Riding upwind the foil was super stable and after almost making a few tacks I was way out to sea amongst the rolling swell and it was now time to come back downwind.
- Leave the back footstrap off, wear a helmet and impact jacket/buoyancy aid.
- For first 10 or so runs concentrate on keeping the board on the water while bringing the power on in the kite. Then when you are able to go along powered with the board staying on the water, slowly start to come onto the foil using back leg pressure.
- Make small adjustments with the bar to keep the power constant.
- Try and stay over the foil at all times.
- Keep the runs to a max of 500m once you start flying. Otherwise you will be miles upwind!
- Keep at it. You are looking at between 1-10 hours before you stop crashing and are able to make long runs staying on the foil the whole way.
Kite Foiling takes a lot of work before you start to feel comfortable on all points of sail and you have to really persevere with the tacks and gybes but it is so worth it. I would recommend everyone to get out there and get a foil and you will never be bored on those non perfect days again.
New production Sencillo foil and board will be available soon at www.fastafoil.com
For Kitesurf lessons in Cornwall, Clinics and Coaching Hoildays go to my school www.pastyadventures.co.uk
Cheers and Happy Flying
Lee ‘Pasty’ Harvey
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