What is it, how do we do it and what do you need to do it?
Wing Foiling is a relatively new sport, and refers to riding a board with a hydrofoil attached to the bottom, while generating power through the use of a handheld inflatable wing.
Wing Surfing is also relatively new and very much related to Wing Foiling, but is done without the hydrofoil on the board. Typically you will need a larger board or Stand-up Paddleboard to Wing Surf.
Wing Surfing is typically a step in learning to Wing Foil, but not necessarily. Winging is all about having fun regardless of what you are standing on!
Learning on a larger board that supports your weight in the water makes learning to use the wing much easier. Do you have a Stand up Paddleboard (SUP) that's not being used all that often? Dust that beautiful board off, add a SUPWinder, grab a wing and Voila.. you're now Wing Surfing!
Once you learn how to use the wing, many people will want to add some challenge and add a foil board and foil... this can be both a challenge and a life changing experience. The feeling of riding through the water on a hydrofoil is an absolute dream.. you feel like you are floating on air. Virtually silent, it's just an absolutely incredible and freeing experience that almost anyone can do.
There are of course many considerations in selecting your Wing(s), Board and Foil(s) and we suggest you give us a call to help you with this aspect.
Checkout some of the great Wing Foiling equipment we carry below and make sure to get in touch to start your new adventure!