Best places to learn to foil

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Best places to learn to foil

I borrowed a buddy's foil and board, and I had two punishing sessions down at Wacky Bay this summer, then nothing. This is partially because the notion of passing on a good TT session so I can get my ass kicked is unappealing, but it's also because I can't think of a really good place to practice around Boston.

To you successful foilers (of whom I am insanely jealous), what conditions and spots around boston (let's say gloucester to plymouth) will maximize my chances of success? 

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yes, Slingshot's Alex Fox is

yes, Slingshot's Alex Fox is developing the Foil Academy videos.  They also have a trainer foil board whose mast is about 30" which makes it much more like riding a tricycle before getting right on a bike.

The best places have 1 deep

The best places have 1 deep water, 2 smooth water and 3 steady wind. Pbay checks two boxes, and if you're lucky... you can get some light steady wind, and then you;ll have all three. Revere can be good if tide is high and wind has the right east in it so you can kite behind the jetty at the south end of the beach. Winthrop is good too. I like long beach plymouth because water is deep and for some reason it doesn't seem to get too choppy. If you're willing to go to Kalmus, that place is perfect in a southwest because you can kite behind the jetty.

This is great info, thanks!

This is great info, thanks!

I didn't even know there WAS protected water at the south end of revere.

I assume at Winthrop you are suggesting kiting behind the 5 sisters?

no probably Yirrell.  It's

no probably Yirrell.  It's shallow behind the sisters, especially in the middle.

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