Foiling is a completely new way of surfing. It is surfing, but many of the common practices in surfing cannot be applied to foiling. This is where the difficulty comes into play. Many surfers try to transition from their short board to the foil board and end up with a lot of bumps and bruises. The main reason that surfers have a hard time is due to their habit of applying too much back foot pressure as soon as they stand up. This is the worst thing that you can do on a foil board.
SO WHAT IS THE EASIEST WAY TO LEARN?
At Hawaii EFoil Experience, we recommend that you learn in a controlled environment. There are two ways to do this: (1) get towed behind a boat or a jet ski on the foil board, or (2) get onto an efoil. By using either method, you are able to control the speed of the foil board and keep it as slow as necessary to learn the required foiling fundamentals. This includes how to turn and how to control the height of the foil. Our instructors at Hawaii EFoil show you two axis of control: (1) the roll axis, and (2) the pitch axis. Similar to the control measures on an airplane, by understanding how the hydrofoil works on your board, you are able to better control it.
Once you gain control of the foiling fundamentals, we believe that you can foil on any board. Your learning curve is greatly reduced, and your confidence gets boosted over the moon. If you are interested in foiling lessons on the Lift efoil, give us a call or visit us online.