To put it lightly, 2020 was a pretty rough year. As the most unpredictable year in recent history comes to a close, we’re all looking to put the past behind us and blast into 2021 in style. As action-sports star Austin Keen knows best, what better way to glide into the new year than by foiling with friends in beautiful San Diego? Watch Keen’s latest Youtube video to see what happens when you put ten of the best foil riders behind a boat at the same time. Full video HERE.
If you aren’t familiar with foil surfing (or hydrofoil surfing if we want to get technical), you need a special foil board that has a mast attached to the bottom. At the bottom of that mast is a wing, and when you pick up speed, water pushes that wing upward. The final product? Riders stand 2-3 feet above the water, and can pump their legs to pick up speed and power their movement. Hydrofoiling makes for one of the coolest phenomena you can watch on the water. Check out some of AK’s past foil videos if you want to learn more!
- Tow-in Foil Surfing Sessions
- Skimboarding and Foil Surfing in the Same Session
- Jet Ski Foil Surfing Tow-ins!
Hydrofoiling is crazy enough of a concept on its own. But we know Keen has a passion for going above and beyond. How about a whole squad of foilers sharing a party wave? Maybe add foiling stud James Jenkins? How about doing it in the wake of a couple Mastercraft boats? Seeing so many riders share the same wake is wildly impressive to watch..
This video has it all, and it couldn't have come at a better time as we move into the new year.. It’s got some hysterical backflip fails, good times on the boat, and even some helpful foil tips from some of the best in the game.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the good vibes from this video. We had a great time putting it together and we hope you enjoy watching it. As always, be sure to subscribe to AK’s Youtube and follow him on Instagram because the content is only going to get better as we shred into 2021.