- Oct 26, 2017 -
A hydrofoil (or foil) board is a water board with a set of wings underneath it. Like an airplane, those wings lift the board off the water when a little speed is added. However, instead of flying on air the hydrofoil flies on water.
“We were hooked the first day we tried it and have been continuously designing and improving the sport with one goal in mind: foil board surfing for everybody,” said Nick, Co-Founder and Head Engineer at Lift.
Nick always believed in the impossible. Every year on his birthday he blew out his candles wishing to fly like his favorite superhero, Superman. As time passed by his fascination with flight only intensified. However, it evolved into a different vision; flying on water.
He assembled a team composed of accomplished shapers, engineers and artists, and alongside his father built an operation equipped with state of the art manufacturing equipment.
“Designing and building foils has been incredibly challenging,” explained Nick. “At first glance you’d think it’s a simple toy. But the foil demands precision and balance to work properly. It has taken a lot of engineering skills, athletic ability and above all perseverance to design, build, test and repeat.”