This image and commentary is reposted with permission by Jamie Mitchell from his facebook account.
So lately I have been asked consistently about my thoughts on the so called “NEW” foil popularity and haven’t really said much .. But, yesterday sadly I saw a photo that I knew was coming sooner than later..
In my opinion Foils are for open ocean swells, Outer Bombies, and places where there are no people or very few people doing it together.. Foils are dangerous… Very dangerous, and do not belong in the surf zone with the masses and general public..
Yes Kai and and a few talented kids can probably control the boards amazingly well, but you can’t control other people’s actions and movements. I see more and more clips everyday of people trying the foils and i am so scared that someone will pay the ultimate price and die..
Look at this photo.. If a foil hits you or you hit someone with the foil it’s going to end badly.. I sure hope the people and companies that are making money off these are doing their best to educate people about the dangers.
I don’t think this will be the 1st or last incident unfortunately… I’m very happy that the gentleman in this photo will be ok..
Please think about your surroundings before you just jump in and start surfing those boards..