For the take-off in surf foil, we tend to use the reflexes of the wave catching in surfing, i.e. to put the board back on the wrong side. Unfortunately this does not work in foil surfing. What we advise you to do is to concentrate on the take-off with a wave catch facing the beach and perpendicular to the wave. The foil will then try to take off like an airplane wing. When you are going to do your take-off, to straighten up you will have to stand up with your front foot, maybe even exaggerate putting it further forward than usual. Not to have the usual surfer’s stance and on the contrary, perhaps, for the beginnings, to have the front foot much more spread out than normal to really tackle the foil, to make it take off, to make it reposition itself and to play like that.


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