Imagine a handful of Foil Boards pumping around in your fav lineup.

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And if they can do this to anyone’s face, they can kill. Let’s hope we don’t see this sport become SUP popular.

Indeed, Kai Lenny can make any wave craft look fun and easy but it Foils are not easy nor safe for all. These boards pose a real threat to limb and life to riders and other surfers at the break. Japanese surfer Yu Tonbi Sumitomo is an advanced surfer and had to have a Foil for himself after seeing Kai (see link below). It wasnt long after he was seriously hurt. This injury prompted Mitchell to speak up. Thank goodness.

Jamie Mitchell on FB  HERE

“So lately i have been asked consistently about my thoughts on the so called “NEW” foil popularity and haven’t really said much .. But, yesterday sadly i saw a photo that I new was coming sooner than later.. In my opinion Foils are for open ocean swells, Outer Bombies, and places where there are no people or very few people doing it together.. Foils are dangerous… Very dangerous, and do not belong in the surf zone with the masse’s and general public.. Yes Kai and and a few talented kids can probably control the boards amazingly well, but you can’t control other people’s actions and movements. I see more and more clips everyday of people trying the foils and i am so scared that someone will pay the ultimate price and die.. Look at this photo below.. If a foil hits you or you hit someone with the foil its going to end badly.. I sure hope the people and companies that are making money off these are doing their best to educate people about the dangers. i don’t think this will be the 1st or last incident unfortunately… Im very happy that the gentleman in this photo will be ok.. Please think about your surroundings before you just jump in and start surfing those boards.”
Check Kai Lenny’s FOIL Riding HERE

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