Foiling. Everyone is talking about it. Some have tried it and others are ready to clamber on to the foil revolution. With every new sport, rules, safety, and etiquette evolve. Some of the big name watermen of Hawaii came together to talk about foiling and the importance of safety in this up and coming phenomenon. Watch a little at a time or settle in and enjoy the whole show in one sitting. But remember, before you go out and try it, know the nuances and safety protocols that will keep you out of harms way.
Foil Safety Video – For those about to fly, watch this
FOIL SAFELY: TIPS FROM BLUE PLANET SURF
“Heading out to foil?”
That’s a phrase you might hear more often on the beach or catch yourself saying on windy days when the chop might put lesser humans off.
As the foiling phenomenon grows, we’ve watched the pros take to the water to experience the latest innovation. Now, it’s our turn.
Foiling has gone mainstream. Set ups are sold in almost every surf shop worth its salt. It’s accessible and attainable, but there are safety limitations and things one should know before purchasing a foil and paddling out.
FOIL SAFETY 101: A CRASH COURSE FROM THE WATERMEN WHO KNOW
With pointers on choosing the right equipment, safety gear, situational awareness, etiquette, choosing the right conditions, avoiding potential beginner accidents, tips for beginners and for more advanced surf foilers, this video covers a lot of ground. Foiling is an innovative new sport, but it can be challenging and potentially dangerous for beginners without proper guidance or instruction.
This video attempts to fill the void for those of you that don’t have a friend, coach or mentor to help you get started.
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