What type of board to start with?
In order to fully enjoy the experience, we advise you not to overestimate yourself, by choosing equipment adapted to your level to fully benefit from the experience. We invite you to pay particular attention to the choice of the board. It is the board that will condition your very first edges: its volume, its length/width ratio, its construction, and its hull, all have their importance. So, to fully enjoy the moments of happiness of your first flights, avoid at all costs a board that is too small or too technical: for beginners in Wingsurfing, the race to miniaturisation is often synonymous with a frustrating experience. Your experience in board sports is a help, but winging is still a new sport with new rules!
With new technologies, inflatable wingfoil boards are becoming an interesting alternative to hard boards. They offer a surprising feeling of comfort and safety on the water (falling on the board won’t hurt anymore) by being forgotten under the feet, to leave room for all the sensations of gliding. They forgive all shocks, on the hold or in the sea, and avoid going to the shaper at each session. They succeed in combining good performance with the advantage of easy transport at an affordable price. Everything you’ve been waiting for! If you have a small car boot, are a traveller or live in a flat, this is an innovative solution that allows you to fit your entire quiver into one bag.Hardboards are still a safe bet. They are more forgiving of contact with the water and offer a more pleasant gliding sensation on take-off. Stiffer, they transmit (a little) better the supports to the foil. However, they remain more fragile than inflatable boards and require more attention when handling them on land, as well as more space to store and transport them.