iFoil: the future of windsurfing looks like this

April 20, 2015 | Windsurfing
iFoil windsurf board: all in one | Photo: iFoil

Foils are not new to windsurfing, but there's a revolutionary formula entering the market. Meet the iFoil.

Will windsurf boards look like this in the future? iFoil believes they will. The company from Portland, United Kingdom, developed a hydrofoil board that you can carve, gybe, jump and drive off the fin.

The 100 percent carbon foam sandwich monocoque construction looks and feels like a foil windsurf board, but it will be simultaneously accessible to a beginner and rewarding for a pro. The iFoil can be fully dismantled, and it is self-adjusting.

According to its British developers, the iFoil is paving the way for "a new generation of high-performance windsurfing utilising a highly developed foil." And those who tried it seem to love it.

"Foiling has been tricky until now! It's a work of art. After years of development and testing, the iFoil is finally ready. You must try it out, it's a magical feeling to hover," wrote Olympic windsurfing medallist Nick Dempsey.

The iFoil is still making its first steps into the conservative world of windsurfing, but if successful, it may change the way we ride the wind.

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