F4 has been developing hydrofoils for windsurf boards over the last year and recently went into production. The new windsurf foil is based on carbon prepreg construction and is very stiff and strong. This new hydrofoil is allowing riders a new level of performance and stability enabling upwind and downwind performance comparable with formula windsurf boards. Flying above the water allows for a consistent speed since the motion through the water is not significantly affected by the waves and chop. The ride is particulary smooth and enjoyable. Riders can use much smaller sails, in the 5 to 7M range, compared with formula boards.
Julien Bontemps, 2008 Olympic Silver Medalist has joined the F4 team riding F4 Race and Slalom foils.
As we are all getting ready for Thanksgiving in the US and winter weather is approaching in the northern hemisphere, F4 is continuing with R&D full on.