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PonoBill

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Re: Winging in Waves ADVICE
« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2021, 10:08:54 PM »
According to my phone, I hit 26mph in the waves the other day.  The problem then is keeping the foil down.  My current dilemma is riding a small enough foil to manage the bigger waves and higher speeds, yet still having enough lift to get up and stay up on foil when the wind gets light.

If the wind is offshore, you'll find the wind cranks up the face, but when you are in the trough there is no wind. Scary place to be when you're not on foil.  Here's a video I just saw of the nightmare I try to avoid every time I go out...

https://www.instagram.com/p/CNmJbgUCMcx/

Been there, done that. There is literally nothing you can do but hang out and wait for the shit to stop. I got caught in the Portuguese Triangle at Kanaha two years ago and the beating just never stopped. I finally got out on my knees with the wing pulling me at the end of it's leash.
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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