We went to visit our homie Dougie on the Isle Of Wight and take his Zapcat out for this years maiden voyage.
After getting the Zappy all dolled up and ready to go we met up with local pro kitesurfer Tom Court who kindly gave us a toe to the beautiful Freshwater Bay and we got the boat wet.
Dougie and Tom have been getting more and more into Foil boarding over the last couple of years and they are both esteemed riders in their own right, featuring regularly in foiling magazines with killer shots from their home on the IOW and all over the world. A foiling adventure is nothing new to them and neither is finding ways to push themselves, even at their local stomping grounds.
Tom was on the eFoil from Flight Board, which he has been putting through its paces to find out how fast it really is. It didn't take long to see this beast in action and it absolutely fly's! Being a Foil it has minimum resistance and with the electronic prop powered by a handheld trigger it is instant speed, so rad to see.
After putting that toy away I was luck enough to watch them pump so intense lines around rock stacks and super shallow waters, not satisfied with the risk levels, Tom wanted to check out a tiny cave opening that was only just wide enough to fit a foil through and potentially could be threaded into a small cave and out the other side.....potentially.
After a couple of fun runs into some bigger cave openings (still sick to see) it was time to face the unknown and being as it was Dougie's foil he was the man for the attempt. The water was so shallow he could test walk the foil through the make sure it was a big enough opening and with just enough of a gap each side and above the run was on...... watch the video above to see how it went down.