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Classifieds / Wanted 7' to 7'6" FoilBoard with Tuttle Box
« on: May 22, 2020, 05:46:19 PM »
A friend and surf amigo is looking to get into Foiling.  He is looking for a 7' to 7' 6" foil board ~ 125 liters with Tuttle Box.

Does anyone have anything in the San Francisco Bay area.

These specifications are actually my recommendations for:

1) A board to learn to Wing Foil on
2) A board to learn to Surf Foil on
3) A board that can eventually be used for Bigger Waves as he progresses.

Thanks,

Beasho

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General Discussion / Paddle in Place
« on: April 27, 2020, 08:30:25 AM »
My daughter Ruby suggested she didn't want to surf.  Then someone suggested an adventure paddle. 

From Montara, CA to our house.  She was game for that.

My son, Quinn, drove us to Montara and we did the gentle downwinder.  It was only blowing ~ 5 knots.  The start was brutal.

6 to 10 foot faces at dead low tide.  We launched exactly where Frosty taught Jay Moriarity (in the Movie) to learn to read the current.  The current was ripping and I got wiped out going to wrong way around the rocks.  The GoPro 360 caught the action with an extremely steady hand.

A terrible beginning led to a gentle ending our our doorstep nearly 8 miles later.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5Gh3NrQT3I

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Random / COVID-19 Data Model Updated Daily
« on: March 18, 2020, 01:15:35 PM »
I worked frantically over the weekend to get data and to get a perspective on this COVID-19 virus.

I shared some screen shots on Facebook and people appreciated the DATA.  My Microsoft Expert friends, Kellan and Rob at PowerPivotPro.com offered to host.

I will improve the views but if this helps anyone who wants to see the tail of the comet GREAT!  Feel free to Share. 

This is updated DAILY and is INTERACTIVE.

https://app.powerbi.com/view?r=eyJrIjoiNzExYmM2ZWQtZWVmMS00OTI1LWE1NzYtMTU2OTk3ZGE4ZjMyIiwidCI6IjQzODE2ODE2LTY0OTYtNDU4My1iMmVmLWU5Y2U3MTg1NjI4MCIsImMiOjF9&fbclid=IwAR2WFQVgpluQNy6vBDeaBMS98Njnl6Igb3HR1bvqxEPOESxdzuJOOGEGz7g

Will provide these views:

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Foil SUP / First to FOIL MAVERICKS
« on: March 12, 2020, 07:46:09 AM »
Buoys were 11 feet at 14 seconds. Wind finally dropped. I paddled out at Sunset to Mavericks.

Was feeling confident then I got CLIPPED!!!!! That shaved my confidence back a bit.

Took an hour and then caught this FLAMING BAZOOKA. Foiled for 500 yards. OMG! OMG! OMG!

From the GoPro perspective anything that breaks the horizon is over my head ~ 6 feet. I am flying full tilt on a 2 foot mast. Call it the top 8 feet making the drop on what was minimum 15 foot face.

The last prone surfer was paddling in and I said "Hopefully I'll pass you on my way in." And I did.

GoPro MAX VR (Virtual Reality) You can change perspective, pause and look around. GoFoil GL140 on a 7' 4" Big Wave Gun  :o

https://youtu.be/GRoH6MVWZTM

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General Discussion / GoPro $1 Million Challenge and Review
« on: February 08, 2020, 06:26:59 AM »
GoPro was started in Half Moon Bay, Ca by Nick Woodman.  A few years ago he was the highest paid CEO in America.

GoPro has since crashed back to Earth but not without changing the way we view our world.  Good for them.  Good for Nick.

Good for me, SupTheCreek, Clay, OkiWild and the rest who struggle with new technology, failed batteries, leaks, water droplets, forgotten memory cards, crashed computers, bad angles, 'forgot to push record', and hours upon hours of editing to share our experiences with the planet.

This was the 2020 GoPro $1M Challenge.  Each entrant won an equal share of $1M.  $22K a piece.

https://youtu.be/MKunD8H3G-8   

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Foil SUP / Foiling Perfection
« on: January 27, 2020, 03:18:43 PM »
Fewer than 1 in 1,000 surfers will ever ride a minute long wave.  Probably fewer than 1 / 10,000 will ride a minute long wave and cover more than 500 yards.

This weekend EVERY WAVE WAS THIS GOOD.   It was FANTASTIC on the foil.  10 / 10.

8 Waves ridden covering 2.5 miles in 10.0 cumulative minutes.  Average 550 yards, longest 675 yards.  Average Speed 15.0 mph.

I eventually pulled out the Camera.  Hero8 stabilized.  Need to do something about the lens but WOW!

Beasho and Jeff Clark.  Catching 8 to 10 footers on the outside then flying free.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cm1Obon1f0A

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Classifieds / Wanted: GoPro Session 5
« on: December 02, 2019, 08:51:29 PM »
Looking to buy a GoPro Hero Session 5.

Wanted one in working order with active WiFi connection.

Thanks

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Foil SUP / Foil SurfMachines
« on: November 21, 2019, 09:09:11 PM »
My newest foil amigo Josh has been foiling for ~ 6 month.

He started on a 7' 4" L41 using GoFoil Maliko 200.  He spent many, many sessions working the periphery of the power zone gently easing into the waves.

He was asking about shorter SUP foilboards and I recommended either: Easy Foiler, Jimmy Lewis, Kalama or DW's Foil SurfMachines. 

I recommend these boards because they are among the few that have boxes that don't break.  (I have gone through 7 box failures - Not fun).

He ordered a 5' 11" from DW and was up and flying right away WITH A STRAP.  Really impressive transition to a short, short board.

https://youtu.be/4sBS7PFkVhw 

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General Discussion / Mavericks Competition is BACK ON!
« on: October 22, 2019, 06:23:24 AM »
I wonder if they will recognize SUP's.

I have a friend on the committee.  Maybe I can twist his arm.

https://www.theinertia.com/surf/the-mavericks-contest-is-back-and-is-guaranteed-to-run-in-2019-2020-heres-how/

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The race is supposed to be on this Friday.  Should be a good one:

https://www.appworldtour.com/post/red-bull-heavy-water-2019

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Cabrinha Anyone?
« on: October 12, 2019, 07:02:26 AM »
Yeah:! No S--t Pete.

But he may have just said it most succinctly with the best radio voice out there.

How do these stack up?  I have been leaning towards an F-1 5 meter BUT Cabrinha has been at it a long time too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAgjH8fIJzw

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Foil SUP / Tuttle Choices
« on: September 20, 2019, 07:19:29 AM »
Tuttles, tuttles on my bench. 

Who is the fairest of them all?

Upper Left - Kings Paddleboard - Handmade in SoCal
Lower Left - 1st Tuttle installed by Stretch in my 8' L41.  Board broke I extracted Tuttle
Upper Right - GoFoil Tuttle purchased from MacKite.  $87.95  (WINNER)
Lower Right - 1st generation tuttle cassette.   Smaller a bit thin walled with an interesting wooden sandwich strategy going on.

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Foil SUP / Flying with one hand OFF the paddle
« on: September 18, 2019, 06:49:08 AM »
As a traditional SUP'r I would scoff at the notion of taking a hand off the paddle when surfing the wave.

It just looked Kooky!

However my primary foil amigo Jeff Clark has been taking his hand off the paddle and flying with one hand holding the paddle almost since inception.  He claims he learned it from Kai Lenny watching Kai catch a wave on a prone foil board at Cowells and using his arms to 'surf' the foil board.  It is hard to debate the perspective of this duo.

Last weekend I started to take my hand off the paddle and I am thinking it is 15% better.  This is ESPECIALLY true on SMALL foil boards.  When the inertia of the board is reduced there is much, much less of a need for the paddle as a stabilizer and control lever.

Sample here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wPfJp4_5Mg

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Foil SUP / Riding SHORT Foil SUPs
« on: September 10, 2019, 06:29:41 AM »
I recently acquired a 6' 2" Jeff Clark foil SUP.

The benefits are that it is LIGHT with extremely low swing weight e.g. moment of inertia.

That said when I got on the board it was like re-learning how to catch a wave.  I spent more than an hour and couldn't catch a single wave (this after 300+ sessions foiling).  Any weight on the front foot would sink the nose and instantly pearl the board. 

You need to take off with your feet in the near perfect riding position e.g. back foot on or near where back strap would be. 

These short SUPs are the only way we can hope to pump and keep up with the younger prone crowd.  All advice welcome.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EUGX9_zD5c


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Foil SUP / Next Level Foiling with Small Tail
« on: June 18, 2019, 02:04:46 PM »
I have been testing big (ger) wings with small tails for a while.  I found that the GoFoil IWA flies ‘OK’ with the small tail until you move your front foot back, way back.  Then it flies great.

The tail serves as a STABILIZER.  My go-to setup has been the IWA with the KAI rear wing and tall mast.  With this setup I rarely if ever overfoil.

Since the winter is over the size has come down.  It was small enough recently, 4 to 5 foot faces, that I installed the Maliko 200 on the Tall mast with KAI tail.  I had never flown the BIG wing with the small tail.  However I figured I would give it a try.

IT WAS FANTASTIC! It flew.  It flew really, really well.  The key is having the ability to shift you front foot BACK 4 – 5 INCHES from the usual takeoff stance.

I have had great results with the Cabrinha adjustable straps.  It extends up to 11” and allow for 5 inches of adjustability on my front foot.   
The smaller tail reduces the stabilization effect allowing for a more twitchy, pumpy feel.  AND the Big Wing didn’t feel slow and lumbering. 

Here I was flying on the IWA with KAI tail.

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