Choose your spot to start SUP Foiling
You are already doing SUP surfing, you have tested the Wing Foil or you have the ambition to try your hand at Downwind SUP Foil, these are all excellent reasons to get started in SUP Foil. You will experience unique riding sensations and above all you will enter the club of those who take advantage of all the conditions. However, certain choices such as the equipment you will use and the type of wave you will start on will greatly affect your progress as well as your safety during the beginnings. In order to find suitable wave conditions to fly safely, we give you advice on finding THE right spot near you. We don’t know all the surf spots in France but no matter where you live on the coast, there are bound to be some excellent foil spots that are perfect for beginners. To make the right choices and identify the suitable waves to start SUP Foiling, we give you some keys below to find your prefect SUP Foil spot.
But first what is the interest to practice SUP Foil?
To test something new, work on your versatility, discover new sensations or have fun in 50cm of waves, there are many excuses to try it. For Paul-Conrad, our Team Rider based in Corsica: “Once the apprehension of falling on the fin has passed, the incredible sensations of speed quickly take over. This way, the key to success is to accept this speed and to look ahead. So we can take advantage of the silence and the potential of SUP Foil. The laws of physics push the limits of our evolution on the SUP Foil spot. Going back to the peak and seeing beyond the waves requires a real physical investment, the legs are warm, the heart is pounding. It is harder than an indoor gym session! The evolution of the S-Foil really allows you to go through flat and chop when SUP Foiling. Again we evolve differently on the water. The practice of Downwind is really exhilarating, the descent into the wind is so much faster on a Foil. What a feeling to fly for tens of kilometers with only the sound of the wind! Actually, I spend more time on my SUP Foil than any other craft. No more bad surf sessions where it’s soft, small, on-shore; Besides, we are even looking for on-shore sessions when we have a SUP Foil in our quiver. “