Let’s say Im surfing a solid 2-3ft swell, let’s say this means waves between 1.5ft and 3.5ft. If Im on a 1099 @ 85kg, then I will need to catch a wave in the 1.7ft-2.5ft range. Anything smaller, there would be enough lift. Anything larger, I wont be able to catch the wave due to being overfoiled.
Theoretically, if I went out on a bigger foil, say the 1201, then that would mean, my wave range catching is probably closer to 1.2ft-1.5ft. If I went out on the 1300, then I would only be able to catch whitewaters from the waves.
Question is, are all the options ok, depending on what I want to do and how easy it is to catch certain waves? I was foiling inside restaurants at high tide yesterday almost 2ft. And the other guy was on a huge foil, catching whitewater and able to ride the wave and try to pump out, while I was on the 1099, and only able to catch a ~2ft wave in order to get up, i wasn’t able to get up on whitewater which made it alot harder to position myself due to the current.
Just wondering if anytime you would focus on whitewater takeoffs and take a bigger wing as a result.
Also, if i were using my biggest wing the 1310, would i be able to takeoff in the tiniest of whitewater?