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noob SUP foil board size advice

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Created by beefarmer Monday, 11 Jan 2021
beefarmer
WA, 292 posts
Monday , 11 Jan 2021 1:21PM
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So another newbie question for the seabreeze foil forum experts :)

I gather SUP foil boards are more stable for paddling, than regular SUPs, due to the submerged foil reducing rock n roll movement. Any thoughts as to what volume for a foil SUP board I should get (for SUP foil, not wingdinging), as a complete foil beginner?

I ride 110 L non-foil shortboard SUPs and am very confident /capable on these waveriding. Most info I can find recommends about the same volume (110l) for beginners on SUP foils, but i figure as the foil adds stability, maybe i can get away with a bit smaller than that?

Im 82 kg and have a sexy red S-series Axis setup with a 1000 HA wing to bolt to the board.

paul.j
QLD, 3051 posts
Monday , 11 Jan 2021 5:06PM
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beefarmer said..
So another newbie question for the seabreeze foil forum experts :)

I gather SUP foil boards are more stable for paddling, than regular SUPs, due to the submerged foil reducing rock n roll movement. Any thoughts as to what volume for a foil SUP board I should get (for SUP foil, not wingdinging), as a complete foil beginner?

I ride 110 L non-foil shortboard SUPs and am very confident /capable on these waveriding. Most info I can find recommends about the same volume (110l) for beginners on SUP foils, but i figure as the foil adds stability, maybe i can get away with a bit smaller than that?

Im 82 kg and have a sexy red S-series Axis setup with a 1000 HA wing to bolt to the board.


As long as you are prepared for a slight leaning curve you can go quite short something like this would suit really well www.oneoceansportsaustralia.com/shop/foil-downwind

At 82kg it will be about perfect volume and is unreal for waves and Downwind.

The foil will add some stability but it's different to what you might think and when going back to your normal SUP it will make it feel pretty weird. It will take a few sessions to get used to paddling such a short board but this side is easy to get used to after a few sessions.

Hope that helps a little.

Jacko



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