FOILSURFING

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FOILSURFING

Postby scottnorby » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:36 pm

Any pskiters attempting downwind wake or paddle in foilsurfing?
Without a kite?
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Re: FOILSURFING

Postby eric » Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:12 pm

I saw a post that Matt D from Urban was out chasing freighter wakes the other day.
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Re: FOILSURFING

Postby scottnorby » Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:17 pm

Very cool.
Any idea if they are having any luck?
Pretty good apps for tracking ship traffic in the sound.
Having a 6 hour headsup for “swell” is realistic
But every ship is so different.
But draught and speed are listed on most of the vessel tracking sites
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Re: FOILSURFING

Postby eric » Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:58 pm

That I don't know. I assume, since it is Matt D that yes, they are having success. Might be worth a call or a stop in at urban and talk to the legend himself.

I also know that Rob Casey from Salmon Bay paddle does a ton of ship wake suping, so he would probably have great insight on the ship v wake considerations

https://www.salmonbaypaddle.com/
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