Hydrofoiling gets a bad rap. It’s also fairly well understood that it ain’t easy. Something about seeing some of the world’s best surfers (John John Florence, Kelly Slater, and Jamie O’Brien included) struggle to figure it out is indicative of the steep learning curve.
Lucky for would-be foilers, the folks at Naish enlisted the likes of Kai Lenny to tell you everything you need to know to get started.
Kai hits on what spots are ideal for foiling, why you should practice at a spot with nobody in the water, and proper setup.
For more with Kai, check out this piece we shot with him last year on the North Shore: