WINDFOILING is an exciting new way to experience windsurfing. Special designed and reinforced windsurfing boards are combined with specific windsurfing Hydrofoils designed to enable boards to foil and fly in as little as 6 knots of wind. The unique FOILS (Hydrofoils) are designed to lift a windsurfing boards out of the water, meet a path of least resistance and provide a flying sensation to the rider. At Isthmus Sailboards we'll be stocking select Windfoil designs of boards and foils that meet the highest standard of design, construction and price ranges. Expect this windfoil class to be growing and evolving, and trust Isthmus Sailboards to stay on top of this trend with our selection of offerings. We will have Boards from RRD, JP, Slingshot, Starboard Bic and more. The FOILS are hydrofoils that are a combination of four parts: Mast, Fuselage, Front Wing and Rear stabilizing Wing. The Mast vary in span width, length and construction. Mast Construction types are Carbon or Aluminum– with carbon being much lighter and efficient. Aluminum masts are heavier and significantly less expensive to produce. The top of mast contains the fin box base and are Deep Tuttle or Tuttle box options. The Fuselage are carbon or aluminum as well. Think of these as airplane fuselage – that travel through the water and secure to the mast and wings. The Wings will vary in span width that cater to various wind conditions. The larger the wing – the more lift they create to enable earlier foiling potential. The front wing generates most of the lift while the rear wing functions more as a stabilizer once you're foiling. Some brands make optional front wings to allow riders to change sizes as their skills and conditions demand. Contact us for more info and cutting edge developments in this exciting class of WINDFOILING.
The Isthmus Team double boxes all boards that ship from our warehouse at no additional cost to you to ensure the board you've ordered arrives safe and protected. We use custom made, double walled, heavy duty cardboard that can absorb up to an additional 350lbs of pressure to wrap a 2nd layer of protection around your board. This exclusive double boxing process equates to about 25 minutes of additional staff time to prepare your shipment and an additional $49 in cardboard used to protect your board.