100% windfoil board or mixed board, what to choose ?

Through this article and video, we give you the advantages and disadvantages of a mixed or 100% fin board in order to find your way in the foil windsurfing equipment. Find our complete guide to start the windfoil.

The needs of a mixed float are multiple but the number 1 criterion is the fact of taking off early. This is valid for foiling as well as for finning.


Mixed windsurf board : foil and fin

Once on the plan, in fin sailing, for the board to glide without speed saturation, we need to free the back of the board. Thus a board allowing aileron and foil navigation, will generally be more pinched on the back with cut-outs. The objective is to reduce the wet surface once you are on the schedule. If the float was wide at the back, we would have a very powerful tail. The faster he goes on the water, the more power he gets, the more he tends to lower the float.


100% foil windsurf board

A 100% foil board will be very wide at the back, to have a powerful tail and therefore support for a fast takeoff. It would saturate in speed in the water, while once in the air, we no longer have the problem of wet surface.



These are the main differences between a mixed board and a 100% foil board. Now you have to make your choice and this is all about compromise and performance. If you are looking for pure performance, then a board 100% dedicated to its practice will be ideal. However, a mixed board will also suit a large majority of riders in order to avoid several boards.