Starting The Journey

Embarking on the exhilarating journey of wing foiling opens up a world of thrilling possibilities on the water. As you venture into this exciting sport, mastering the fundamentals and honing your skills becomes essential for a rewarding experience. Whether you're a seasoned water enthusiast or transitioning from another water sport, navigating the nuances of wing foiling can seem daunting at first. Fear not! In this guide, we'll explore our top three invaluable tips tailored specifically for newcomers to the world of wing foiling. Let's dive in and unlock the secrets to soaring gracefully across the water.

Three Pro Tips 

  1. Go Big! Bigger is better when you are starting to wing foil. Big board. Big foil. Big wing. The board is the most important choice to make.
    • Go with a 120 liter to 170 liter wing board. This will help you to learn faster because it is easier to balance on a big board. It is also harder to get up on foil with a big board, but you are not trying to get on foil yet. It is impossible to get on foil if you can’t balance on your board.
    • Go with a large mid-aspect foil. This should be a stable foil that allows for low take off speeds.
    • Select a larger wing that is suitable to your typical wind conditions. You want to have enough power to learn. A six meter wing is a good middle ground wing that is big enough to work in light wind conditions, and small enough to not be difficult to handle.
  2. Go with a partner that can tow you or drive you back upwind. You will end up way down wind. A partner on a boat or jet ski or with a truck on shore will be able to save you time and energy to restart in an upwind position.
  3. Land Practice. Learn to power up the wing on land. Practice every day if possible in light or medium winds. Ten to twenty minutes of land practice daily will save you hours in the water.


We have one bonus tip for you. Don’t quit. Especially early on, don’t quit. The struggle along the way makes the payoff worthwhile. If you remain diligent in your effort, your learning curve will be quick. You don’t want to miss out on achieving milestone after milestone. Stay the course and never quit. If you follow tip #2, quitting won't be an option.

Embrace The Suck 

As you set sail into the exhilarating realm of wing foiling, remember that every glide, every gust, and every fall is part of the thrilling learning process. By embracing "the suck" and these tips and continuously refining your skills, you'll soon find yourself effortlessly riding the wind and waves with confidence and finesse. So, grab your wing and your foil, and let the adventure unfold. Here's to countless hours of soaring, surfing, and celebrating the sheer joy of wing foiling. We hope to see you on the water!
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