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Foiling in Boundary Bay

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by BigD » Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:02 pm

Any kiters foiling in Boundary Bay? I'm considering getting a windsurf foil rig to use a Jericho and maybe White Rock or Bbay (at high tide) for the summer. Wonder what happens when you hit a bunch of weeds on a foilboard... :shock:
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by grantmac » Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:07 pm

Honestly you don't notice much if you are on the foil, but you don't get up on it trailing a big mat. Just too much drag from that and the board.
What board and foil are you thinking?
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by adam2 » Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:03 pm

Foiling is great in Bbay provided the tides are high enough. 9 feet is the lowest I will bother with. I don't bother foiling in the summer given the weeds and mostly low tides.
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by Slappy » Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:08 pm

I end up having more bad sessions than good ones foiling at bbay.

The good ones are usually on really high tides and East wind.

I also ride an aluminum and G10 foil that can handle hitting sand bars. I wouldn't use carbon there.
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by adam2 » Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:32 pm

I agree, lightwind foiling can be super frustrating there because it often shuts down instantly when light. I get way more use out of my skimboard for lightwind sessions there despite the worse low-end and lower fun factor.
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by grantmac » Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:24 pm

What's your current light wind gear and how do you envision adding a foil to that?
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by BigD » Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:09 pm

Thanks for the feedback peoples.


Was looking at the Sligshot FWIN

http://www.windance.com/Slingshot-%2718 ... Win/38307/

I called Big Winds to see if there is board I could use for foiling and for my kids to use as SUPs/Windsurfers.
I don't ask for much ; )

They suggested tke older Starboard Kode tufskin 137? or the Newer IQ

Sounds like mixed reviews. I have entirely too many toys so still thinking about it....

Biggest stuff I got now is RRD 111L and 6.5
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by Michael » Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:06 pm

BigD wrote:I called Big Winds to see if there is board I could use for foiling and for my kids to use as SUPs/Windsurfers.
I don't ask for much ; )
Hey Dallas, I've been looking at the Starboard 7'4" 4 in 1 Hypernut. https://star-board-sup.com/2018/boards/foil/ I'm surprised the guys at Bigwinds didn't mention this but recommended a Kode Tufskin.
Fanatic also has a SUP/Windsurf foil. http://www.fanatic.com/product/stubby-foil-edition/#productDetailsTabs3
I'm seriously thinking about getting one of these this summer. When I do you can take it for a spin in the bay.
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by BigD » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:10 am

Ill check out those boards...do you have a foil yet?
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by Slappy » Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:54 am

That hypernut 4in1 looks sweet but seems like tracks are the way to go over tuttle.
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