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Things have been crazy since we got back but yes, it was a fun trip.  I didn't plan the trip and for some reason got it in my head we'd be staying on the north shore.  We did not, in fact, we stayed on the west side of the island.  Oahu has some really fun places to wing and foil.  Unfortunately,  I didn't a chance to shoot any footage.  I foiled 3 times and winged once in Oahu and then popped over to Maui and foiled there as well.  Maui was fun as always.  The spots near the airport are still some of the most fun waves I've ever foiled. 

All in all it was fun but not epic. 

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Foil SUP / Is there a good place to foil on the north shore of Oahu?
« on: December 22, 2020, 07:31:53 PM »
Iím flying to Oahu tomorrow and staying at the Aulani Disney resort thingy. Is there any spots up there to foil?  I got Honolulu dialed, but never spent time on the north shore.

Feel free to PM.

Thank you.

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Foil SUP / Re: Efoil Vibe
« on: December 17, 2020, 05:59:34 PM »
Happy Holidays Friends. I took my new Waydoo efoil out on the lake today. It was chili but totally worth it. Question: I seem to loose a little power once my batter dips below 50%. Is that normal? I have a bunch of electric skateboards, scooters, and a one wheel. Those toys definitely lose power once the battery gets low. Just wanted to make sure it was a common occurrence and not something unique to my rig.

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General Discussion / Re: Good NorWester rolling through SoCal
« on: December 15, 2020, 02:32:13 PM »
Not only is Dave a fantastic foil surfer, he represents everything that is good in the surfing industry. Heís a class act through and through.

Thanks for sharing the picture.

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Foil SUP / Re: Foiling teaches me to be a better surfer
« on: December 15, 2020, 02:20:17 PM »
I havenít prone surfed in 13 years but I too have noticed that I keep my eyes up and ahead way more after foiling for 2 years. I also am more willing to catch broken waves. My balance is probably better overall, but it gets jacked up every time I switch between the foil and an SUP. It takes a solid 30-60 minutes to get back into the feel of SUP. Mainly because my habits have changed to accommodate foiling.

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Foil SUP / Re: Efoil Vibe
« on: December 15, 2020, 01:47:08 PM »
I received my Waydoo Flyer on Friday. It appears to be the short mast, big wing version with the foam board. I was able to ride it 3 times in the surf. I also let 3 people try it who had never foiled. All three got up on foil and some flew further than others, but they all enjoyed it and wanted to try it again. (Iím already thinking about getting another battery).

For myself, I got up immediately but soon learned there is an easy way and a hard way to get up on foil. Hard way: set the remote to your foiling speed and attempt to get up at that speed. East way:  set the remote to level 5-7, stand up and plane, then increase speed until the board releases from the water.

Catching waves is super fun. You feel the speed increase as the foil catches the waveís energy. I quickly learned that the wave face changes the angle of the propeller and sends the nose downward. It was easy to adjust but took a few wipeouts to realize what was happening. My efoil does not have a collapsing prop so Iím unable to fully cut the power when foiling. So it doesnít feel exactly like surfing because you donít feel the increase/decrease of speed as you work your way through the waveís face. Itís that feeling of dancing with the wave that is lost when you have an engine, so I donít expect to quit sup foiling anytime soon.

The biggest surprise and my #1 complaint is the weight of the rig. I knew what it weighed before I bought it but you donít appreciate the weight until you have to carry it from the car to the water. Getting in and out of the surf takes patients and a little courage. Basically the weight makes everything tricky. From setup, transportation, cleanup and putting it back in the car - Itís a lot to manage carefully. The one time the weight disappears is in the water. The rig does not feel cumbersome when flying but turning is definitely more drawn out versus high and tight.

Iím going to keep playing with it, but those are my first impressions.

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Foil SUP / Re: Efoil Vibe
« on: November 23, 2020, 10:59:15 PM »
I respect your position 808. Valid points for sure. For someone like me who moved away from the ocean, this will fill the void I have in the 4-6 weeks I go in between surf sessions. My wife saw the price tag and said, ďif it makes you less grumpy when you canít surf, then buy two of them.Ē  So Iím super exited about the eFoil. But like anything in the surf, you have to approach it with respect and safety.


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Foil SUP / Re: Efoil Vibe
« on: November 23, 2020, 05:30:01 PM »
Thatís pretty handy flyer. Off topic but can you fly with these?  I have a one wheel and a boosted board. Iíve flown with both but airlines are pretty leery of the battery.

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Foil SUP / Re: Efoil Vibe
« on: November 23, 2020, 05:25:10 PM »
I was in south San Diego at a known spot with my foil SUP. I got soooo much sh!t between my car and the water. Itís one of those spots with a view and a stair case. Anyway it made 40 year olds Evan smile. 25 year old Evan would have been posted. Lol. Still waaaay less flack then when I started SUPing.

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Foil SUP / Efoil Vibe
« on: November 23, 2020, 03:16:57 PM »
I'm old enough to remember the backlash that SUP, and more recently foiling, has had in the surf community.  What's the vibe in CA or HI?  The whole point is to get away from crowds, but are people getting barked at on the beach.  I'll never forget the constant heckling we would get at 41st street in Santa Cruz just trying to get down the stairs with an SUP and paddle.  "Where you going with that thing - kook?"  Fond memories. 

Just curious as I have an eFoil on the way and I want to be super careful and respectful of the community.  Especially with an AZ license plate lol. 

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Foil SUP / Re: We had a Pono sighting at SanO.
« on: November 22, 2020, 05:37:36 PM »
Iím so bummed I missed it. I would have drove out from AZ. Bill was so kind to me when I visited Maui. Heís what I want to be at that age. Love you Bill!!!

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Foil SUP / Re: What is your favorite Stand Up Foil Board
« on: November 16, 2020, 02:24:09 PM »
I started on an 8 footer and worked down.  My two favorites are my 6-2 Kalama and my 5-8 Kalama.  Both are super fun, but the 6-2 is much easier to paddle in rough conditions.  To echo what Beasho said, when I travel I take the 6-2 - every time.  My buddy has a stock 7-0 Kalama and that thing is a beast but catches everything.  I rode it last time I was at San-o.  We were catching head high waves in front of the nuclear plant and I was able to grab pretty much everything I paddled for.  But once up, 7-0 is a lot of board to swing around.  After years of surfing I find a quiver approach works best.  Finding a one size fits all board is like finding a unicorn. 


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Foil SUP / Re: Waydoo Flyer One efoil
« on: October 29, 2020, 04:16:13 PM »
I sent them an email asking them to take my money but I haven't heard back yet.  We're probably close to having these e-foils commercially available, but not quite there yet.  I'll update the thread if I hear back from Waydoo. 

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Foil SUP / Re: Foil Etiquette
« on: September 14, 2020, 12:52:18 PM »
In my opinion, the fact that someone has the skill to pump back out and catch multiple waves does not mean they have priority in any way.  If I see a guy pumping back to get on a wave that I'm paddling for, I ignore him.  It's my wave - period.  If he jumps on and impedes my ride, he will hear about it.  I keep saying 'he' - simply put, I don't argue with women in the line up.  All this to say, so far, where I surf, it isn't a problem.  So far. 

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Foil SUP / Re: Heading to San O this weekend. Anything I should know?
« on: August 14, 2020, 12:40:48 PM »
That makes so much sense. Well I guess Iíll be getting up early this weekend. Iíll be there Sat,Sun,Mon. Trying out a new wing.

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