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Wing Foil Guide

Wing Foiling, also known as wing surfing or wingboarding, is an exhilarating water sport that combines elements of windsurfing and kitesurfing. It involves using a handheld inflatable wing to harness the power of the wind and propel yourself on a hydrofoil, or stand up paddleboard, across the water's surface. These hand held inflatable wings are easy to carry, and surprisingly easy to use. Wing foiling is rapidly growing in popularity, whether you want more use out of your SUP board or would like to develop your skills in Foiling, it is largely accessible to everyone. 

Wings come in a wide variety of sizes, from 3.5 to 7M wide. The size of the wind wing that a rider may go for depends on several factors, including the rider's weight, skill level, and prevailing wind conditions, as well as personal preferences.

Generally, lighter riders will use smaller wind wings, while heavier riders will require larger wings to generate sufficient power and lift. Additionally, beginners usually benefit from using wings with larger surface areas as they provide more stability, easier control, and better low-end power. A larger wing offers increased lift and stability, making it easier to get up on the foil and maintain control. As skills progress, riders may opt for smaller wings that provide higher maneuverability and speed. The prevailing wind conditions in your area should also be taken into account. Lighter wind conditions necessitate larger wind wings to generate enough power and lift. In contrast, stronger wind conditions require smaller wind wings to maintain control and prevent overpowering.

As a starting point, here's a general guideline for wind wing sizes based on rider weight:

Riders under 60 kg: 3.0 - 4.5 m²

Riders between 60 - 80 kg: 4.5 - 6.0 m²

Riders over 80 kg: 6.0 - 7.0 m² 

We offer Wind Wing Lessons on Mountain Boards, Stand Up Paddleboards and Foil. For complete beginners we recommend starting out on our land basics lesson in which you will learn inflation of the wing, setting up equipment, launching, safety and aspects of the wind and getting moving on the sand on a mountain board. Our instructors will be able to demonstrate how to handle the wing, maintain balance on the board, control the power, and execute maneuvers effectively.