Wing foiling is just a few years old but it is here to stay in time because it has the potential to surf and fly in a completely different way as Kai Lenny says.
We made a few surf foil boards a couple of years back with Dazz and not knowing what other where doing I developed a different (as far as I know) tech to transfer the tremendous leverage forces from the base of the mast to under the feet. The result is strong and light.
A few shots from early 2021
Elleciel foil boards are made with 15g/l EPS foam core, Laminated Divinycell reinforcements to transfer forces from the base of the mast straight under your feet. Covered by different types of fiberglass, carbon, basalt/innegra, the almost infinite cloth inlays options, paulownia wood and more, all put together using partially bio based epoxy resin and two hands.
(As all is consistently evolving, and the I spend more time in the workshop than in front of the computer things will very likely be slightly different by now...)
Here is what has been made so far but that is by far not the limits.
How will yours be?
(Price around 33000 Thai baht)
Foil version of the Egginos in 5'3" x 26" 81liters 5.230kg
5'2" x 26" 80Liters
Bar of Gold 5'7" x 29" 113 liters
Basalt wrapped plus basalt uni rail bands left this 113liters by 29" strong and light at 6.140kg (with pad). Alex is a tall guy who know that width means stability and shortness reduces swing weight.
5'11" x 27"½ 113 liters for 6.8kg
Cloth inlay and a strip of Basalt at tail for the missing bit..
Da school Monsta
6'1" x 29" 141 liters 7.3kg
That's what you want for your first go with a wing and a foil, it provides the stability you need to tame the wing and all the other things you'll soon know enough to play with.
5'3" 80l wing foil board for Mathieu.
PPC inspired plus a blend of what worked best for us so far.
So much going on on this little 5.05kg guy...
Built with entropyresin, paulownia wood etc and #armacell (#recycledpetbottles) hd foam.
Some like the short and wide..
First attempt to build a wing foil board. That thing was so pretty with her basalt/flax skin before I had to dip it in milk to stay cool under Thailand's sun but so it is.
5'5" x 26½ x 4½ +-78liters 5.55kg 12" boxes, lots of basalt/flax, glass and 2.5mm paulownia skin. I'm pretty sure she will float and fly!
Ps. It does.