Starting Wing Foil is accessible to all but requires a minimum of practice and learning to evolve effectively. If you are new to the practice, the WingFoil consists of sailing on the water, standing on a board and a foil, with a wing held with two hands. The WingFoil will allow you to move with freedom thanks to the energy of the wind and the swell. Beginning this sport allows you to experience new sensations on any type of water with simple and easy to set up equipment. In order not to lose time in your progress, SROKA Company informs you of the 10 mistakes not to make when starting out in Wing-Foil. If you wish to start Wing Foil, you can also find all our advice in our article “How to start Wing Foil”.
10 mistakes not to make when starting out in Wing Foil
Mistake 1: Unsuitable equipment
Starting WingFoiling with old equipment or a foil that was used for another activity will not allow you to progress with ease. Equipment is evolving very quickly, and companies are innovating every year to offer more and more comfortable and efficient products.
To start with, a large front fin area will give you stability and lift. Your foil will be a little slower but the advantage is that you can fly in light wind conditions. Beginners will prefer the Medium Aspect or Low Aspect models with a fast start in light winds. However, if you are looking for a fin that is easy to use, yet has good performance, we recommend the Medium Aspect. This evolutionary model will be able to follow you throughout your progression, without forcing you to change equipment. Our 1750 (XL) SROKA front foil wing is the ideal weapon to get you started in Wing Foil and get you off the ground immediately.
The size of the mast is also important. A relatively short mast (60-70cm) will be easier to balance, while more experienced WindFoil or SurfFoil sailors may prefer a longer mast (70-80cm). However, a mast that is too short will very quickly be limiting, so we advise you to start with a mast of 80 cm.