend I learned to use it in the twisted or toeside stance. Love it!
3) Axis 1150/460 (many other can work) with a short fuselage and went from a 75 cm mast to 90 cm mast (love the 90 cm for higher winds).
4) Board. I went for a 5’6” to a 5’3” HIPE to a custom 6’2” Kings Paddle Sports flat back, steep rails, and smooth bottom. The board is balanced so well it carves better than the other boards which I found as a bonus! I was also able to sup foil surf SanO picking it up in San Diego a week ago and was able to get into waves out front, fence line, sunrise, and even Nukes.

Have others found the harness allows the rider to use a larger wing because it can handle the gusts and power better as well? Last weekend was a break through weekend with winds at 17-18 mph gusting to the low 30’s and I was loving it with the 6 m CWC and harness…

Wow, a break through day in the inland northwest!! My current set up is an Axis 1150/460 75 mast and short fuselage on a Gong HIPE 5’3”. I’m roughly 185 lbs. current wings are 6 m Ozone and 9 m Gong. We have lower winds up here so need the horsepower.
Bought the 6 m F one Cwc and rode it today. Hit multiple jibes and worked on switching my feet weak side to strong side. Winds ranged from 15-30 plus with gusts. I rode with a harness for save my shoulders. With this wing I barely used the harness and my shoulders are fine. It is weird how much low end it has and yet does not rip you out of your shorts in gusts. It seems like this wing has a super wide range. So awesome!!

Disclaimer- I am a total newbie to wing foiling. Can now get up strong and weak side and do strong side turns to twisted stance every now and then. I am 6’1” 185 and am on a 6 m ozone and 9 m aging with a a 5’3” HIPE. I have ZERO wind experience. In fact, I used to despise it.

My experience in winging has been awesome and I have had several shoulder and hip surgeries from my previous life sit down hydrofoilling. I went to look for a relief for my shoulders and ran across a great company out of Bend, Oregon called North Shore Inc. called and placed an order for a wing harness and hook. I also ordered a harness strap.

Hooked it up to the ozone 6 m and used it on my first flight today both strong and weak side. Even used it in the twisted stance. Went for almost 2 hours and could still drive home. This IS the answer for people with bad shoulders. If I can do it then about anyone could. NSI FTW!!

I’ve wing foiled about 15-20 times. I am pretty proficient heelside (strong) using an Ozone 6 or Gong 9. Flew low aspect wings (Gong XXL rise and Kings 36”) and went to the MFC 1600 on a 25” mast. Again, heel side (strong can fly).

My weak side can only sail and gain upwind advantage. When I gain flight weak side  I end up getting the wing dipping forward and I fall into it. Haven’t really tried toe side all that much but get ruined and go downwind.

Any tips before I put the gear up for sale?

Ben (Darthfern)

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Gorge Question
« on: November 14, 2020, 07:02:00 AM »

So we are getting into winging and live in Spokane, Wa. We just drove to the Oregon Coast and passed Arlington on the way. It is about an hour closer to Spokane than Hood River and looked like a great place to wing. Any thoughts on winging in spots further east on the Columbia?


Foil SUP / Tri and Bi Rear Wing Configurations
« on: October 27, 2019, 04:42:04 PM »
This was done for the river foiling today and worked wonderful! The flow is tiny and barely surfable but I was able to fly on the 10” mast. The wing in the middle towards the mast is key. At higher flows won’t need this... time to play with different set ups! It turned really well and was not sluggish.

SUP General / Fin Placement
« on: June 10, 2019, 06:35:07 PM »

I have a board with a quad fin set up and bought a set of twin fins to try out. Where should I place the larger twin fins, in the back closer to the tail or in the front ones further from the tail?

Thanks and sorry if this has already been posted or in the wrong thread.  ;)

Foil SUP / New Board!!
« on: December 08, 2018, 01:18:09 PM »
This is a King’s 5’2” board. It’s designed for the river but surfs amazing in the ocean!! We were at SanO and it was my 9th day on the ocean. Was able to catch a lot of waves once I figured it out. I’m no pro but the short light board is amazing. I also have a custom 36 inch front wing and it flies like a dream. I’m 6’2” and 180 lbs (no foot straps).

Classifieds / King's Foil Board 6'10" x 28" x 110L
« on: November 28, 2018, 07:02:35 PM »
I'll be in the San Diego area 12/7-12/10 and the board will be at King's Paddle Sports. Other than that, I'm in Spokane, Wa. $700



Classifieds / Go Foil Tuttle Adapter
« on: November 28, 2018, 06:58:51 PM »
Never been used. $75



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