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Foil surfing behind a pontoon boat in AZ.
« on: June 07, 2018, 11:22:54 PM »
After watching every damn video on youtube I feel like I have a personal relationship with the guys from Blue Planet.    ;D. Unable to contain my excitement, my Buddy and I rented a pontoon boat at Roosevelt Lake and he drug me around the lake for four hours.  It was super fun and a lot more doable than I imagined.  I shot a little video of the experience.  Let me know what you think. Arizona Super Kook!!!

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Re: Foil surfing behind a pontoon boat in AZ.
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2018, 11:37:33 PM »
Congrats on the fast success!
What did you learn that would help others start behind a boat?
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Re: Foil surfing behind a pontoon boat in AZ.
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2018, 11:47:55 PM »
Congrats on the fast success!
What did you learn that would help others start behind a boat?

That's a good question.  I used foot straps from the get-go because I wanted to make sure my feet were in the right place.  It seemed to help.  My focus was on control more than height. I kept trying to bring the board up and then put it down - over and over and over.  After I got that down, I felt comfortable enough to experiment with turning.  At first, I would just turn my head and let everything slowly follow.  After a while, I was able to start leaning into the turns.  The most surprising thing was how slow the boat can go while pulling you through the air.  You don't need, nor want very much speed.

Hope that helps. 


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Re: Foil surfing behind a pontoon boat in AZ.
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2018, 11:54:06 PM »
It does, thanks. Everything helps!  8)p
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Re: Foil surfing behind a pontoon boat in AZ.
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2018, 12:18:15 AM »
Thx man. Love that glassy water.

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Re: Foil surfing behind a pontoon boat in AZ.
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2018, 04:30:00 AM »
Very cool Evan, nice documentation of the process..... it will do a lot to get people to take this route first!
You did amazingly well  :)
It will be interesting to see what happens when you get into waves.
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Re: Foil surfing behind a pontoon boat in AZ.
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2018, 06:33:54 AM »
Very cool, that was smooth...I think my brother is bringing his rig with him when he comes east...pretty sure he's going to get me to hurt myself.
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Re: Foil surfing behind a pontoon boat in AZ.
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2018, 07:12:58 AM »
Good stuff. I'd say you got a lot out of the experience. If you do it again I'd pay some attention to turning and banking. That's been hard for me to learn, I try to turn like a surfer, which doesn't work well when your rail and tail are two feet in the air. There's no reason you can't get good at controlling the foil being towed if that's what you have. Just a few horsepower pushing a dingy is more than enough to fly a foil, but something bigger is easier. A pontoon boat seems ideal.
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Re: Foil surfing behind a pontoon boat in AZ.
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2018, 08:22:18 AM »
Evan, I'm not sure what you do for a living but your video editing and narration skills are pro level. Wonderful video, and it looks like you had a bucket of fun.

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Re: Foil surfing behind a pontoon boat in AZ.
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2018, 11:34:29 AM »
Nice! Stoked for you and your video not only was extremely hellful but very well put togeth. Thanx for the confidence boost as I also enter the fascinating world of foiling on a sup. I lime the idea of baby steps as far as speed, lift, and turning. Guessing you didn't have  a  paddle that day. Btw- what is that impacf vest you're wearing?
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Re: Foil surfing behind a pontoon boat in AZ.
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2018, 02:27:46 PM »
It is always nice to try different things. Especially when they turn out good with lots of fun and enjoyment.
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Re: Foil surfing behind a pontoon boat in AZ.
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2018, 06:00:59 PM »
Evan of tomahawk sup right?
Good to see your videos again!

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Re: Foil surfing behind a pontoon boat in AZ.
« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2018, 12:07:28 PM »
Evan of tomahawk sup right?
Good to see your videos again!

Yes sir. Those were good times. Im happy to be back in the water.

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Re: Foil surfing behind a pontoon boat in AZ.
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2018, 07:22:14 PM »
Great video and I'm glad to hear our videos were helpful.  You figured it out a lot faster than we did.
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Re: Foil surfing behind a pontoon boat in AZ.
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2018, 08:01:38 PM »
Great video and I'm glad to hear our videos were helpful.  You figured it out a lot faster than we did.

Your videos have been my instructional video.  I hope one day I can return the favor.  Cheers.