GoFoil SUP Hydrofoil

A hydrofoil board is basically a surfboard with a hydrofoil that extends below the board into the water. This design causes the board to leave the surface of the water at various speeds. Laird Hamilton, a prominent figure in the invention of big wave tow-in surfing, later discovered the foilboard’s capability to harness swell energy with the use of a jet ski, pulling the rider into a wave. Now, the GoFoil SUP brings this invention to paddle boarding. Some compare this experience to “taking flight”, as the board lifts from the water between 4-8mph, depending on wave push, positive angle and rider weight. Once airborne the foil takes over and then it is a matter of hunting the trough of the wave and looking for swells to link up. Click here to view the first image in today’s viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one on how to build your own virtual reality-ready PC for under $800.

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