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Newbie foil locations Vic

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Created by Duff15 > 9 months ago, 4 Sep 2017
Duff15
VIC, 224 posts
4 Sep 2017 7:53PM
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Hey,

Have recently ordered a slingshot foil and just wondering where are the best places to learn in vic/melb.

I have been strapless surfing for about a year so hoping to progress quickly.

Any first timer tips are welcome.

horey69
QLD, 275 posts
5 Sep 2017 6:23AM
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Helmet and foot hooks, forget what you know about weight distribution, it's all about keeping the nose down. currently in the same boat and I found it hard to keep it on the water(using 15 inch mast) the foil really wants to get up and foil..... tiring and yet exhilarating.
Enjoy

Peahi
VIC, 1089 posts
16 Nov 2017 10:48PM
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Hi Duff, I have just started too. I usually go to Hampton as the water is deep there (aside from the odd reef). It also seems to be OK in a light SSE which is all we seem to be getting these days.

RAL INN
VIC, 2760 posts
17 Nov 2017 6:27AM
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Duff15 said..
I have been strapless surfing for about a year so hoping to progress quickly.




And so it begins.

Duff15
VIC, 224 posts
17 Nov 2017 7:27AM
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RAL INN said..

Duff15 said..
I have been strapless surfing for about a year so hoping to progress quickly.





And so it begins.


Yes it does. So far have only butchered my foot on the foil

dafish
NSW, 1368 posts
17 Nov 2017 7:47AM
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Duff15 said..

RAL INN said..


Duff15 said..
I have been strapless surfing for about a year so hoping to progress quickly.






And so it begins.



Yes it does. So far have only butchered my foot on the foil


And that is just the beginning. It will be worth it. Once the beast is tamed your riding time will double if you want it to.

Duff15
VIC, 224 posts
18 Nov 2017 7:44AM
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Peahi said..
Hi Duff, I have just started too. I usually go to Hampton as the water is deep there (aside from the odd reef). It also seems to be OK in a light SSE which is all we seem to be getting these days.


Okay thanks, where do you head on a N wind?

Duff15
VIC, 224 posts
23 Nov 2017 6:53AM
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Where does everyone foil in a east wind?

Kraut
VIC, 477 posts
23 Nov 2017 8:24AM
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Duff15 said..
Where does everyone foil in a east wind?


You could try Altona perhaps. Foiled there the other day in SE. PITA though to walk out until it is deep enough, knowing that there are heaps of rays about.

Gorgo
VIC, 4269 posts
25 Nov 2017 12:58PM
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Duff15 said..
Where does everyone foil in a east wind?


Balnarring. It's all sand except for the reef at the point. Watch out for moorings. They have big orange floats on them.

Duff15
VIC, 224 posts
9 Dec 2017 9:33PM
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Okay im up on the foil and riding long distances :)

I want to learn transitions, where do i start? At the moment im getting off the board and moving the board around.

Any advice where to start?

horey69
QLD, 275 posts
9 Dec 2017 9:47PM
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I asked the question about toeside turns just a week or so ago, plenty of good advise from other riders in it.

TomW059
175 posts
11 Dec 2017 12:19AM
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Bring foil down to surface, kite high. Turn it around on surface. Switch feet on surface before or after.
Do this at faster and faster speed.
Then try a flying heel to toeside gybe.
Then do switch before on surface, and down loop kite and come out of the turn flying.
Next step us foot switch flying ( I'm at this stage).

TomW059
175 posts
11 Dec 2017 12:19AM
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Bring foil down to surface, kite high. Turn it around on surface. Switch feet on surface before or after.
Do this at faster and faster speed.
Then try a flying heel to toeside gybe.
Then do switch before on surface, and down loop kite and come out of the turn flying.
Next step us foot switch flying ( I'm at this stage).

ewan kite
VIC, 915 posts
11 Dec 2017 1:46PM
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I find st Kilda great for a southerly, northerly Brighton (actually had a great foil downwinder from st Kilda to Brighton last northerly), SE-ESE is great at Sandridge in port Melbourne. All good deep water spots and east to get out from the beach.

eddiemorgs
NT, 362 posts
12 Dec 2017 11:19AM
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Duff15 said..
Okay im up on the foil and riding long distances :)

I want to learn transitions, where do i start? At the moment im getting off the board and moving the board around.

Any advice where to start?


There are many other threads in the forum on this. Worth a look.

Smithy
VIC, 823 posts
4 Jan 2018 11:38AM
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Started foiling just before Christmas, already doubled my water time. My local has 3 sandbars which means body dragging out about 100m which is a pain and also means that the water is quite choppy. After about 6 sessions I am up and going with increasing glides up on the foil. I am better when running against the flow of the chop than with it.

My biggest problem at the moment is I am ending up further and further from shore as I head upwind in onshore conditions. I then have to body drag back in down wind which can be a bit tricky in light conditions... any advice on foiling down wind or at least across and not up wind would be appreciated.

Duff15
VIC, 224 posts
4 Jan 2018 4:25PM
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Smithy said..
Started foiling just before Christmas, already doubled my water time. My local has 3 sandbars which means body dragging out about 100m which is a pain and also means that the water is quite choppy. After about 6 sessions I am up and going with increasing glides up on the foil. I am better when running against the flow of the chop than with it.

My biggest problem at the moment is I am ending up further and further from shore as I head upwind in onshore conditions. I then have to body drag back in down wind which can be a bit tricky in light conditions... any advice on foiling down wind or at least across and not up wind would be appreciated.


Had the same problem mate. I just started looking downwind and the board followed. I found as long as the board is flat i can rocket down wind



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