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Surf foil

Complete foil

AFS Carver

To learn to fly.

Starting at 1 766 €.

AFS Flyer

For a dynamic and tolerant practice.

Starting at €1,756

AFS Performer

For an all-terrain practice.

Starting at €1,726

Surfboard foil

AFS FLY

Perfect for your foil surfing sessions

Starting at € 990

Front wing

AFS Carver

For a low speed and wave practice.

Starting at €499

AFS Flyer

For an all-terrain practice.

Starting at 489 €.

AFS Performer

For an advanced practice.

Starting at 469 €.

Stabilizer

Trace

For an all-terrain practice

189 €

Performer

To boost your performance

189 €

Tbar

Fuselage

Long or short

À From 339 € onwards

Alpha mast

Evolutionary mast

729 €

Performer Mast

To boost your glide

À Starting at €899

Accessories

Screw pack

15 €

Screw afs alpha foil platinum

15 €

Leash board afs right

19.90 €

Front wing cover

22.00

Leash board afs accordeon

34.90 €

Stabilizer cover

12.00

Cover tbar alpha

69.00

Mat cover

39.00

Fuselage cover

22.00

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The story

Having made its appearance in the 2000s, the surf foil quickly conquered the lovers of water sports, especially surfers and board sports enthusiasts. Accessible, this discipline does not cease to make followers in the world. Moreover, the surfers are starting to invade the most beautiful spots in the world and are going to discover new sensations in the regions inaccessible to surfing. On the professional side, the levels are progressively increasing while the beginners are becoming more and more fascinated by the world of foil. Experts, like Laird Hamilton, always attack bigger and bigger.

How does foil surfing work?

Just like the airplane which uses overpressure and underpressure, the operation of the foil is based on the same principle. With speed, this force increases and drives the lift. In order to enjoy the sensations of foil surfing, it is essential to master the techniques of support to ensure good stability. Indeed, the foil is composed of several elements that need to be adapted to your level, namely the mast, the fuselage, the stabilizer and the front wing.

What is the surface of the front wing, stabilizer or mast size?

It is essential to choose your equipment according to your level but also your weight to practice surf foil. The front wing is one of the elements that guarantees the lift of the whole. Beginners will prefer a front wing with a large surface and a certain thickness. The surface will depend on the weight of the practice. Although this type of wing is limited in terms of speed (compared to a thin wing of the foil windsurf ) This kite allows you to have fun quickly and above all to be able to follow the wave. With a smaller and thinner wing, the speed of the whole will be faster. However, its use will be more technical. Attached perpendicular to the fuselage and the board, the size of the mast is also chosen according to your level. The ideal size to start surfing foil is to choose a short mast of about 70 cm. The latter will allow you to stay closer to the surface of the water and easily catch small waves.

Which surf foil board to choose ?

There are different sizes of boards depending on the discipline and the level of the surfers. To ensure excellent stability when starting out, it is advisable to opt for a board with volume and which is long to facilitate gliding. This will allow you to keep a good stability and reduce the errors of support. You can opt for a less dense board depending on your progress.

An aluminium or carbon foil surfboard ?

Today there are two types of construction: aluminum and carbon. Carbon has several advantages over aluminum:

  • No/no more corrosion concerns
  • The characteristics of carbon are no longer in question. It brings lightness and rigidity
  • Better fluid flow and therefore better glide

Certainly a more expensive foil at the beginning but more durable over time.

How to start surfing foil ?

It is essential to start on small, soft waves. There’s no point in going for hollow at first :) It will come with time. To practice surfing foil, waves averaging 1 meter high can provide great sensations.

Taking the balance

As for surfing, it is essential to start on the foil surfboard while lying down and paddle to catch a wave. When you feel the wave, you must rely on the speed generated by the slope to ensure the takeoff. There will be a few falls at the beginning, this is normal. Don’t try to ride along the wave like you would in surfing but really go straight. Put your supports forward at first so as not to make the surf foil take off too quickly. Once you are standing, press down on the back foot to take off.

Finding the right starting position

Just like surfing, you can start to stand up when you feel the pressure of the water on your feet. For beginners, the start may require several sessions.

Some tips for foil surfing

To progress in foil surfing, you can practice behind a boat with a rope and rudder (on the same principle as wakeboarding). You will be able to quickly find the right take-off techniques. Feel free to use a foil surfboard with a little more volume to stand on. After learning to fly, you can start to make turns. You will acquire the right reflexes after 3 to 5 sessions. Also think about going through a surf foil school to master the basics.