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:
Wind & Site Evaluation
Wing setup and securing
Wing handling on the beach
Beach Board control- Posture and stance
Enter/exit water with wing and SUP
Wing control on tethered board
First ride - On knees back to shore
Ride standing up back to shore
Ride standing up "switch stance"
Ride out, stop, ride back (riding both port & starboard)
Pumping wing and foil
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.