DIY - Mini hydroFoil

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DIY - Mini hydroFoil

Post by reyrivera » Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:12 pm

Shelved my surfboard DIY for now, instead, went on a different direction.

Inspired by these guys:
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I made my own miniFoil that will fit into my standard luggage. Goal is to kite hydrofoil on average wind conditions and on low to zero winds, go boogie boarding with a 15" mast attached. Just need to test it the next time we get some wind around here. Looking for an ideal small board that I can take on my annual surf trips in Siargao. Board dimensions:
L-26" x W-19" x H-3"
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Just waiting for some wind to try this new toy out.
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Re: DIY - Mini hydroFoil

Post by reyrivera » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:27 am

I still suck at riding hydrofoils, but I successfully managed to have a short session in Alameda last night. I initially set the foil up with a 15" short mast because I will be riding in shallow water in one of my travels.

With the LF wing, I was able to get it going in light wind. Because the board is floaty, it was easy to get up, but I still lack skills to make minor adjustments on my stance because I tend to breach with this short mast setup.

I will switch to longer masts on the next winter wind storm.
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Re: DIY - Mini hydroFoil

Post by BayAreaKite » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:11 am

nice! always fun riding something you built yourself, doesn't matter how good you are MJ0_ SS$$

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Re: DIY - Mini hydroFoil

Post by Aloha » Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:50 pm

Rey <3

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