Bazaki wrote:Thank you for the video. I think the board must be wider.
There is this video where a drone is pulling a guy on a skimboard, also at deep water. I also see skimboard videos, where they can plane very long also at deep water when they ride the board sideways. Which also made me think that a wide board gets better in plane.
I will look up a video
Well, as a kitesurfer, i can tell you longer and (more importantly)wider (with no, or almost no rocker at all) are planning champions and are suggested for beginners (easier to stand and less speed needed to plane). Drawback is less maneouverable and a bit*h in chop. Once they learn how to board, they dont throw it away, they keep it for lightwind days (slower wind). I am talking about twintips, got no experience with surfboards.
I saw few people on some hybrid surfboards with foils attached. Usually they kite with 2-3 square meters smaller kite (nice amount of underpowered) cause ofc they need way less wind/power (less resistance in the water) to keep the speed and float. So bigger buoyancy, bigger width, better it will perform with less power. Since different weights and shapes (and ofc no linear wind as a power source) are involved, there is no "golden shape and standard".
Nothing special here but its getting massive around the globe!