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OMG!!! / How much faster is a foil compared to a surf shape?

It’s hard to judge, but a question we get asked a fair bit on SUPboarder is ‘ How much faster is a foil compared to a surf shape? ‘ Well, wave type and riders do come into the equation but if you want to see a quick demo of how much faster a foil is, check out this video from Houre Movie of rider Philippe Caneri taking on a tidal bore. The speed difference is unreal on the gutless slope of a wave.

-WARNING-
This is a very risky take off and should not be repeated. There is no chance of mistakes in a busy line up like this. But Philippe absolutely nailed it and what about that for a take off!

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nuts!

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