Hydrofoils Are Crazy Business

Hydrofoils are crazy business. They’ve been around lakes and rivers for a long time. You’d see some seated weirdo bouncing big airs behind a boat every once in a while.

“A foilboard or hydrofoils board is a surfboard with a hydrofoils (large fin type thingy) that extends below the board into the water. This design causes the board to leave the surface of the water at various speeds.”

The hydrofoils board isn’t a new invention, it’s been around since the 90’s and when he’s not stand up paddle boarding in the nude, waterman Laird Hamilton doesn’t mind a thrash on the Hydrofoil. The board gained mass attention after it’s staring role in Bruce Brown’s Step Into Liquid 12 years back featuring Laird gliding through solid waves in Hawaii.

 

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