You don’t need much wind to be able to foilboard. 7-10 mph and you can be cruising with the freedom to go wherever you want. The wind here was about 8mph out of the SW. I was riding a 17m Cabrinha Contra with the Cabrinha Double Agent Foilboard. I had more than enough power with the 17m Contra and remember having to depower the kite at times.
Learning to foilboard is almost like learning to kiteboard all over again except when you get the moment when everything clicks, it feels like you’ve been foilboarding for years. There’s a few key pointers like riding the board flat and try to foil a few inches off the water. The recommended conditions to learn how to foilboard is when the wind is between 12-16mph. Here’s a few good places to foil around the Tampa Bay area: