Wingfoiling is one of the new gliding sports, whose number of practitioners continues to increase, some even abandoning their preferred practice. You may wonder why? We give you 5 good reasons to practice Wing Foil! If you are not familiar with this sport, Wing Foil consists of standing on a board with a foil in your hands. The foil resembles an underwater plane which, thanks to the speed generated, will create a lift force. The Wing is similar to a kite, in order to gain speed.
Wing foiling has many advantages, including on land and at sea. This new water sport offers unique gliding sensations with far fewer constraints than kitesurfing or windsurfing.
5 good reasons to practice Wing foil
Reason 1: Simplicity and ease of use
When you take up Wing after kitesurfing or windsurfing, everything becomes easier! On the one hand, the equipment is really minimalist. All you have to do is inflate your wing and set up your foil. If you choose an inflatable board like the SROKA Air, you can pack everything into one bag! Perfect for transporting and setting up your gear anywhere. The equipment is light, and it is not necessary to have a large sail, or straps, harness… In less than 10 minutes all your equipment is ready to go on the water. So if you have an hour of time at lunchtime, you can sail for 45 minutes.
Then, launching is easy, depending on the spot, you can start directly from the beach or from a slipway. The return is also simple:if the wind drops, with sufficient board volume, you will be able to get in while sailing (unlike kiting where you swim in). If the wind picks up, it is also easy to get in safely, with much less risk than kitesurfing.