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General Discussion / Re: Screen Name Change
« on: December 27, 2020, 07:34:45 PM »
Love the califoil design sano. Similar to the Takuma Kujira. I canít help but wonder how it would ride.🙃
If I were to design one with Hawaiian theme it wouldnít fly at

Environment / Re: pruning kelp at a reef break?
« on: November 30, 2020, 08:00:39 AM »
I doubt you would have any realistic success as it can grow as much as 50cm a day.
You could harvest it before you surf but unless you drug it back to the beach it would be floating randomly in the lineup making it even worse.
Maybe just get Pono and others to mow it down with their E foils. Iím sure one of them is capable of attaching a mower deck to his.🤔

Foil SUP / Re: eFoilBoy
« on: November 27, 2020, 08:45:55 PM »

Foil SUP / Re: Efoil Vibe
« on: November 23, 2020, 10:40:17 PM »
Not really a fan. Donít see the need for them if you can foil waves with your own power. Maybe to cruise the shoulders on the outer reefs but not my thing. Some people think they will tow people in on them but a jet ski seems like a better option.IMHO I have heard of some EFOIL riders at  makena landing riding back and forth. Owners or rentals? I donít know but many of us who Downwind foil have concerns that some snorkeler will be injured or worse and ruin it for the rest of us who Foil. We all agree to come down off foil well before the beach to keep it safe for everyone. My 2c.

Gear Talk / Re: My quiver after 9 months of Paddling (and how I got here)
« on: November 17, 2020, 10:46:18 PM »
Kip, looks like you have some great boards there. My suggestion is, donít start foiling or you will never ride them again. I have a garage full of sups (some for racing and some for surfing) and surfboards that are now collecting dust since I started foiling. ď Foil brain ď is real and once you have it nothing is as much fun!😬

Travel, Trips, Destinations / Re: SUP Foiling Sunset Beach Hawaii
« on: November 08, 2020, 09:20:55 AM »
Beasho If you make it here to Maui you can try a Maliko. 10 miles of smiles with no crowds. EVER

I made this one a couple years ago with aluminum plates on top and bottom. I rode it but felt too flexy for me. I suppose I could revisit it and use either longer aluminum plates or make out of carbon. I can get the aluminum free but the carbon will co$t money and defeat the purpose of making a foil board on a budget.

Foil SUP / Re: Foamie foil board
« on: September 10, 2020, 12:26:59 AM »
I went down this rabbit hole back when In 2018 when I was kitefoiling. I used this sushi board that wasnít be used in my garage. I put and aluminum plate on the top and one on the bottom. Bolted my foil plate through both plates and board. I used it kite foiling but it was a little flexy for my taste. I may revisit this board as a prone foilboard. Will need to make a longer aluminum plate to help with the board flex. Carbon would be better but not in my budget. I have pics. But unable to resize them at the moment.

Foil SUP / Early Days & Thoughts On Foiling
« on: January 27, 2020, 10:50:18 PM »
Iíve been out of the water for a couple of weeks due to some back issues. Itís tough to watch some amazing wind and waves and not be out there in the water enjoying them. Sup surf and downwind for many years now and then came foiling. Bam! I havenít been on any board without a foil for almost two years now. They are all collecting dust in the garage.
So whilst killing time out of the water I came across this article on foiling which is from 2001.
I particularly found the quotes from DK. interesting. The first was when he first road the bumps after exiting a wave and continued on for a few hundreds yards and then realized that anything is possible. The second one was when he mentions the possibility of riding swells between the islands. I remember hearing Laird say something similar somewhere. All of this has happened! With record times to boot.
And then there is this inspirational video of Kai from 3 years ago. In it he states something like always been a dream to fly. That did it for me! Iíve been on the same mission only a couple years late and decades older the Kai.I wish more people could enjoy the thrill of flying above the swell for miles and miles at a time. Itís never crowded on downwinders🤙

I think I spotted the Golden God today in Kihei. I was meeting Kathy for a downwind foil run today. I was early to the start and was checking the wind when I saw a wing dinger flying across Maalaea Bay. I figured it was you Bill as you mentioned you had been flying there as of late. Looked like you were doing really well. I thought maybe you would head downwind if you saw I us paddling but realized you might have finished for the day. Wind was good till we were about a mile away from the mana Kai where It died. Limped in and called for a early pickup from my wife who was waiting for us at andaz. As soon as she showed up the wind cranked up again and made us want to do another run. Tomorrow is another day...

Nah Bill! Your looking at it all wrong.As we get older it gives us the opportunity to relearn things that weíve mastered for years. (Sometimes on a daily basis) Kinda like the movie Groundhog Day with Bill Murray. ;)
Hell, the challenge of getting there is still most of the fun. After that we get bored and move on. Todayís wind promises to be about the same as yesterday. Keep rockin! 🤙

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: F-One Swing
« on: October 27, 2019, 12:24:53 PM »
Holy she-ot! Is this what people are willing to pay for these?
On another note, the wing carnage has begun on the north shore. A friend who I kite with saw at least 4 wings that got trashed in the surf the other day. Kiters pulled the guys to shore. There will definitely be a few more as people figure out what you can and cannot do with these wings. Winters coming!😎

Random / Re: Yikes it's cold.
« on: October 02, 2019, 03:45:33 PM »
Can't blame Bill if he's heading back to Maui. It's warm and windy here today and surf too!

Sessions / Re: The Cardiff Sessions
« on: September 18, 2019, 03:12:24 PM »
Cardiff, If you want to be challenged bring your sup foil and do a maliko downwinder while your here. I promise you will be challenged.

Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Why Wings?
« on: September 03, 2019, 12:48:53 PM »
That is Kathy's old board.

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