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wind_serf



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:06 pm    Post subject: SF Foil Quiver Advice Reply with quote

Hey all,

I moved to the Bay Area this fall and am looking for some suggestions on sail sizes for foiling here. I sold almost all of my random mismatched gear before I moved, and now am investing in newer (probably still used) stuff.

For ref, Iím about 140lbs and Iím an intermediate foiler. I ride a Wizard 105 and was almost always using an infinity 84 wing because it allowed me to get out in the super light winds in the Seattle area. Iíve been out in the gorge probably 7-8 days. Iíve used 2.5-6.4 with my setup with success.

I havenít been out yet but Iíve been scouting locations and looking for gear. I think Iíd probably mostly sail at crissy, coyote point and half moon bay on the inside.

Iím thinking about going 3.3/4.0/5.0, paired with my Wizard 105/infinity 84. Iíll probably get a smaller 65 wing at some point. I think Iíd like to get out from 15mph to 25mph wind speeds... but not too sure of whatís typical here yet. I used to go out in sub 15 a lot.. not sure if I will here. Still learning conditions.

Any thoughts? What sizes are people foiling on around the bay? Stoked to get out and sail with people here!
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dllee



Joined: 03 Jul 2009
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Location: East Bay

PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You got the right light wind setup.
Bay can blow anything, but most often changes a lot while you're in the water.
Any given day can be 5-19 with bigger gusts and lighter slots out to the windline.
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streetsailing



Joined: 10 Apr 2000
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Location: San Francisco

PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We foil daily at Crissy on all the different sizes. Come down today and we can talk. I'm also on slingshot gear and got lot's to spares to demo. I don't think you'll need the 84 that much here though. Winds are pretty solid. You'll need a 65 and 76 mostly. Since you're 140, 5.0 and smaller is all the sails you'll need.
We have the Crissy Field Swap on April 4 but message me on FB if you want to chat.
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kevinkan



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Location: San Francisco

PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yep just depends on what sort of ride you want and how powered up you want to be. i'm about 200lbs, and I can get away with the infinity 76 and a 4.0 during the season. most rig bigger, but my freestyle sails are powerful and pump well... and I like to be less powered.
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