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Front wing Foil sizes

I thought I would take the opportunity to start to build a library of front wing sizes for quick reference.

Naish Thrust M : 1032cm2
Naish Thrust L : 1235cm2
Naish Thrust XL : 1572cm2

KENALU 580 : 1084cm2
KENALU 775 : 1496cm2
KENALU 970 : 1994cm2

GOFOIL : 1200cm2 Kai
GOFOIL : 1600cm2 Maliko
GOFOIL : 1800cm2 IWA
GOFOIL : 2000cm2 Maliko
GOFOIL : 2800cm2 Maliko

Takuma V50 : 1004 cm2
Takuma V100 : 1245cm2
Takuma V400 : 1389cm2
Takuma V900 : 1968 cm2

Cloud 9 P27 : 1406cm2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Cloud 9 S24: 1126cm2

Fanatic S1 1024cm2

Quick guide – remember this is based on a starting wing size for the appropriate weight in kg being pulled by a boat at 7 knots minimum – 10 knots maximum or surfing waves in the 2-3ft size range. As you progress and want to venture into bigger or even smaller conditions the wing size can change dramatically.The bigger the wing size, the more lift is generally achieved but a bigger wing has more drag than a smaller wing so bigger is not always better . There will be times when you could feel ‘over winged’ and the foil generates too much speed and lift and vice versa – foiling therefore requires careful riding and trimming to avoid wing breaches and wipeouts !

Bigger waves/ speed = smaller foils
Smaller waves/ speed = larger foils

50kg-  1000cm2 + average wingsize
70kg-  1200cm2 + average wingsize
90kg-  1400cm2 + average wingsize
110kg-  1600cm2 +average wingsize

Happy foilers taking a coffee break

For beginners a shorter mast is advisable and a wider board also more stable especially if learning behind a boat in choppy conditions , for slower speed learning a bigger wing of 2000cm2 + will generally get a 95kg rider up in 5-7knots …perfect for learning the basics.


Thanks – Matt

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  1. I think the GoFoil size is square inch, so Maliko 280 is 1806cm2. 2800cm would be MASSIVE.

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