In case you needed an extra nudge, here are a few of our favorite benefits of learning to kite foil.
Why you should learn in 2018
1. More time on the water
It’s simple math that every kiter will love: Adding a foil to your quiver equals more opportunities to kite. Light wind is great, spotty early/late season conditions won’t stop you and when the wind tapers off in the evening, you can still get out after work and cruise until mommy calls and says it’s time to come home. Your time on the water is precious, and having a foil to count on will give you more of it.
2. Explore more
Foiling adds a whole new concept exploration to kiteboarding. What used to take you 45 minutes of hard upwind grinding, you can do in about 5 minutes on a foil. You’ll cover 10 miles in about the time it takes the slow guy on the beach to rig up and get on the water. Want to do a downwinder? Forget arranging a shuttle; now you can just cruise upwind first, then coast back down. With foiling, your world on the water gets a whole lot larger. A GPS tracker that maps your miles will be your new favorite
3. Lower impact
Once you get over the learning curve, foiling is dramatically easier on your body than kiteboarding. No more pounding through the chop like you’re skiing moguls- with a foil its powder turns all day long. No more killing your back and burning your thighs carving upwind- just sit back and enjoy the ride.