The JP Prone Foil boards are the next evolution for those looking to progress their foil surfing to a smaller, more maneuverable board and for anyone coming from a surfing background starting to foil. Although normal surfboard shapes can work, these boards are designed specifically towards foiling, allowing you to get the highest performance possible. Add wingfoiling to the range of use of this model if you are on an advanced level.
By creating a smaller compact shape, these boards still offer appropriate volume and length for easy paddling and smooth take-off. As a result, you will catch waves earlier than ever before. The flat deck allows for great control and the chimed rails help minimize water contact in tight turns. Compared to a SUP foil board, the Prone Foil shapes have less volume providing a unique lively feel. Pumping is much easier due to their shorter length and lighter weight. The narrow outline of the Prone Foil boards means you can carve tighter in turns and get lower to the water before touching it causing you to slow down.
The 6’0” shape has plenty of volume for catching your first waves and standing up onto the foil with good stability. This is the board of choice for beginner foil surfers coming from SUP or from surfing intermediate level surfboards.
The 5’0” shape is a great size for experienced surfers who are used to riding smaller and more advanced surfboards. The foiling performance is amazing as long as you are comfortable with the take-off.
And the 4’5” is the size for those who are on the most advanced level.
With these boards, foil surfing gives you the ability to escape the crowds and have fun in conditions you never thought possible on a normal surf board.
Shaped by Werner Gnigler
Narrow outline with a flat deck
For 15 years I worked for F2 and shaped many popular boards like the Comet Slalom or the Xantos ranges. Since 2000 I am with JP and am responsible for the whole board and fin range. It is always a great feeling when one of my boards like the Freestyle Wave turns out to be a test winner and becomes a successful best seller. Especially when you see happy people on the water with this board.”
Philosophy: do not be too serious, just go windsurfing
“I often get asked how we can come up with new products every year. Some people are suspicious and believe it is all about marketing and nothing is really new. The truth is, I learn something new with every single prototype I build and test. Sometimes it amazes me what big effects small changes can have and that allows us to improve the boards again and again. That’s driving me, as I know there is always room for improvement.”
Windsurfing since: 1976
Professional board shaper: 1985