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Re: Mat surfing Doho
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2019, 06:09:17 PM »
ha ha, brings back memories of the nip rash that air mattresses gave me when I was 10  ;D
Hahaha!!! Must be a right of passage of all beach loving 10 years olds country wide...because me, and all my buddies bemoaned the same thing 50 years back at Newport, and CDM beaches after spending the whole day on those fun cheese graters.  ;D ;D
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Re: Mat surfing Doho
« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2019, 06:16:22 PM »
beasho? pono?  step away from the foil for one moment......

why are surf mats faster than hard craft??
Who ever said they're the fastest surf craft, let alone against foils is stretching things a bit.  That being said, they are surprisingly fast.  The time I tried them (as mentioned above) they did seem to have a faster down the line speed than a bodyboard.  Not being a physics expert, I really cannot say why.   Regardless they were a lot of fun.

Hi Surf4food

This guy Mark Thompson, an Aussie I think, in this video describes them as the "fastest" surf craft. One of his videos shows him trying to break a speed record but it does not state what his top speed was. Regardless he looks like he was shot out of a cannon and being only a few inches above the water must make the sensation of speed quite intense. The statement he makes however may have been before foils.

All of this has me wondering, what is the fastest speed recorded for a "surf" craft, that is a craft that is only using the energy of the wave and what was the speed recorded? Anyone?

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Re: Mat surfing Doho
« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2019, 06:22:57 PM »
Surf Mat riding tips.

http://www.surfmats.com/riders-guide.html

https://www.matsurfers.com/how-to-ride-a-surfmat

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Well those links answer my question about their down the line speed. 

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Re: Mat surfing Doho
« Reply #18 on: December 10, 2019, 04:20:09 AM »

All of this has me wondering, what is the fastest speed recorded for a "surf" craft, that is a craft that is only using the energy of the wave and what was the speed recorded? Anyone?



Foils are propelled using only the energy of the wave. They are probably the fastest.

It would not surprise me if surf mats were the fastest planing craft. When those guys are flying, they look like they are skimming across the surface barely touching the water.
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Re: Mat surfing Doho
« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2019, 04:41:57 AM »

Hi Surf4food

This guy Mark Thompson, an Aussie I think, in this video describes them as the "fastest" surf craft. One of his videos shows him trying to break a speed record but it does not state what his top speed was. Regardless he looks like he was shot out of a cannon and being only a few inches above the water must make the sensation of speed quite intense. The statement he makes however may have been before foils.

It's from 2011 do definitely before foils became the thing they are now.  But yeah the things he are saying are interesting and make a lot of sense.  All the more I really want to try one.