A special wing concept that bucks the trend: a low aspect outline is mixed with a thin section to generate lift through sheer area and then switch to control and stability at high speeds thanks to the thin section – exactly the opposite design concept of thick, high-aspect wings.
The Ocean Surf series are for wing foilers who are willing to sacrifice some low-end power and stall-resistance at low speeds for more top-end stability and performance.
OCEAN SURF FRONT WING DESIGN
The Ocean Surf is a low aspect wing that makes it lifty and powerful. The rounded, sweeping leading edge makes it maneuverable and smooth to handle.
The monoconcave front view adds extra power by cupping the water as you take off. Once flying at cruising speeds, the monoconcave creates stability.
What makes the Ocean Surf unique is the foil section that is thinner, sharper and more symmetrical than typical wings. This creates a lift/drag curve that’s also unique for wings in the 2000/2400 size: you have more control, speed and stability at higher speeds while sacrificing some stall resistance, power and performance at lower speeds.
HOW ARE THE WINGS BUILT?
With a dose of high-precision, high temperature CNC-milled molds, a dash of extremely high pressure and some finishing touches by a robot sander. We build these wings in 100% high-modulus pre-preg carbon fibre using a mix of uni-directional fibres, bi-axial fibres and a proprietary ultra-light core. The wings are unbelievably light, stiff and responsive. A double overlap along the leading edge and trailing edge maximises stiffness and strength.
ARE THEY THE LIGHTEST WINGS IN THE WORLD?
We think so. We don’t have access to all available wings but from what we’ve seen, the wing-building technology that took us three years to perfect puts us in the unique position of having hyper-stiff, bomb-proof wings that are the lightest we’ve ever seen.
FRONT WING FITTING:
QUICK LOCK HD
The front wing slides over the fuselage and locks in place with a quick half-turn of the pressure bolt. The new HD upgrade has an extra hole for a second bolt that gives additional security for heavy duty use.
Will this front wing work with other fuselages?
Quick Lock HD front wings fit both Quick Lock HD fuselages and Quick Lock fuselages. They won’t work with Wind Foil fuselages that use the saddle system.