JP was one of the first leading windsurf brands to introduce specialised boards for foiling. Now we offer a line of three dedicated foil boards in two different technologies. Popular since their introduction, the shapes are perfect for all levels of foil windsurfers from first timers to performance oriented foil riders. The 120, 135 and 150 remain unchanged and represent a balanced mix of fast, performance-oriented boards which are easily accessible with user-friendly all-round appeal.
The steady nose rocker combined with a soft tuck line and bevels in the front make for a smooth and forgiving entry once the nose comes down on the water. This is essential, as many beginners tend to nosedive. The noses don’t dig into the water but will bounce back off the water and you will keep flying.
The V-angled nose bevels clear the rail from touching the water when pushing down the windward rail – especially when sailing upwind. This way, the board can be tilted and more power applied to the foil for more acceleration and speed.
The flat deck shape and the ideally positioned footstraps make for an upright stance to control the power of the foil.
Volume and width help to lift the boards out of the water early.
The tail cut-outs reduce the volume in the tail. These cut outs also make it easier to get flying earlier by being able to push the wide tail down easily and ‘pump the foil’ during take-off.
120: Very short, lively and exciting, it is the right tool to explore new boundaries of this sport. They are designed for higher winds, small sails and advanced riders. No limitations: Free your mind, be innovative, these shapes will take you there. Compared to the big boards, the compact board with narrow outline offers a more centred stance and a very responsive fun feel!
135: The second generation of the shape that started it all: it features all the latest foil shape features of its brothers, like the very pronounced V and V-angled bevels in the nose area, make foiling easy and more accessible for everyone. The cut-outs are designed to pump the board instantly onto the foil and fly. The tail is wide and the straps far outboard for more control and power over the foil. This size is well-known for being all-round, almost universal, as it covers a very wide wind and range as well as it suits most rider weights and levels.
150: Originally designed for the first PWA foil races, today the 150 can be seen as most efficient and very fast lightwind foil board. It suits heavy weights and everybody who needs to use very big sails. Compared to the latest super-wide race developments, it can be pumped onto the foil with less effort and has more freeride appeal as it is way easier to sail – especially across the wind. The additional set of inboard straps aids control when flying over chop on deep downwind courses.
All of the HydroFoil shapes take into consideration the different riding position compared to windsurfing with a fin and also the aerodynamic behaviour of the boards. They are adjusted to make flying over water easy, accessible, fast and fun for everyone. And the key to this is the perfect balance, stability and great leverage towards the foil.
For the leverage, the compact designs feature a wide tail and parallel outline which helps you to control, balance and work the lift of the foil. The shortness keeps the swing weights to a minimum.
The thin profile limits the drag once airborne and creates as little resistance as possible, which is very important when you are flying because strong gusts don’t affect the stability. Your flight will be very stable and balanced.
All HydroFoil boards come with a special, reinforced Tuttle-Foilbox.
JP’s unique foil all-rounder ! Apparently the market has been waiting eagerly for this concept as the sales started brilliantly. These very compact shapes have little to no limitations regarding the range of use and suit the whole windsurf foil community because fun is their main target. Everybody will be able to enjoy foiling as easily as possible – in every aspect of this new discipline. Slightly longer that comparable designs on the market, they offer more ease and accessibility. And now, novelties upgrade this line: Specially adapted to wing foiling, the boards now feature an elongated pad and additional footstrap plugs further forward. The brand-new, small model, the 105, suits lighter riders and everybody who wants a more playful and nimble toy. The board to enjoy foil fun – easy!
Foil Mount & Positions:
The strong construction is built to last and can take all the forces. The plate mount and the Tuttle box fitting cover all needs and rider preferences. Being able to adjust not only the mast track, but the Foil as well, allows the rider to tune this board exactly to their own specific foiling style – and the scale helps you to find the right position of the foil.
The centre foot strap option with the huge adjustment range is an essential key feature and the base for control over both rails. This grants a safe feel and quick progress for the newcomers to foiling as they will stay balanced easily and prevents entry level riders from losing the stability in the air.
For experienced sailors the centred straps mean absolute freedom to get creative: The toy of joy offers everything for the advanced rider who wants to push his limits and take his freestyle know-how into the new world of foiling.
The manoeuvre oriented rider will enjoy flying down the smooth swell faces, or even taking it into the waves for some long effortless flights.
The FreeFoils also come with the common outboard 4 strap setup for regular foiling. They track extremely well up and down wind and allow a fast and efficient flight mode – ideal for all freeriders who want to use powerful foils and to sail fast.
The comfortable deck shape is also very user friendly for the strapless riders out there. It offers the most responsive feel, at the same time being as forgiving as it can get.
Being narrow enough, they allow easy foot movement for gybes as well as transition from rail to rail.
The voluminous rails in combination with a small bevel provide lift on occasional touch-downs for a smooth and a forgiving glide.
The insert options allow to trim the mast base and foil closer together and quite far forward. This opens a total new window for the advanced rider as the board gets more lively and direct for immediate response. So, this option is especially interesting for the freestyle and wave community.
For Wing Foiling, strap-less or with straps, mount the plate of the foil all the way forward in the track boxes. New: the boards feature an elongated pad to the area where you stand when winging and for those who like it, there are additional wing footstrap plugs.
With sufficient volume and plenty of float, these boards get you up and flying in the lightest breeze. Once airborne, the reduced swing weights offer a very stable ride without limitations, no matter if you want to blast along, ride waves, be active in the freestyle-foil madness or join the latest trend – wing foiling. Ease, manoeuvrability, and control for everybody !
Ideal for all types of freeride foiling. Whether it be just cruising along, riding strapless, riding with foot straps, wave foiling, wing surfing, teaching people how to foil behind a boat, or even freestyle, this board can do it all, and can do it all REALLY WELL ! Suitable for all conditions and levels.
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