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WHICH FOIL BOARD?

With plenty to choose from here are some tips.

BUY OR CONVERT?

The first question most people ask when starting out is whether or not to buy a foilboard or convert or retro-fit an old board.

RETRO FIT

It is very tempting to use one of your old boards as a foil board. There are however trade-offs as the rocker line, outline and construction is not made for foiling. Foiling is hard enough without battling equipment that is not purpose built. If you decide to go down this path there are two options for retro fitting you board.

1. FOIL MOUNT. The quickest and cheapest way to convert a board. It does not suit every board however as it is only as strong as the bottom laminate and can de-laminate very easily due to the forces involved. Not recommended unless you are prepared to sacrifice your board. Cost: FOIL MOUNT – Ridge Mount $280.

2.RETRO FIT conversions. You can retro fit most boards with either a TUTTLE BOX or TWIN (10″) BOXES.  The cost ranges from $400 – $450 depending on your board and how quickly you want it done. We recommend that if you go down this path, you retro fit a board that you are most comfortable on. You need a bit of extra volume to carry both you and the foil and handle rough water.

FOIL BOARDS

Once you can Foil you will have an idea of which way you want to go-

  • SUP Foiling
  • PRONE Surfing – no paddle
  • DOWN WIND Foiling
  • WAKE Foiling – behind a boat
  • WIND Foiling (on a Windsurfer)
  • KITE Foiling

This will determine the type of board you need. Talk to us about your needs and whether you already have a board that can be converted. SLINGSHOT, NAISH, SUNOVA and AXIS Foilboards all have a dedicated range of Foil boards.

There are many options on the market right now but here are the best for versatility and value.

FOILBOARD SALE

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SUNOVA 8’3 124L SHROOM 2in1 SUP SURF/SUP FOILBOARD (Demo – A1 condition)

Super Stable board for both SUP surfing and SUP Foiling.

With Slingshot H4 Foil $2499 used.  With new Naish Thrust Foil $2799

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SUNOVA 8’7 126L FLOW  2in1 SUP SURF/SUP FOILBOARD  (Demo – A1 condition)

Super Stable, ripping board for both SUP surfing and SUP Foiling.

With Slingshot H4 Foil $2499 used.  With new Naish Thrust Foil $2799

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NAISH HOVER 120 2in1 SUP SURF/SUP FOIL (New)

7’6′ x 30″ 120L was $2999 now $2399. With Naish THRUST FOIL $3299

This board is super stable as both a SUP board and a Foil board. Perfect for learning and progressing.

SUNOVA ECO SUP FOILBOARD

The SUNOVA ECO Foilboard is two boards one – a 5 fin SUP board and a Foil board.

This is a super versatile board that takes ANY Foil as it offers both a Twin box and Tuttle foil mount.

7’0 x 28″ 96L   7’4 x 29″  111L     7’8 x 30″   126L  8′ x 32″ 144L  $1999

PACKAGE DEAL – $3299 with new Naish THRUST Foil

PACKAGE DEAL – $3599 with new GOFOIL KAI Foil

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Check out the SUNOVA ECO FOILBOARD REVIEW HERE

 

SURF FOILBOARDS

NAISH 5’6 Surf Foilboard

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Naish’s new surf foilboards give you a piece of the endless summer by harnessing the power of the ocean. Equipped with the Thrust Surf foil, the Hover 5’6” Surf Soft Top provides a near limitless ride that is fully customisable to rider preference with a quick tune of the adjustable stabilizer. Built for super smooth carving and forgiving planing, this board generates the lift you need to get going quickly while maintaining a solid sweet spot for stability while carving, gliding and pumping above the water’s surface.

Construction:

  • Soft Top Deck & Rail Construction
  • CNC Shaped EPS Core
  • 2 x 6 Ounce Glass Wood Sandwich Deck
  • Carbon Bamboo-reinforced Foil Mount Section
  • 2 x 6 Ounce Glass Bottom
  • Carbon Wood Patch Foil Mount Bottom Support
  • two 10” US fin boxes

 

  • Length: 5′ 6″ x 22″ x 42.5″  36.5L

SLINGSHOT AIR SKYWALKER 5’10

If normal prone surfing is your thing this the best dedicated SURF Foil surfboard on the market. $1399

This board is designed specifically for the unique dynamics and forces of foiling will mean the difference between success and failure. Developed by Slingshot’s Hawaii Surf Division, the 2018 Slingshot Skywalker Surf Foilboard offers a BLOCK TAIL design. The board paddles fast, and is specifically designed to enhance early take off. The wave literally can push you onto the foil. The concave deck provides stability and control when paddling. The Sky Walker has reinforced key locations to handle the unique forces foiling has on your board, which is important if you want to avoid donating your expensive foil to the bottom of the ocean.

2018 Slingshot Skywalker Surf Foilboard DIMENSIONS:

  • Length: 5′ 10″ x 20.5″ x 4.5″  51L

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SUNOVA SUP – Surf /SUP FOIL boards

XXX Balsa Foilboards
7′ x25 x 3 7/8 76L $2,099
7’4 x 27 1/16 x 4 1/4 97L $2,099
7’8 x 29 5/16 x 4 1/2 117L $2,099
8′ x 32 x 5 136L $2,099
ECOTECH Foilboards
7’4 x 29″ 111L $1,999
7’8 x 30″ 126L $1,999
8′ x 32″ 144L $1,999

 

IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE INFO – call Andrew Allen 0414 542 225