Ok, so this is all a big MAYBE but it might just be possible to foil SUP race! It was only a matter of time until we saw the right video clip showing it could happen. This well shot video of rider Chuck Glynn from Ikaika Pidot definitly gets you thinking!
Can you paddle on a foil? And if so would it really be possible to race SUP foils?
Chuck is surfing a 1 foot day in California, and off the back of the wave he can paddle and stay on the foil and link waves. We’ve seen Kai Lenny do this on a short board with no paddle, so we know its possible to pump with the legs and keep the foil on the plane. But there hasn’t been many flat water video shots of a SUP foil.
But could a paddler doing sprint racing for example race, be able to get on to the foil from a standing start? At the moment no… but with equipment, fitness & technique tuning maybe it could just be possible.
We guess the real questions is “Do we as paddlers want it to happen?”… one board that really does it all!
As always your thoughts and opinions welcome.