For someone who has surfed and paddleboarded some of the best waves in the world, when Kai Lenny says “it’s by far the best feeling i’ve had in surfing for a very long time” you know that hydrofoil surfing must not only be totally epic but it is definitely here to stay. Sure we have seen hydrofoiling surfing before and Kai certainly isn’t the first but he gives it a resounding thumbs up and claims that it has opened his world to new experiences and given him the chance to surf spots he would never of looked twice at.
Kai has today released a video of him riding the sticker laden hydrofoil surfboard, cruising atop barely breaking waves and performing snaking turns on the rolling swell, but it is what happens when he gets it out on a proper wave that will get people sitting up and taking a second glance. By pumping the foil surfboard, Kai is able to ride out of a bottom turn and drive himself out to sea and towards the next wave, before turning and surfing the second wave!
Unfortunately Kai hasn’t revealed if the foil board in question is for general sale or how us mere mortals can get to try one! We have embedded the video of Kai riding two waves after only paddling for one below, it is really worth taking a look. Let us know if you are saving for your own hydrofoil surfboard and is it something you would like to try?