• Interview with Damien Chaboud - Planche Mag July 2020

    In July, the magazine Planche Mag came to meet us for their category "Made in France".

    ​Proud to be able to be part of it, we are very happy to share this interview with you.




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  • Windfoil competition report - Serre Ponçon


    Damien participated in his first WindFoil competition on August 23, 2020 at Lac de Serre-Ponçon.




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  • Presentation of the Alpinefoil windfoil A1 Sport

    The Windfoil A1 Sport Carbon is THE windfoil powerful and accessible to all! 

    Discover it in detail with this video.

    Order yours by clicking here.

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  • Test/Customer review on the Wing Hawk 1800

    Back Raphael test on the Hawk 1800 wing in Wingfoil in the different wind ranges
    Find all the details of the Hawk 1800 on its dedicated page

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  • Test/Customer review on the Wing Race M 580

    An expected return to the water ... we share that of Raphaël who was finally able to launch his new Race M580 and enjoy the gliding sensations again.
    Find all the details of this Wing which completes the Race range on its dedicated page

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  • The Ultralight at AlpineFoil 2020

    Release for 2020 of the Ultralight project with the AlpineFoil Air generation, a small revolution at AlpineFoil with freeride, wave, freestyle and jump foils.
    Today the foil is everywhere and interests all supports, Kite foil, Wind foil, Surf oil, Sup foil, Wing foil.


    This transition has accelerated development at AlpineFoil, which has fully adapted its technology to stick more closely to this new market dynamic which offers great development opportunities in Kite foil, Wind foil, Surf oil, Sup foil, Wing foil.
    Our Ultralight project started in this context with the development of a whole new technology, the AlpineFoil AIR technology which will allow AlpineFoil to offer you both ultra light foils and extremely rigid and solid foils totally adapted for new practices. emerging from Wing foil, Surf foil and Sup foil and satisfy freeride, wave and Big Air enthusiasts.

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  • Customer Review of KiteFoil Rave with Wave wing 1200

    We share with you 2 nice feedback with the Kite Foil Rave and Wave 1200. 2 experiments signed  by Raf Ladin with the Board FS2 and Fabien Gauthier with the Pocket FS3-XS 2020.
    Raf is with the board FS2 and Fabien with the pocket FS3-XS 2020. 

    Thanks to them. 



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  • Discover the Kite Foil AlpineFoil Access V3.5 - Unboxing

    A brief presentation of the latest Alpine Foil Kite Foil Aluminum: The Access V3.5
    Since the first version of the Access, EVERYTHING has changed except the color and the screws resulting in a remarkable foil that will accompany you for a long time.

    The Access V3.5 is the choice of a sustainable purchase with an ultra-scalable product thanks to the compatibility of all the wings and masts carbon mast upgrade. It is also the choice of Made in France with a follow-up and a reactive SAV and all the maintenance that one can bring to its foil.

    All the details in picture with this video presentation of the Access V3.5 as you will receive it at home with bonus tips and instructions for assembly and start well with your kite foil. 

  • New 2020 - Kite Foil, Windfoil The new RACE M 580

    Chance of the calendar this release coincides with the black Friday so we made you a little bonus

    The Race M 580 is entering the Race wing range. Perfectly suited for Kitefoil and Windfoil.

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    The Race M 580 is entering the Race wing range. Perfectly suited for Kitefoil and Windfoil.
    Light wind, strong wind, stability, speed and ease of piloting. It's the perfect compromise if you do not have a Race Wing yet.
    Enjoy it, it ends at the end of the weekend

    Full details on the features of this new kitefoil and windfoil Race kite

    The Race M 580 is entering the Race wing range. Perfectly suited for Kitefoil and Windfoil.
    Light wind, strong wind, stability, speed and ease of piloting. It's the perfect compromise if you do not have a Race Wing yet.
    Enjoy it, it ends at the end of the weekend

    Full details on the features of this new kitefoil and windfoil Race kite

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  • Raid WinFoil Toulon - La Rade - St Mandrier

    Congratulations to Gautier Guichard for his participation in the raid Windfoil Toulon-La rade - St Mandrier to îles des deux frères- Cap de Carquieranne
    A new great performance in Windfoil and especially a lot of fun for Gautier who has traveled 70 km in 20nds last weekend on the event organized by the French Windfoil Association.
    Gautier, rider AlpineFoil, was equipped for this occasion with Windfloil Alu A1 mounted with the ULW 1200 and the new Board 2020 AWF3 215 x 78 128 liters. Gautier obviously took a lot of fun with this combo which was perfectly adapted for this raid and which confirms the possibilities offered by the ULW 1200 at the same time in low range, upwind, navigation in the strong winds, control and speed of displacement high.

    Thank you Gautier for your return in pictures and especially CONGRATULATIONS  to you.

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  • Customer reviews kitefoil Alpinefoil Rave - VR6 2020

    The little shot of Peps at AlpineFoil this week ... We do not regret having cracked.

    We wanted to share with you the return of a customer following the purchase of his AlpineFoil Rave.
    It is this type of return that makes you want to continue to develop products and to believe in our Made in France production. The goal for us is to satisfy our customers more and more about the quality and especially the pleasure of skiing.
    Our explanations and the attention we strive at best to bring to each customer, to advise him on the best adapted product is really the philosophy and the little more that we try to bring.

    Patrice thank you for this good boost for the team who wishes you a good progress with your new toy.

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    After my first foil a lot of hesitation before moving to a new product
    Call to ALPINEFOIL conseil by Damien CHABOUD directly
    Decide to go there on the occasion of a trip to see the products in the showroom (I needed to see the products)
    Welcome by Damien CHABOUD directly and true debacle on the products Alpinefoil ... but I would not have had, I cracked: Purchase a rave associated with the board VR6 2020 (yes, I broke my piggy bank and it is true that I hesitated between the access carbon and VR5)
    Well I must say that I was good wall and the finish is top with a bonus visit of the factory
    Back in the Atlantic Loire with the combo and test in complicated conditions on the first two outputs, a lot of waves and current, disappointment .... Call to Alpinefoil for adjustments and advice. Damien even confirms the placement of the straps and calles and even propose settings if I want to find the same behavior as my old foil but remains on these initial advice and settings, and he was right
    New test last week and it's gone live. impressive, all the advice proved to be accurate. Now it's up to me to progress because far from the capabilities of the machine in any case see the photo no equivalent in terms of finish and evolution (it's just a killer to watch) to follow but super happy from my investment I look forward to trying it now in very light conditions to see how far we can go with it. To be continued...

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  • Kitefoil mast manufacturing made in France

    A small video of the machining of the new foil carbon mast in 80 cm, the future version of the Kitefoil Rave Carbon 80 cm.
    Indeed, this mast will delight fans of freeride and carving waves. Anymore, perfectly adaptable on the current Kitefoil Rave but also on Kitefoils Titanium and Ultimate. This mast will also be a good starting point for the Wingfoil and Supfoil and thus makes the Rave compatible with the Wingfoil practice with the 1200, 1700 and 2200 wings!

    Available for pre-order now - contact us for more information.

  • Presentation of the new Kitefoil Access Carbon 2019

    Hugo Chaboud presents the latest model Access Carbon 2019! Perfomant, light, manageable, accessible, this kitefoil has everything to seduce you. Featuring the latest technologies of the brand AlpineFoil including the now famous sacrificial anode.
    This kitefoil is now supplied with the front wing Lift which was the great success of the year 2018 and will now equip all our foils. Indeed, AlpineFoil wants to offer to all its customers the comfort in navigation, a low wind start and increased stability thanks to this new wing Lift.

    All the details on the Access Carbon 2019 in the video!

  • Result from the test of a sacrificial anode during one season

    A few months ago, we introduced the revolutionary SACS system to the Hydrofoil Community. This sacrificial anode has been tested during all this season long in seawater and works perfectly! 

    Thanks to this great result, we are now sure that this system must absolutely equip the whole range of kitefoils and windfoils. AlpineFoil is the only hydrofoil maker able to provide a sacrificial anode that increases drastically the durability of foils and guarantees the ultimate performances for years. Our goal is to provide the best product to our customer and that's why we innovate continuously.

    For this reason, AlpineFoil is proud to equip all the new kitefoils and windfoils 2019 with the sacrificial anode. These foils are already available on the web store or in our partners' stores.
    Do not hesitate to contact us for more information.


  • Presentaion of the range Windfoil A1 and the Board AWF2 by AlpineFoil

    Meeting with the AlpineFoil Team, they tell us all the useful information about the new WindFoil product range with the presentation of the A1 aluminum and A1 Carbon as well as the new AWF2 windfoil convertible windsurf board.

    Damien, Hugo and Steeve explain their vision of windfoil and their feelings in navigation. You will know everything on the different technologies used on these new products such as the sacrificial anode, the different carbon finishes, the materials used as well as the recovery plates.



  • engie kitetour french cup

    This year again, the alpinefoil team has been working on the kitetour gear for the sixth year in a row.
    But what is the Alpinefoil team?
    (Following the report definition of the team seen by Hugo;))

    Report from Marseille:

    Magnificent end of the kitetour engie in Marseille on the beach of Prado with 13 races run in foil in varied conditions,  light wind on the first day and a tonic south-east on Saturday.
    the Alpinefoil team occupies the first two places in men's masters on stage after great battles on the water (Jean Francois Blachon 2nd, Damien Chaboud 1st).

    In girls, we note the progression of Caroline Prince and Lauriane Nolot who occupy the third and second steps of the podium behind Alexia Fancelli. In the female master category, 1st place remains faithful to Fleur Chalot on the french cup and the stage.
    For the overall classification of the french cup, a big congratulations to Emmanuel Deronzier who wins at the end of the three stages. The podium is completed by Benjamin Rade in third place who has shown its potential this season.
    Congratulations also to Hugo Chaboud who finishes 5th overall and 4th in senior, to Benoit Billet who slams some very good races at the top of the list with his supersonic speed and his position on the foil always relaxed , to Fabrice Delegue for his acceleration (on wish him good luck for the championship of France F41), Nicolas Siaud for his beautiful 6th place in senior general on three stages.
    Congratulations to Jean Pascal Isabello for his good humor and his fights on the water, Jean Bellon the "almost local" stage, Jean Yves Fievet for his first participation and Christopher Lano for his smile on the water .

    I hope I have not forgotten anyone.
    Finally thanks to the organization of cities and local associations, engie and ffvl without whom these adventures would not exist.

    Definiton team alpinefoil: (seen by Hugo:))

    This team of competitors a little atypical, is above all a family, a group of friends where everyone often combines, family life, professional life and passions to find the weekend around a good session of foil but not only;)

    This team is above all the good excuse to spend time together:
    on a bike, on skis, under a paraglider or even around a nice cold beer after the session.
    It is characterized by different personalities but which complement each other to enrich the whole team.
    The races are individual but the team is welded, always there to re-motivate, help each other, give the little advice that advances and manage the shots worse.
    Where there is a problem, there is a solution and the toolbox of the Alpinefoil team is full of resources:)

    Finally, the team understood this well: it is by supporting each other that we go further together.
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    Running a hydrofoil business is not an easy task, but it is with this desire to improve every day a little more all the products, to satisfy every driver and all the friends around the world, that Alpinefoil likes to develop a whole range of products accessible to all and efficient.
    The goal is that an Alpinefoil pilot can, with the same foil, by simply changing the front wing, to test all the disciplines related to the foil (wave, speed, freeride, adventure, ..) and why not join us on an event .
    It is always a great pleasure to share, with the users, without whom none of this would be possible.

  • AlpineFoil on the French news !

    The brand AlpineFoil has been on the french TV news ! It allows a good visibility for our sport and it can democratize it for a large public. 


  • The new pack Origin + VR3 convertible foilboard is now available !

    The AlpineFoil's family is growing fast and here is the new baby ! The Origin combined with the board VR3 convertible into surfkite is THE combo of this summer 2018 !

    Small introduction with some images....

  • Damien Chaboud's interview by WindFoil Zone

    Interview with Damien Chaboud of AlpineFoil

    AlpineFoil is a renowned French kitefoiling brand based out of the Alps who is known for specializing in the design and manufacture of carbon, aluminium and titanium kitefoils for kitesurfing and foil windsurfing. For this upcoming season, AlpineFoil has been innovating yet again and finally launches its first range devoted to windfoil the Windfoil A1 Aluminium and the Windfoil A1 Carbon!

    Windfoil Zone will test and review AlpineFoil A1 soon, but in the meantime, we have asked the founder, Damien Chaboud, to answer a few questions to know a little bit more about the brand, its vision and its products.

    Name: Damien Chaboud      
    Age: 46
    Citizenship: French
    Home spot: Monteynard Lake, France (Lac de Monteynard)
    Profession: AlpineFoil’s founder and CEO

    Windfoil Zone: Damien, thanks for answering our questions! Could you give us a little glimpse into your personal life?
    I have a strong passion for everything which glides and flies! In the past, I have had the opportunity to try paragliding, then windsurfing, followed by all kinds of foiling activities since 2005.
    I come from the industrial world and have an engineering background, which allowed me to acquire knowledge on composite materials and the necessary rigor in industrial processes to develop products.
    This experience enabled me to master all aspects of product manufacturing and design in order to reach a high-quality level, which also meets my own standards and requirements.

    WZ: Tell us about the AlpineFoil adventure? How did it start and where are you today?
    Like many industrial success stories, everything started out one evening after work in a garage, where I used to make my own gear to sail so that I could get out and sail with my friends on the weekends. After that, I was asked to make some foils for my friends and then that progressed to making them for friends of friends…, and that is how it all got started.

    We finally started our company in 2013, with a new building site and a production team to meet the growing demand. In 2017, we produced about 500 hydrofoils in our production plant. We are still a small company with a family culture, which makes premium hydrofoils made in France.
    AlpineFoil’s development follows the sales evolution and our way of working is improving at the same time. This year, we integrated two new robots into our production in order to make the sanding of the foils easier for our employees. The goal is to free them from this tedious task so that they can focus on having a flawless finish on the products.

    In 2018, AlpineFoil built the first factory in the world 100% dedicated to foil manufacturing. This is a new step in the company’s development, as this will allow us to increase our production capacity and continue to develop the technology aspect of our hydrofoils.

    WZ: Kitefoiling has been around for a few years already, and like several other kite brands, AlpineFoil is now developing into windfoiling. Tell us why you’re moving in this direction and how your brand vision differs from others.
    As I mentioned before, I have been windsurfing for many years before moving to kitesurfing, and I have always loved the unique sensations windsurfing gives. When I saw the possibility to build a performant windfoil, it just made logical sense to get involved with the development of this amazing sport. We could use our many years of experience in the hydrofoil world to offer a high-quality range of windfoils for windsurfers. Our windfoils benefit from the expertise of the company and all the patented technology developed by AlpineFoil, such as the “sacrificial anode”. (Aluminium is unfortunately susceptible to corrosion in the saline marine environment. After intense research, AlpineFoil has found a cure that completely revolutionizes aluminium windfoil: SACS-technology (Sacrificial Anode anti-Corrosion System), developed and patented by AlpineFoil, an ultra-efficient anti-corrosion system.)

    Since the early days of AlpineFoil in my garage 13 years ago, my motto has always been to achieve excellence both for the glide and for the design of our products. We realise that mostly all foils are working, but rare are those that allow you to fly with real comfort, stability, and high performance in terms of speed. To do this, nothing can be left to chance. At AlpineFoil, we seek perfection in every detail, on the choice of materials, in our manufacturing techniques, and in the final finishing of our products, no matter the product range. Our company tries to combine the high-level precision of industrial technologies with the flexibility of a craft company at best. This is what differentiates us from the large companies on the market.

    WZ: You have recently launched the A1 windfoil concept, with both alloy and carbon construction. Would you tell us a bit more about the foil and its modular concept?
    The windfoil A1’s concept is clear: design a modular and scalable windfoil, as efficient as possible in order to give the rider a regular progression. The idea is to start from a foil at the top of the range and then make a more affordable version with an aluminium mast, while keeping the features of the premium version.
    With this modularity concept, we wanted to offer the aluminium foil with 4 different types of foil heads: Tuttle, Deep Tuttle, Powerbox, and Plate, so that it can be adapted to wide variety of boards. AlpineFoil has established a reputation as a quality supplier in the kitefoil industry thanks to our advanced technologies, and we want to continue in the same direction when it comes to windfoiling.


    WZ: Windfoiling is still very young. How do you see the future of windfoiling? Just a trend or a true revolution in modern windsurfing?

    It will become a new standard, for sure. We have already seen this in the kitesurf industry. Windsurfing was a revolution in the 80’s, then kitesurfing in the 2000’s, kitefoiling became a commercial success in 2010, and now it is windfoiling’s turn to create its revolution!
    Many former windsurfers, as myself, will come back to the sport to try and experience the foiling advantages. This is definitely a true revolution in which we are proud to be a part of!

    WZ: Damien, thank you for answering our questions. The last word is yours. Do you have anything to add to finish off this interview?

    My grandfather often said to me “why settle for ‘just ok’ when perfection is at hand?”
    Today, this is the vision which guides our company.

    Thanks to Windfoil Zone for all the work you do!

    NB! Stocks of AlpineFoil A1 are limited due to a high demand.

    Please check the amazing website of WindFoil Zone which is the bible of WindFoil :

  • Test Kiteboarder Magazine

    An amazing test of our products in the french Kiteboarder Magazine ! 

    They say that the Access V3 is the best aluminium foil on the current market, the ultimate has been called "Jewel", and the VR5 has got an amazing rate of 19/20...

    For those who have some knowledge in french, here is the article !

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  • Video Windfoil AlpineFoil on the Lake of Monteynard

    After some images by the new windfoil Alpinefoil aluminum and carbon, here is a first video to discover these new windfoil there action were shot during the last weekends on the lake of Monteynard, Steave Lyne and louvet Anne honored us with making out a will our products, in sometimes whimsical conditions (10 / 30 knots), the stability and the accessibility of the new windfoil alpinefoil allowed nevertheless to realize beautiful images. On the other hand of very beautiful condition of lake allowed steave to navigate in little air the last weekend

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  • Consecration: AlpineFoil, winner of the French Cup 2017

            After winning the 2016 French Championship, the Team AlpineFoil does it again by winning the 2017 Engie Kite Tour French Cup. We warmly thank the entire Team for the numerous podiums obtained during these 4 stages.  

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            This consecration is due to a team ultra welded, friendly, always motivated and ready to take up all the challenges, but also to an outcome of the development of AlpineFoil products.

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  • Alpinefoil Factory - Kitefoil & Windfoil carbon - Made in France

    The Alpinefoil factory, the French know-how in the manufacturing of kitefoil Carbon aluminum and Titanium, for a unique quality choose the made in France.

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  • Incredible performance KiteFoil : 6 Podiums for Team AlpineFoil

    On the occasion of the 3rd stage of the French Cup ENGIE Kite Tour 2017 (of 09/29 in 10/01 in Port-Saint-Louis), we are anxious to thank warmly all Team AlpineFoil which moved in number, as well as the DMC club, the FFLV and all the volunteers for the organization. 


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  • Video Windfoil AlpineFoil on the Lake of Monteynard

    After some images by the new windfoil Alpinefoil aluminum and carbon, here is a first video to discover these new windfoil there action were shot during the last weekends on the lake of Monteynard, Steave Lyne and louvet Anne honored us with making out a will our products, in sometimes whimsical conditions (10 / 30 knots), the stability and the accessibility of the new windfoil alpinefoil allowed nevertheless to realize beautiful images. On the other hand of very beautiful condition of lake allowed steave to navigate in little air the last weekend

  • Test of Windfoil Alpinefoil at Monteynard Lake

    A few additional images during the Alpinefoil windfoil tests in the Aluminum and Carbon version and the Alpinefoil Windfoil ULW900 wing

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  • NEW WINDFOIL and windfoil board sur foil AWF1

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    After 2 years of test Alpinefoil is happy to present his new windfoil and the alpinefoil board AWF1 
    The new windfoil is availaible in different setting : Aluminium mast or carbon mast.
    The windfoil Wing carbon is specially design for light windfoil and a maximum of accessibility. Aluminium version is availaible in 60 cm 80 cm and carbon version in 95 cm the box is Tuttle , Deep Tuttle , plate , probox with a Aluminum plate adjustable to come perfectly in contact with the bottom of the windsurf board .

    Contact us for ordering. First set availaible 20 of july



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    The big champion Alex Caizergues ,Faster man of the word on water just take the decision to ride on the new Alpinefoil Kitefoil Titanium 2017 and with the Sc RACE M wing.  First try with It Alex take 37.9 knots with this foil and this wing. It promise a lot for the next

    Alpinefoil Team is so happy of this decision.



  • Last stage of the Championship Speed Crossing at Almanarre - October 2016

    The team came Alpinefoil enjoy the last stage of the Speed Crossing of France championship in Almanarre.

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    A final step is rich in performance with the bonus of a double title of France Speed Crossing #champion for Team Alpinefoil thanks to our two sports, Fleur Chalot and Benoit Billet in master class
    Congratulations to both of them for this performance. Not only our two champions eventually won the final stage of Almanarre but all of them end up champion France on four stages in their respective categories on new #kitefoil #Alpinefoil 5.0 Ultimate. Congratulations to both !!!

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    1 st place - man - master class : Benoit Billet

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    1 st place - women - master class : Fleur Chalot

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    Note also a beautiful performance of Hugo Chaboud that ends at the 5 place in junior class
    The entire team wishes to thank all participants, volunteers and organizers for the work and investment provided throughout the year on the championship of France, thank you to you :)

  • Alpinefoil sur la 3ème Etape du Championnat de Speed Crossing à Wimereux

    The 3rd stage of the France championship speed crossing in Wimereux has held all its promises. 8 rounds traveled, wind sustained over two days with a beautiful participation of national riders, including Team Alpinefoil present on the event rewarding us two new podium.

    Congratulations to Fleur CHALOT that ends in women directional.

    We wish to congratulate Benoit BILLET  for his perseverance who finishes 1st veteran directional

    Our two other riders, Nicolas WOJNACKI and Manu DERONZIER ends at the podium veteran of the door but nothing let go at the last stage of the speed crossing in 2016 to be held in early October Almanarre. Congratulations to the team Alpinefoil who has represented this event. 




  • Conviviale 2016 au Lac de Serre Ponçon

    Back on friendly foil 2016 Serre Ponçon that just took place this Weekend of June 25 to 26

    Power Kite Club Hautes Alpes has made every effort to welcome us to have a great weekend,

    A very nice program, foil ballad, discovered the lake, small breed shared understanding and good for a drink,

    A little friendly race allowed the riders to confront it and to take all the flock together.

    France 3 report was also present on the Sunday early afternoon event, you can find it on replay:  (Reporting at 21 min 50 )

  • Outdoormix Festival May 13 to 16, 2016

    L'outdoormix festival took place from 13 to 16 May 2016 at Lake Serre-Ponçon and the Embrun water. Many present on the event discipline with a great atmosphere, 4 days of madness punctuated by lively evenings.

    Power Kite club Hautes-Alpes received like royalty with a kitefoil race competition on the bottom of the lake to discover the Mont St Michel chapel. Discovery and sportiness to go for a totally successful event.

    The final podium is the following, the riders were equipped with the new breed of wing Alpinefoil

    1: Benoit Billet - Alpinefoil 5.0 Carbon + New wing racefoil
    2nd: Damien Chaboud: Alpinefoil Titanium + New wing racefoil

    3rd: Emmanuelle Centelles: Spotz
    4th: Jean Francois Blachon: Alpinefoil Ultimate + Racefoil Wing

    A great performance for the team Alpinefoil with 3 riders in the top of the table, we also note the very fine second place on Romain Mandier funny race.

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  • Kitefoil 5.0 Access V2

    Availaible (in Stock fast shipping)

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  • Session at Lake Monteynard

    The riders have done a good session last Saturday at Lake Monteynard, thermal famous was the appointment to ensure a good day of kiting. The fall colors have taken over the banks of the lake, autumnal atmosphere adds a real plus in the session. Pictures of Marc BENOIT speak for themselves, the contrast is striking, it is often during these days that one performs the best photos of the lake.

    Marc BENOIT has yet demonstrated that he was the pro at just picture with these beautiful photographs, a real pro

    On the session, the north wind was pretty light, but steady which enabled the rider to exploit much of the lake extensively. The four riders are equipped with Ozone Chrono 1, Chrono 2 and R1 for Benoit BILLET. On the session all riders was equipped with the front fender SPORT range Alpinefoil

    Remember that the company is officially Alpinedesign Ozone dealer France

  • Team Alpinefoil in Lake Bourget

    Session at Lake Bourget Saturday, October 9, 2015:

    Part of Team Alpinefoil France was given an appointment at the Lake Bourget Saturday, October 9, 2015 at Lake Bourget, although conditions were met, northerly flow, bad weather, parameters rather conducive to the rise of the wind .

    In the end, a good session which allowed Fabio our new team member to discover the lake with his flying carpet, congratulations to him


  • Last stage of the Speed Crossing 2015 PERROS GUIREC

    Back to the last stage of the Speed Crossing Championship to be held in Perros Guirec. The Alpinefoil riders answered present, Benoit Billet and Nicolas Wojnacki gathered there to battle with the best. Benoit ticket was equipped with the new 5.0 with Alpinefoil wing race, which allowed him to glean a few up on other competitor. You should know that to Benoit exceeded 35 knots during his last training in Lake Monteynard with alpinefoil 5.0. Benoit has finished sixth in the standings Senior grapillant a place by beating Thomas Vaclavik and being behind Martin Turbil a big applause for this progression, in the top 10 in the General classification.

    Nicolas him when equipped with the 4.5 Alpinefoil and wing Sport was not unworthy by finishing seventh in the standings veterans, he finished 27th in the general classification

  • Team Alpinefoil in WIMEREUX

    The Alpinefoil team (Deronzier Emmanuel Benoit Billet, Nicolas Wojnacki) have a little way to rally Wimereux to participate in the 3rd stage of the Speed Crossing 2015!

    Armed with their AlpineFoil and wing SPORT, our three Grenoblois pleased to participate GDF Suez Energies France Kite Tour 2015.

    After Almanarre and Festikite, they did not want to miss the third stage of the championship of France speed crossing.

    Back on the competition with very promising results of our three riders.

    In general, Benoit TICKET finished 14th, Emannuel Deronzier in 22nd place and Nicolas WOJNACKI in 26th place

    Seniors Result: Benoit TICKET finished in 8th place

    Results Veteran : Emmanuel Deronzier finished in 5th place and Nicolas WOJNACKI finished in 7th place

  • News Board Alpinefoil RX-V5

    Damien Chaboud present this new kitefoil board, carbon  bamboo epoxy fiberglass shapée CNC  Dimension of 142 x 52.5 to 36 liters , shapée With A Purpose The Better get kitefoil board possible .  The NEW RX V5 AlpineFoil map Is the culmination of 8 years of development in the field of kitefoil .  All technical details and first images of the navigation video! An edict directed by Pascal Boulgakoff .

    Price : 875 euros TTC incl 20% VAT​

    Alpinefoil RX-V5 from Boulgakow on Vimeo.



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  • Flying the new Alpinefoil SPORT Wing

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    I've been riding my Alpinefoil hydrofoil for more than a year now and recently I had the privilege of visiting the founder, Damien Chaboud at Alpinefoil HQ in Le Touvet, France. I've been an admirer since I first rode the Alpinefoil and it was incredible to see his operation first-hand, and to ride with the Alpinefoil crew there at their spot, Lac de Monteynard-Avignonet. 

    Damien also gave me the full rundown on his latest additions to the Alpinefoil product line: the Sport wing and the Access 5.0 aluminum / carbon foil. He sent a Sport wing home with me to San Francisco and so in this post I’ll focus on the Sport wing, with another to follow about the Access 5.0 setup. 

    The standard Alpinefoil wing is known as the XLP, for “eXtra Large Program”, a French-English acronym that speaks to the large surface area and easy handling of this wing. The XLP is a perfect wing for getting started with foiling and progressing to the high-intermediate level. The Sport wing is designed for those who are ready to go even faster, whether for free riding or racing. 

    The Sport wing has a smaller surface area, shorter chord length, and upswept 'shark fin' winglets – let's call them sharklets – at the wingtips. Overall, the design goal is lower drag, faster top speed, and greater maneuverability, while retaining the stability and low-speed performance of the XLP. Normal maximum speeds for most riders on the XLP are in the range of 22-25 knots, whereas Damien has already been clocked at nearly 33 knots on the Sport wing, and most riders should be able to readily achieve 30 knots. 

    I’ve been riding the Sport wing over the past week or so, and it seems to me that Damien has achieved all of these goals and more. First of all, the Sport wing is incredibly easy to ride. Just power up, pop out and you’re flying. The Sport wing does require perhaps two more knots of board speed to get flying, but it still has the same ease of use and stability of the Alpinefoil design in general. I was able to fly the Sport wing back to back with the XLP in very light wind, and it's clear that the Sport wing has incredible low end for such a fast wing. I was up and riding on the Sport wing immediately, just faster and even smoother. Pitch stability is unchanged, and while the Sport wing is still very stable on the roll axis, it rolls and turns more quickly once you initiate a movement, resulting in a livelier, more dynamic ride

    Some of you may be wondering if the Sport wing is the “Race” wing. Damien has produced a few one-off “HELD” wings for racing, but there is no production full-race wing yet. The Sport wing is in production and our team riders are racing and winning on the Sport wing. I can imagine that there is still room for a full-on race-only wing at some point, but for most riders the Sport wing will suit be more than enough for high-speed free riding as well as racing. 

    I’ve been super stoked on the Alpinefoil program from the start, and now even more so after meeting Damien in person and riding the new Sport wing. I also got a preview of what’s coming later this year and in 2016 – and believe me, it’s going to blow your mind! 

    See you on the water! Hit me on Facebook with any questions and join the Alpinefoil Riders group there if you're already an Alpinefoil Rider. 

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    Alpinefoil Team Rider
    San Francisco

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  • The Foilstyle presented by Hugo CHABOUD

    The practice of kitefoil is constantly evolving to the rider Hugo CHABOUD image and deserves the top of these 16 who happens to spend just bluffing tricks.

    Fanatic freestyle hugo found the same feeling but with more height and ease its hydrofoil Alpinefoil the foilstyle for him is evident in the practice of kitefoil.

    A new modern area in the world of kitesurfing was born and we are proud to present you hugo in these works, here in rodeo 360

  • Friendly foil 2015 - Lake Serre Ponçon

    The friendly 2015 at Lake of Serre Ponçon took place from Saturday 20 to Sunday 21, a warm and trendy with unmatched wind conditions.

    15 knots on Saturday and Sunday 12-14 knots with a free sun. Two races were launched during the day Saturday, here are the results:

    Round 1:

    Marek Mettler
    Thomas Vaclavik
    Sophie Caillet

    Round 2:

    Nico Raffi
    Damien Chaboud
    Romain Mandier

    Sunday Free shipping with exchange of friendly gear and presentation of trophy PKHA has put into play next year, the winner is Marek Mettler for his performances both on the water and ashore, it closed the bar and its corruption by the jury binouzes wagons. A big thank you to the friends of Power Kite Hautes Alpes club and Altitude Kite for the organization.

    Here the return of some riders who tried Access 5.0 during the friendly (Information taken from the forum foil

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  • Adaptability foils Alpinefoil

    Possible adaptation of your foil Alpinefoil on board of your choice


    For those who want to recycle their old boards to mount a alpinefoil foil, here are élèments and fastening systems sold by brand


    Two types of housing are available: Housing Tuttle and Case F-BOX that can adapt to any Alpinefoil board and other board of your choice


    The entire range is flexible Alpinefoil necessary since all products are compliant with each other including the range Race and Sport

    Pascal Boulgakoff video presents some local riders who adapted their foil on their old Directional or twin tip board


  • Festikite 2015 - Villeneuve les Maguelone

    Team Alpinefoil had made an appointment on 2015 FESTIKITE Villeneuve Maguelone. The program first Silver cup and the second stage of the Championship of France of Speed Crossing. The Alpinefoil stand made it possible to discover the new Access 5.0 Alu / Carbon, any new product in the range. This new Access 5.0 is pre-order on the site section "Kitefoil" for delivery late June / early July.

    The Alpinefoil riders gave themselves thoroughly for these 6 days for us to see the beautiful sight on the water.

    During Festikite, speech is often given to the partner, Romain Mandier has naturally presented Alpinefoil brand for young riders and students came to discover the kitefoil. Lots were drawn to students meeting the right questions.

    A draw was held on the final day of Festikite for volunteers, lots were offered including the new Access 5.0. Jean Michel Mostacci was privileged to get as jackpot, the Alpinefoil Access 5.0, congratulations to him, he will try very soon at Sea (very emus during the draw)

    Photo riders (Jeff Roman manu, Nicolas, Benoit and Damien) is missing in the picture Hugo finished 6th and 42th junior ranking overall, a great cheer (Hugo was equipped with the new Access 5.0 with wing race)

    Found all the results of the two competitions :

  • New speed performance with the Access 5.0 foil:

    the all new Alpinefoil 5.0 Access aluminium alloy & Carbon is bursting into the race with great accessibility, it can also reach incredible speeds when equiped with the new Alpinefoil Race wing.

    R&D on materials and hydro-dynamic flow simulations enabled to have a rigid and light piece of equipment.

    the perfect tradeoff between cost, accessibility and it offers the possibility to evolve to high performance.

    see below the speed reached in our near lake of Monteynard in the french Alps, 32.9 knots

    Hydrofoil + Board: New Board Access 5.0 + RX-V5

  • New Product Alpinefoil Access 5.0 - 912 Euros exVat Only

     Incredible price for an incredibly high quality product, good entry level foil enabling also high level performances, no compromises, for kitesurfing and windsurfing.

    This foil will follow your level, fully upgradable wiht our different wings : Sport Wing, Race Wing, Wave Wing  - F-Box (foil Box) or Tuttle Box

    ORDER NOW if you want to ride all days during your vacations - full satisfaction guarantied

    Only 100  foils available with the first production batch, 65% already soldout with pré-order - A unique product you must give a test ride

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    Some news from Alpinefoil, the 5.0 Access foil create innovation with a high quality kitefoil made with Aviation grade aluminium alloy and carbone fiber, fully demountable: mast, fuselage, wing and stabilizer.

    the Alpinefoil team had a try with the new toy just out of factory, and are all stocked about it. Congrats Damien Chaboud !

    Pascal Boulgakoff just made a video of the very first rides pictures taken at our nearest lake of Monteynard (France).




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  • La Ventana Gold Cup Mexico 2015 Leopoldo Turco

    THE KITE FOIL VENTANA GOLD CUP 2015 will be held from 23 to 28 March 2015,

    In the program, kitefoileur grouping, exhibition and contest on the week, here's the website:

    Leo will be the party Alpinefoil 4.5 with wing board RXV6 race and we wish him good competition and good performances.

  • Autumn session at Lake Monteynard

    A beautiful fall day on our lake Monteynard saturday 25 october 2014, almost as foils in the water. Storming Savel together to enjoy the beautiful color are along the lake shore. Alpinefoil the team trains in frestyle and offers us a beautiful spectacle. Thank you to both photographers and Marc BENOIT and Vincent LATORRE immortalize those who have fun together






  • AlpineFoil at Lake Monteynard - Fall 2014

    Last Friday, October 17, 2014, Jeff Blachon and Damien Chaboud met at Lake Monteynard in good thermal October. Autumnal atmosphere and thermal ensconced allowed both riders that improve and learn new tricks, the iconic figure of "Jean Guillaume Rivaud" has no secrets for the pair. Thank you to Laurent Hemard for three pictures taken.



  • France Championship Speed ​​Crossing - ALMANARRE October 2014

    The third stage of the championship of France Speed ​​Crossing took place in the ALMANARRE weekend of October 10 to 12. Team Alpinefoil present on the event produced a superb performance to finish on top of the table, note the 3rd place in the standings Damien CHABOUD before Veterans Hervé Rousseau who was at the top spot Veterans in step Speed ​​Crossing in Archachon (Damien was equipped with wing race HELD and Winglets).

    Weather conditions helped to navigate and validate tog sleeves. A big thank you to all the organizers for this event successful frankly. Photos by Sport 421

    Damien CHABOUD makes this year the following instead:

    Championship Speed ​​crossing France Arcachon: 3rd Place Master Class

    Kitefoil Race International in La Ciotat: 3rd Place Master Class

    Championship Speed ​​crossing France Arcachon: 3rd Place Master Class

    Congratulations to Nicolas Wojnacki who finished 6th in the standings and Jeff Blachon Master Class who finished 8th !!


    During the day Saturday, Damien CHABOUD ends 3nd overall in the second round of the funny race !!


    Well done !!


    Loic Daccord Rider Alpinefoil finished 6th overall in the Long Distance Race Bluescope New Caledonia (Appointments must for passionate lubricants) and third in foil, the first being Max NOCHER. Really muscular condition, golf 19 km, 20/30 knots on average with a swell of 4/3 meters ... From 350 competitors battled it all media!

    Superb performance, Loic was equipped with the 4.5 Alpinefoil and wing HELD race and board race RX-V6. Congratulations to him !!




  • Results Championship at Quiberon France Foil 2014

    The new wing race HELD Winglet with Option was used during the Championship of France at Quiberon from September 17 to 21 . The Alpinefoil equipped wing racing team has finished the tour is ranked Veteran: 4th place for Damien CHABOUD (Place performed with the wing Chrono 12 m², the other three riders on the podium was equipped with a 15m wing chrono ozone) - Jeff BLACHON 6th - 7th Francis RICHARD - 8th Emmanuel DERONZIER and 10th for Nicolas WOJNACKI 

    Congratulations to the team, a great atmosphere with great wind conditions and an organization to top

  • France Kitesurf Championship Race & Foil Quiberon September 17 to 21

    France Kitesurf Championship Race and Foil Quiberon starts today until September 21, 2014, the riders Alpinefoils are present on the site and look forward to ride on this magnificent body of water in the presence of the best kitefoileurs. The riders from Team are equipped with wing speed HELD with Alpinefoil 4.5 !! The first results come shortly ..

  • Team Alpinefoil at Lake Monteynard - August 24, 2014

    The team was given Alpinefoil appointment this Sunday, August 24, 2014 at Lake Monteynard

    Program: friendliness, support and sharing of experiences among riders, Marc BENOIT was able to capture these moments together !!

    As a reminder, friendly foil to Lake Monteynard will take place on Saturday 13 and Sunday, September 14 !!

  • Publication Alpinefoil - Men's Health Magazine

    A beautiful publication in the magazine Men's Health Magazine - August 2014

    Published by Rodale in Pennsylvania, USA, Men's Health the largest brand of men's magazines, with 43 ​​editions worldwide. It is read by over 22 million people across the globe. It also the best-selling men's magazine on newsstands in the United States since the early 2000s " !!

    Alpinefoil the side of Alex Caizergues, the fastest man on the planet ....

  • International Kitefoil Speed ​​- Port St Louis July 12 to 14, 2014

    The first edition of the International Kitefoil Speed ​​was held in Port St Louis 12, 13 and 14 July 2014

    Team Alpinefoil was represented by two riders: Nicolas and Jean francois Wojnacki Blachon

    Two excellent performances during the "International Kitefoil Speed ​​Challenge." Both riders were equipped with the new wing HELD race that combines performance and affordability. They took the 3 and 5 seats in Master class. Congratulations beautiful runs for our riders.

    Alpinefoil keeps the spirit of accessibility for all with high quality finishing:

    High Accessibility (XLP)

    Extreme capacity of the wing, incomparable low wind (2.5> 5.5 knots)

    Very high speed performance as well as accessibility to the wing HELD (High Efficiency Low Drag)

    Congratulations to the members of TEAM, to see on the page Rider Team France:

  • Alpinefoil ULTRA LIGHT WINDS 2.5 knots - 5,5 knots

    Alpinefoil, navigate in the utra light wind is now possible with the kitefoil Alpinefoil equipped with its wing set XLP (Xtra Large Program) and boards Alpinefoil specifically designed to start in very light winds.

    The design of the wing XLP has high performance. More then comfort in navigation and high speed close to 30 knots the Kitefoil Alpinefoil with WLP wing set allows down to ranges of extremely low wind for a kitefoil

    We wanted to show you in this video. the sail kitesurfing is a kite f-one Bandit 5 of 14 m2 line standard 23 meters. no extension was necessary to achieve this performance in extreme light wind. the kite must remain in constant motion to never stop.

  • KiteFoil Race International (IKT)

    From 28 May to 1 June 2014, the Alpinefoil team made ​​the trip to kitefoil event of the year : the IKT International Kitefoil Tour of La Ciotat in the south of France

    A purely kitefoil international race with many riders from around the world. 4 days of madness, with 14 races sailed wide range of conditions . Moderate and strong winds, with waves then light wind : The chosen field of riders Alpinefoil .

    An incredible atmosphere and perfect organizing done by team  “Mer & vent” . The entire Team AlpineFoil whose main purpose is to live and share a good moment of conviviality feasted during different rounds , but also during evenings and appetizers with friends. Each gave the best of himself as for the atmosphere as for the race. Certain discovered for the first time the Race in kitefoil and chose to run with the standard config XLP else took the race option which allowed to take 2 nd place on the podium of the Master class and 11th place overall.

    When the handle # 10 Damien Chaboud designer and rider Alpinefoil has finished 4th place behind Maxime Naucher , Oliver Bridge, and Axel Mazella . A good performance , because the time spent on the business Alpinefoil does not allow him to train regularly. Downhill rider trying for the first time its new wings and kite Ozone edge Chrono on the day of competition.


    Congratulations to the entire team Alpinefoil

    Photos Album of the IKT 

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  • Vidéo KItefoil Race Wing H.E.L.D High Efficiency Low Drag

    AlpineFoil French manufacturer kitefoil, just finished testing its new wing design for racing Kitefoil Alpinefoil 4.5

    This new high performance wing with its unique design is called

    Race Wing H.E.L.D High Efficiency Low Drag

    It will allow you to change your current foil to high performance while maintaining the same ease of control.

    The specifications for this competition wing is as follows

    Get the best speed / ratio heading, the best rise to the wind as possible

    The highest speed possible with ease and excellent stability.

    Many wings Race does not have a good upwind, or fail to maintain high speeds for a long time which is essential in Race.

    KITEFOIL Race Wing H.E.L.D by AlpineFoil from damchab on Vimeo.