About Us

Foil-Smart is a South African company that is based in Knysna (between Cape Town and Jeffrey's Bay). We have combined  our love for watersports and foiling experience with top-quality materials and innovative techniques to create these hand crafted foils. 

Designed and built by a hydrofoiler for hydrofoilers.


We are based on a lagoon that allows year- round foil testing as we research and develop foils. The Indian and Atlantic ocean swells roll up on our shoreline allowing for testing foils in varied surf conditions from two different oceans.


Foil-Smart is about opening the thrilling world of foiling up to the broadest spectrum of sportsmen and -women, who share a passion for water and the ocean. 

We want you to experience the new world of foiling and get a #foilsmile.

2019 surf foil from foil-smart
2019 Foil-Smart Super-Stoked L

Design Philosophy

We endeavour to create user-friendly hydrofoils that are smartly designed and manufactured for a product that reflects common sense and multi-purpose applications. That means that most of our Foil-Smart components can be used for kite-foiling, wake-foiling, SUP-foiling and surf-foiling; making them especially versatile.


Each component in the Foil-Smart range has been designed with its specific role in mind, and built according to that need. 

Being an avid hydrofoiler myself I do the design and build and testing so nothing gets lost either in translation or in misunderstanding between tester and designer.  We appreciate the feedback given by our foilers, and then translate that to new designs and improvements for you. We reserve the rights to make these improvements at any time so that you get the latest and best we have to offer straight away. We manufacture in-house and do not rely on a distant factory in the East somewhere.