Windsurf foiling is an amazing way to spice up the light wind ride. The feeling of gliding silently along, smoothly ABOVE the water, is like nothing else, and it is CRAZY ADDICTIVE. The best part about it? The fun can be had with regular size sails starting at just 10 knots of wind!
Just like with regular windsurfing equipment, different foils are designed with varying performance objectives in mind. So it's always best to have an honest look at your conditions and your goals, and then buy an appropriate foil for your needs.
You'll also want to consider what board and sails you're planning to use, fin box/foil mount types (deep tuttle, dual US box for pedestal mounts, powerplates, etc), water depths, etc etc... Confused about what will work best for you? Please contact us- we are experienced and happy to help!
AFS-105, NP RS:Flight F4, MFC One7 Race
AFS-85, AFS-95, MFC One7 Freeride, Slingshot FWind
Pure Freeride is simply one step down from the Fast Freeride- These foils are similarly "not picky" about board widths and types of sails used, but tend to be best with a really upright stance. You don't really need to power these up very much, so expect to have the most fun on these with small sails and without sheeting in too hard.
AFS-Surf, NP Glide Surf, Slingshot FSUP
Finally, we have the wave oriented foils, which are still great fun for wind foiling! These tend to keep lift at very low speeds, and are really maneuverable and responsive, but slightly slower overall in a straight line, and maybe harder to control if you have too much sail power. These foils are best with somewhat inboard footstrap positions (or no straps at all), and small, soft sails. Stand up straight and ride the foil (not the sail) to maximize the fun on a surf oriented foil! These are also super fun if you have some chop/swell to play on- you can make turns and ride the tiniest imaginable bumps with these foils, using the sail just to assist in getting back upwind and starting the ride all over again!