Q. What does a typical wingfoil lesson look like?

At Atlantic Wingfoil, all lessons are tailored to the individual.

Based on your previous wind, board and watersports experience, we create a learning program to engage and challenge you. Using a SUP with a center fin allows new wingfoilers to gain muscle memory in winghandling while riding a stable platform. Once wing-handling begins to feel natural and intuitive, students progress to riding a foilboard. This step accelerates the learning process and make learning far more enjoyable.

Q. What are the steps to learn how to wingfoil?

Progression generally follows this path:

  1. Wind & Site Evaluation

  2. Wing setup and securing

  3. Wing handling on the beach

  4. Beach Board control- Posture and stance

  5. Enter/exit water with wing and SUP

  6. Wing control on tethered board

  7. First ride - On knees back to shore

  8. Ride standing up back to shore

  9. Ride standing up "switch stance"

  10. Ride out, stop, ride back (riding both port & starboard)

  11. Riding upwind

  12. Pumping wing and foil

  13. Foot switch

  14. Jibes

  15. Tacks

  16. Catching swell

Q. What is the minimum amount of wind needed for lessons?

At least 8 kts of sustained wind is needed for introductory lessons on the beach and SUP. Once foiling, beginners benefit from 13+ kts. sustained

Q. Why is wingfoiling suddenly so popular?

The beauty of hydrofoils lies in the fact that they're so efficient at creating lift. Unlike surfboards, they don't need a breaking wave to move. Unbroken open ocean swells become incredible playgrounds. Even without swell, the wing harnesses the wind which gives the rider speed and elevates the foil quickly.