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Beasho

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Re: Goddam Sup Foiling is fun
« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2020, 01:01:13 PM »
I guess we're all jonesing for online foil content during that time when we can't go to the beach and we're supposed to be working. 
. . .  So then the guy who seemed to own the lineup for the last several years sees a good set wave and tells me:  "Let's go".  I'm like, no you go ahead - and he says "no I want to see what that thing can do."

I am on the East Coast Connecticut and Rhode Island.  It is FLAT, FLAT, FLAT with regular forecasts of 0.5 - 1.0 ft.  The forecast for tomorrow is JUMPING 2 to 3 feet. GREEN.

So I am the guy from California that surfs 100+ sessions a year at Pillar Point in Half Moon Bay.  I regularly show up with Ruby this summer and we are totally alone surfing 2 to 3 foot waves.  On one particularly small day one of the locals asks "How was it?"  "1 to 2 feet I respond."  He looks at our rental car with Illinois plates, we are in Rhode Island, and says "You drive all the way from Illinois for these crappy 1 to 2 foot waves."  I just laughed.   

On a slightly bigger day I didn't have to film or edit.  A doctor named Ed shot this video and sent it to me.  Classic summertime New England foiling and still SUPER fun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUnGSm995U0
« Last Edit: September 10, 2020, 01:03:30 PM by Beasho »

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Re: Goddam Sup Foiling is fun
« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2020, 01:33:34 PM »
Yep, SUP foiling is SUPer fun! Even more fun is taking a really flexible carbon mast out in over head stuff, and trying to turn it out of trouble when need be...YEEF'NHAW!! (Not recommended while wearing clean board shorts...if you want them to be clean in the end) :o :P

Yeah, anything bigger than waist high and you need gear that does EXACTLY what you want it to. I generally avoid that and stick with the re-form junk.
Foote 10'4X34", SIC 17.5 V1 hollow and an EPS one in Hood River. Foote 9'0" x 31", L41 8'8", 18' Speedboard, etc. etc.

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Re: Goddam Sup Foiling is fun
« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2020, 02:42:55 PM »
I got a 3 for 1 this morning on SUPfoil!  The middle wave was barely just a momentary hop onto a swell to rest my legs, but I'm going to count it.

Towards the end of my session, the tide was coming up and there was a huge backwashing coming off the rocks.  The rocks are at an angle to the swell so the backwash is coming back at even more of an angle to the incoming swell.  It was really fun to try and pull off the back of the wave and grab a bit of the backwash on the way back out.  That's a first for me. 

On the negative side, I cracked another paddle blade by hitting the foil while pumping.  Dammit, there goes another couple hundred $$.  I now have a renewed desire to figure out how to tool up a super durable paddle blade construction.  Hmm, let's see, do I need another project? 

More to the point of the thread - for the last hour while the waves stopped breaking there was about 50 other people in the water sitting around on their longboards and wavestorms while I continuously rode non-breaking swell.  Suckers!  SUPfoiling is so fun.

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Re: Goddam Sup Foiling is fun
« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2020, 05:55:01 PM »
Jon, I am 6 foot tall, My paddle is ~73 inches and I am running the long Gen 1 Gofoil mast.
I do not think I can hit my foil if I tried. Foil is GL210

What are your specs?

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Re: Goddam Sup Foiling is fun
« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2020, 06:40:30 PM »
Iíve gone back to +6Ē
Iím 6í1Ē and on the long Tuttle mast. I think It happens when Iíve got my knees bent and if the board gets a little angled sideways which bring the foil wing up and out to where I am paddling

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Re: Goddam Sup Foiling is fun
« Reply #20 on: October 16, 2020, 11:53:16 AM »
Another super fun morning.   After a few good waves in one spot, I paddled over to another peak and sat for a while waiting for the right combination of clear path and a set wave.  Pulled into a really nice one and all of a sudden - a swimmer in the water - OH! its a guy with a camera and fins.  Got a nice aggressive top turn in right in front of him and continued down the line.  I felt like a bit of a hero for sure.  I wasn't able to catch his insta but maybe I can find it and post up a pic.

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Re: Goddam Sup Foiling is fun
« Reply #21 on: October 22, 2020, 11:40:21 PM »

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Re: Goddam Sup Foiling is fun
« Reply #22 on: October 23, 2020, 01:12:28 PM »
What an awesome shot! 

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Re: Goddam Sup Foiling is fun
« Reply #23 on: October 23, 2020, 02:45:36 PM »
Got ahold of the clip
https://www.instagram.com/p/CGrRUhCDWUf/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Wow, jondrums, that guys handle is almost the same as yours only he added "urf" to the end.! small world.
Jondrumsurf looks like he is having fun on his 10 foot run. I cant wait to meet red_txurf out there in the line.. all smiley and happy go turny.. oh wait, that would require me going to a line anywhere. nah.


I like that board I need to upgrade mine.
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