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First Flight!

Casey’s Blog:

Well I had a real dream come true!  Today I had my first go flying like a Pelican over Da Reef. This is something I always dreamed of since a kid. Now, with the emergence of Sup/surf foiling, that feeling is possible. It has taken me the last 3 years to get to this point; learning to foil in the different disciplines, building a board that will fly like an airplane yet shred like a surfboard (Mystery machine) and  finding a foil that’s good for the waves.  With some pumping waves on Da Reef it all came together and I flew: Gliding across a wave just like that bird does. What an amazing freaken feeling!

I nailed a couple of good rides during the session. It was just enough to get the feeling (but most of the time I got absolutely pummeled). The learning curve is steep on this one.  I think I bruised internal organs I didn’t even know I had, I definitely have some wicked whiplash and I even snapped a paddle in half.  Looking back at it I am  feeling kind of lucky the carnage to me wasn’t worse.  Ya I might want to get some hockey gear for next session! Can’t freaken wait!

Mystery Machine in SUP FOIL mode. Waaa How Whoaaa, Yup its a Mystery
Another broken Paddle. I am the Undertaker of paddles
Pelican flying on a wave, riding the updraft from the wave. Very Cool