Here is a little visual stimuli for you all. A little windsurf wave foiling action for you, taken from the bird in the sky. I think this was taken last year on a average cold breezy day on Lake Erie. Sorry for the cheesy music, like everything these days YouTube sucks and won’t let you post anything for copyright BS. enjoy!
Casey’s Blog: Greetings Reef Warriors its been way too long, but unless you’re living under a rock. The long awaited Top Gun Maverick is finally out and sounds like a another masterpiece. As most of you know Top Gun is my all-time favorite movie, it has had a pretty big influence on me to say the least. I can never get enough of, “The need for speed”, “drinking heavily at a bar” “Playing volleyball/football on the beach” “Jets/missiles” “ flying upside down while giving the bird to the enemy” “Banging the teacher” “best one liners ever created” “best nicknames ever” and last but not least if you don’t go see it, “you will be flying rubber dog shit from Hong Kong”. Love that one. Hahaha I know Top Gun Teddy is ready to go see it. So grab your aviators and enjoy the show.!
WWF down-winders are one of the most fun and truly special things you can do. I can’t believe I’ve been doing it for almost 5 years now. There is no better surf foil feeling, than surfing swell and gliding for miles and miles and miles. Plus with WWF’s amazing up wind capabilities and stability you can just do it over and over again all day long or at least until your legs turn into jelly which usually happens first in foil surfing. WWF down-winding just excels in Lakes, Bays, Rivers, etc and Lower winds. Plus as I found out this year it’s even better in higher winds as long as you have a small enough power source like a 2.8- 2.5m etc. Now WWF down-winding is more for the advanced, but it’s definitely the easiest style of foil surfing down winding I’ve ever done. As we all know how easy WWF is on a Top Gun kit.👍 So in due time you’ll be riding swell for miles and your stoke meter will be on overload. 🏄♂️😎🤙
Sorry I have been slacking on the blog for a long time. The world has been such a freaking dumpster fire for the last year and a half plus, its just been too dang depressing to find any positives to talk about. Plus I have been so flat out busy making Top Gun boards for everyone that I haven’t seen the light of day very often. I also got some health issues that have been very difficult and absolutely kicking my ass, but that’s a complicated topic for another blog. Okay enough excuses from me, time to get back to the fun stuff. The only thing I really hope for these days is if everyone turns off the brainwashing boxes in front of there face. Get outside, talk to their family, friends, neighbors and respect one another, this world can be a beautiful place it’s really that simple.
Well its been a while since I have put my ugly mug on screen. 😜 hopefully this helps everyone to rig there sail correctly for WWF. 👌 so you can use smaller sails. Most of us are in the habit of rigging our sails for windsurfing or even wind foiling. Now WWF is a bit of a different animal, so you need to rig your sail differently so you get the most out of it.
This is the size sails for the wind speed you generally should be using for WWF once you get past the Rookie stage.
5.7 6-12 Knts
4.7 10-16 knts
3.7 14-22 knts
2.7 20-30 knts
Remember one of the main concepts for WWF is using small uber powerful sails to get you flying on these super efficient setups and big surf wings. This is one of the reasons its so easy and fun.