What is Wing Foil?
Wing Foiling is the latest-born board sport : it consists in managing a wing not attached to the board and carried with two hands while standing on a hydrofoil mounted on a short stand up paddle board. This a cross-over discipline between Windfoiling, Kite Foiling and SUP Foiling. You will find in this tutorial all the informations you may need to learn How to Wing Foil.
The major interest of Wing Foiling is to be able to move with as much freedom as possible on the water by using both the energy of the wind and swells. The wing brings a lot of maniability and help for an easy take-off with the foil by using a constant force (the wind) while Downwind SUP Foil is harder because it only uses the swells power. It is therefor possible thanks to the lightness and mobility of a Wing to switch ways to ride in the same session : going upwind using the wind and the best axis of your wing to reach the fastest speed for example and then going downwind and surf the wind swells like if you were Downwind SUP Foiling. It is a playful way to ride that brings
The hydrofoil allows to take-off over the water and to fly over the surface. Wing Foiling is practiced on a short but wide and thick stand up paddle board to allow its rider to be stable and easily stand up on the board. To begin at Wing Foil allows to experience new riding feelings but also to navigate in a free and easy way on any body of water while keeping a relatively simple to use and to mount gear. It can be practiced with any wind direction but will be more interesting in downwind with a sidewind. It is also possible to practice Wing Foiling in the waves and to use the lift of the wing to get back to the line-up and connect the waves.