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The Foil Nose Rider

We’ve seen our share of SUP foilboarding footage since Kai Lenny sparked the foil revolution on his downwind board last spring. Spoiler alert: Unless it’s performed at a professional level, happening in big, critical waves or say, there’s a tiger shark chasing the rider, foilboarding can actually be kinda boring to watch.

We’re not saying SUP foiling isn’t impressive, just that it’s difficult to find a paddler who makes it look different than all the rest. So, when we came across this footage of a GONG SUP rider going toes-over on his foilboard—a maneuver usually reserved for longboard surfing and one we’d yet to see done on a foilboard.