Appletree Skipper Prone Surf Foil Board
High performance prone foil board
The high performance Apple Skipper prone foil board: thinner, stiffer, more connected.
Surf foiling rapidly evolves and so should your equipment. Advanced riders in our pro and ambassador team were ready for the next step in performance so we designed the Apple Skipper prone.
The Skipper concept revolves around a new hull concept. The boards are thin throughout, giving a connected feel to the foil. Under the front foot, the bottom features a unique “bulge” that actually sits slightly lower than the foil box. This bulge displaces water upon touchdown and it makes the board “skip” back up. Ideal for foam bashes and more radical foil surfing. The Skipper prone features grab rails in the nose area, these really help holding on to the board when duck diving.
Tight turns in the pocket
The outline of the board is much narrower than the other surf foil boards we make. Perfect for tight turns in the pocket and harder carves without the risk of the rail touching the water and slowing you down. Finally the foil boxes are placed slightly forward and they feature the all new Appletree long boxes for more foil placement flexibility.
Stick your landings
There is also more rocker in the boards bottom, while keeping the deck as flat as possible. This helps sticking landings and it forces the board up when paddling in. You do lose a bit of early planing, but this is a board for experienced riders, who should be fine with a little less volume and paddle power.
Lighter and advanced riders
The lineup in the Skipper prone is compact throughout. Starting at a 4’5” in 28L. Ideal for lighter and advanced riders. Sizes up do not go up much in length, but more in thickness to gain volume. Stock sizes are 28L, 34L and 40L. In between sizes are available as custom orders.
The skipper prone comes as “board only”. Inserts and pads are available as custom options.
Dylan Wichmann on the skipper prone 28L:
“Being much thinner than the other models, the connection to the foil is much more direct. I really like the outline, being narrower and having a more pulled in tail allows you to turn that much harder, without having to worry about a wide tail catching on the water.”
“I also really like the rocker in the nose, while keeping the rest of the board flat. This means you will still be standing parallel to your foil but be less likely to have the nose catch on the water when touching down. I think all surf foil boards will start to look more and more like this model.”
What started in a shed on an apple tree farm in the Netherlands by two brothers has now become the leading brand for kite surf boards and foil boards. They have expanded and built a dedicated production facility in Portugal. Their secret is their proprietary 50k closed cell foam which they use in all their boards. This is light, flexible, durable and waterproof. Together with their hex skin glass or carbon finish, it makes for a bombproof board.