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Laird Foilboarding Kauai

Text from Men’s Journal

Hawaii-based videographer Adam Guy recently captured an awe-inspiring foilboarding session of Laird Hamilton in Kauai. With tow-in from a jet ski, Hamilton glides a foot above waves as he outruns the curling surf.

A foilboard is a surfboard with a hydrofoil attached below. When a surfer reaches a high enough speed — with the help of a jet ski or kite — the foil lifts the board above the water. By riding the submerged foil, surfers get a speed boost from reduced friction along with a smoother ride that’s not susceptible to choppy water…

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