Well, not really as I built my first foilboard back in 2004 but with the big kiteboard manufacturers entering the game, 2015 will be the year where Foilboarding will reach the masses. Foils are getting cheaper and now easier to ride because of technological evolution. They are the fastest most efficient craft on the water. They literally smoke traditional kiteboards going upwind or downwind, in light or strong wind and the feeling of flying in silence over the surface of the sea is simply magical.
My prediction is that Foilboarding will be an Olympic discipline at the games in 2020.