This is real speed you believe they can fly! and the excellent Kiters Katerina Gil and Christophe Meletiou, they can, have a look at the Video and enjoy.
Foilboarding, kite foiling, hydrofoil kiteboarding, foil kiteboarding. You can call it many names, but it all leads to the same: riding a kite at unbelievable high speed with a hydrofoil board under your feet.
This video has been captured the 9.6.2014 at the Paramali Beach, the south coast of Cyprus.
We from KiteworldCyprus.com, hope you enjoy the Video and the Information.
(This video here has been captured with a low quality camera and for the distance between camera and kiter a 35x digital zoom has been used)
Some more information, about the Foilboard and Kiteboarding:
A foilboard or hydrofoil board is a surfboard with a hydrofoil that extends below the board into the water. As a result of reduced friction, a foil windboard can achieve speeds over 6 knots faster than the apparent wind. 1)
Mango Carafino, a big wave surfing athlete and water sport instructor from the Hawaiian Island of Maui, is a leading developer of the hydrofoil board for kitesurfing, see:
For more information we recommend also to have a look at the following webpages:
see also the video at vimeo.com
For very detailed information we recommend:
if you just want to see videos from foilboarding, have a look at vimeo and Youtube the videos with the Tags: Hydrofoil, foilboard, foilboarding
1) For general info see also Wikipedia