What is Wing Foil?
The Wing Foil is the latest in board sports. This involves handling a two-handed wing with a hydrofoil mounted on a short SUP board. It is a practice halfway between Windfoil, Kite Foil and SUP Foil. In this article you will find all the information you may need to know: How to start Wing Foil?
The advantage of the WingFoil is that you can move with maximum freedom on the water using the energy of the wind and the swell. The wing provides manoeuvrability and facilitates the launch of the foil by using a constant force (the wind). A distinction is therefore made between Downwind SUP Foil, which uses only the energy of the swell. 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 very playful medium that makes the practitioner refocus on his sensations, without comparison to others.
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. Starting WingFoil allows you to feel new sensations, to move easily and freely on any type of water with a relatively simple and easy to set up equipment. It can be practiced in any wind direction but will be more interesting downwind with a crosswind. It is also possible to practice the Wing-Foil in the waves and to use the lift of the kite to go upwind and surf.