Kneeling (up or down?)

Congratulations.
You've managed to discard the only positive features of standup paddleboards and surf skis and come up with a new activity that distills the very worst of both sports.
Realsurf.com forum post:
by alakaboo » Tue May 05, 2015

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Some foil success

Today I caught two waves where I took off kneeling up; got to my feet before the board went up on the foil and rode the wave mostly on the foil.

The difference was that I was surfing with a bloke riding a SUP (5'9" 90 something litres).
A case of money see monkey do.

Also, I had even higher spacers under the rear of the mast base.
I am still struggling with the amount of rocker on that board.

When I paddle onto a wave I have the nose of the board very close to the water (force of habit).
I know at this angle that the foil is diving, not flying. I am going to either paddle on further back or tilt the foil base even more.

Watching this SMIK flat-bottom board today brought this home to me.

Cross posted to:
supwindfoil.net

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Question from chrisb

Please explain why it is beneficial to kneel instead of standing when paddling.

Fair question:

Here is the list as I see it.
  • You can surf on a smaller board;
  • You can go out in choppier water; and
  • You can paddle faster.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Thursday, February 22, 2018

125 litre Pendleboard

This inflatable SUP has a rigid tail.

The sailboard rig connection is an option - that I am interested in.


So many in the 1770s on their knees

So many in the 1770s on their knees
en.wikipedia.org A view of Karakokooa in Owyhee by John Webber