Downwinding with Foil drive

 

 

Foil drive downwinding in the UK 

Little run from our Shop rider Kevin Riley who is based on the south coast near Bognor regis

On this day Kevin used the  F -ONE 1290 eagle 

How old are you and how fit would you say you are ? 48 years old Fairly fit but not a gym person fit

Conditions : Easterly about 15ish knots - Small swell about knee high

Location So this run was from Elmer beach to Bognor yacht club.

Finished this with 55% battery left, More throttle and pumping than normal but still loads of fun.

I was Feeling good after So I had another 45mins outside the club with my other 2 batteries

Have you done any shorter distances for DW ..or did you just send it ?

I’ve done plenty of blasts upwind 200m or so and just rode the swell back.

Equipment used 

Board setup is a 4.6 f-one 33 litre

1290 eagle xxs fues and 210dw - 1290 glides amazing but turns so well for that size foil. 

 

If you are interested in Foildrive in the UK please get in touch with us .

We are based in Swansea south wales and have Demo foil drives and great foil downwinding locations a stones throw from the shop .


James Casey - downwind footage

So it seems Downwind foiling has evolved from being a niche specialist endeavor to now emerging into the mainstream market with more than a few brands developing boards.

 

We have been keeping an eye on these developments and just received a batch of SUNOVA CASEY AVIATOR SUP BOARDS 

James Casey has been developing these alongside Marcus Tardrew with Sunova , and after achieving 213km in 11.18 hours these boards have more than been proven they work .

Watch about this outstanding James Casey Downwind adventure here .

 

Anyway more about The boards - These are available in Two models - The Pro range and the Elite range

which technically is a more accessible and then narrow type of board depending how extreme you want to go for paddling speed and ease of getting up on foil. 

Board pictured is a 6'6 x 19.5 - 84 litre custom model - which can be ordered for a 10% additional charge 

WE have stock - Check out which Sunova Aviator downwind SUP foil board models we have Here 

 

Check out this recent movie of James Casey riding in Australia 


Downwind foil by One

If you're wanting to learn to downwind foil .....watch this !

Great video Jacko !