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getting out thru shorebreak
« on: March 30, 2020, 09:16:28 pm »
Though the wing does allow more access to different locations, getting out thru a shore break seems much harder than with a kite, for example.  Any techniques or tips to share?

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Re: getting out thru shorebreak
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2020, 09:25:17 am »
I'd love to hear peoples experiences on this as well. I saw a clip of the maui guys saying they paddle with their board upside down with the mast butted up against their shoulder, but this was for SUP foiling with a paddle, not while dragging a wind wing behind you as well.
The method that comes to mind is to kneel on the board and use the wing to power you over the breakers, but my local area is too shallow - my problem is that I can't flip the board over as its too shallow for the majority of the breakers, which means I can't have the foil down to kneel on the board.
I live in fear of the shorebreak flipping the board over so the foil tumbles over onto the wind wing :o

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Re: getting out thru shorebreak
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2020, 11:56:25 am »
I'd love to hear peoples experiences on this as well. I saw a clip of the maui guys saying they paddle with their board upside down with the mast butted up against their shoulder, but this was for SUP foiling with a paddle, not while dragging a wind wing behind you as well.
The method that comes to mind is to kneel on the board and use the wing to power you over the breakers, but my local area is too shallow - my problem is that I can't flip the board over as its too shallow for the majority of the breakers, which means I can't have the foil down to kneel on the board.
I live in fear of the shorebreak flipping the board over so the foil tumbles over onto the wind wing :o

Hi Dommo,


In larger shorebreak in shallow water I will walk the board out as far as I can stand.  I  usually hold the board by the nose on the upwind side of me and the wind on the downwind.  side. I have the Board flipped up or horizonalt (Mast parallel to the water). Once I get into deeper water I flip to board over (foil down) and get on the board. Get into surf paddle position, pull the wing close, plant my feet on the leading edge of the Wing and paddle like crazy to punch through the rest of the waves.

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Re: getting out thru shorebreak
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2020, 01:04:46 pm »
I'd love to hear peoples experiences on this as well. I saw a clip of the maui guys saying they paddle with their board upside down with the mast butted up against their shoulder, but this was for SUP foiling with a paddle, not while dragging a wind wing behind you as well.
The method that comes to mind is to kneel on the board and use the wing to power you over the breakers, but my local area is too shallow - my problem is that I can't flip the board over as its too shallow for the majority of the breakers, which means I can't have the foil down to kneel on the board.
I live in fear of the shorebreak flipping the board over so the foil tumbles over onto the wind wing :o

Hi Dommo,


In larger shorebreak in shallow water I will walk the board out as far as I can stand.  I  usually hold the board by the nose on the upwind side of me and the wind on the downwind.  side. I have the Board flipped up or horizonalt (Mast parallel to the water). Once I get into deeper water I flip to board over (foil down) and get on the board. Get into surf paddle position, pull the wing close, plant my feet on the leading edge of the Wing and paddle like crazy to punch through the rest of the waves.

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Cheers Gunnar - appreciate it. Let me check though - the wing is floating behind you with the handles facing up, and you hook your feet over the leading edge while you are lying on the board paddling? Have I got that right?

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Re: getting out thru shorebreak
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2020, 01:06:43 pm »
No.  I have the wing handles down and rest my toes on top of the leading edge.  Although I am sure it works the other way round too.

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Re: getting out thru shorebreak
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2020, 01:08:39 pm »
No.  I have the wing handles down and rest my toes on top of the leading edge.  Although I am sure it works the other way round too.

Does the white water not push it away from you?

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Re: getting out thru shorebreak
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2020, 02:35:24 pm »
No.  I have the wing handles down and rest my toes on top of the leading edge.  Although I am sure it works the other way round too.

Does the white water not push it away from you?

Rarely.  It's pretty solidly wedged between be feet and the board.

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Re: getting out thru shorebreak
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2020, 02:42:57 pm »
I'd love to hear peoples experiences on this as well. I saw a clip of the maui guys saying they paddle with their board upside down with the mast butted up against their shoulder, but this was for SUP foiling with a paddle, not while dragging a wind wing behind you as well.
The method that comes to mind is to kneel on the board and use the wing to power you over the breakers, but my local area is too shallow - my problem is that I can't flip the board over as its too shallow for the majority of the breakers, which means I can't have the foil down to kneel on the board.
I live in fear of the shorebreak flipping the board over so the foil tumbles over onto the wind wing :o

Hi Dommo,


In larger shorebreak in shallow water I will walk the board out as far as I can stand.  I  usually hold the board by the nose on the upwind side of me and the wind on the downwind.  side. I have the Board flipped up or horizonalt (Mast parallel to the water). Once I get into deeper water I flip to board over (foil down) and get on the board. Get into surf paddle position, pull the wing close, plant my feet on the leading edge of the Wing and paddle like crazy to punch through the rest of the waves.

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Re: getting out thru shorebreak
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2020, 10:58:43 am »
I'd love to hear peoples experiences on this as well. I saw a clip of the maui guys saying they paddle with their board upside down with the mast butted up against their shoulder, but this was for SUP foiling with a paddle, not while dragging a wind wing behind you as well.
The method that comes to mind is to kneel on the board and use the wing to power you over the breakers, but my local area is too shallow - my problem is that I can't flip the board over as its too shallow for the majority of the breakers, which means I can't have the foil down to kneel on the board.
I live in fear of the shorebreak flipping the board over so the foil tumbles over onto the wind wing :o

Hi Dommo,


In larger shorebreak in shallow water I will walk the board out as far as I can stand.  I  usually hold the board by the nose on the upwind side of me and the wind on the downwind.  side. I have the Board flipped up or horizonalt (Mast parallel to the water). Once I get into deeper water I flip to board over (foil down) and get on the board. Get into surf paddle position, pull the wing close, plant my feet on the leading edge of the Wing and paddle like crazy to punch through the rest of the waves.

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Once you are deep enough to flip board foil down, what about straddling the board and winging out?  Seem that might work better than paddling with wing behind you.

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Re: getting out thru shorebreak
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2020, 12:38:48 pm »
I'd love to hear peoples experiences on this as well. I saw a clip of the maui guys saying they paddle with their board upside down with the mast butted up against their shoulder, but this was for SUP foiling with a paddle, not while dragging a wind wing behind you as well.
The method that comes to mind is to kneel on the board and use the wing to power you over the breakers, but my local area is too shallow - my problem is that I can't flip the board over as its too shallow for the majority of the breakers, which means I can't have the foil down to kneel on the board.
I live in fear of the shorebreak flipping the board over so the foil tumbles over onto the wind wing :o

Hi Dommo,


In larger shorebreak in shallow water I will walk the board out as far as I can stand.  I  usually hold the board by the nose on the upwind side of me and the wind on the downwind.  side. I have the Board flipped up or horizonalt (Mast parallel to the water). Once I get into deeper water I flip to board over (foil down) and get on the board. Get into surf paddle position, pull the wing close, plant my feet on the leading edge of the Wing and paddle like crazy to punch through the rest of the waves.

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Once you are deep enough to flip board foil down, what about straddling the board and winging out?  Seem that might work better than paddling with wing behind you.

If its sideshore or offshore wind, sure that would work, but in onshore paddling is definitely the safer option.   

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