The Wingfoil will free you from constraints, on land and at sea. This new water sport will offer you unique sensations of freedom in the world of sailing, unknown to the general public and until now reserved for ships at the cutting edge of technology and with huge budgets like those used in the Vendée Globe. It is now accessible with a simple wing board adapted to the foil!
Wingfoiling is one of the latest developments in board sports. The system of a wing carried by the arms was tested in 1984 on sailboards. This technique did not bring any advantage compared to the traditional board, the practice fell into oblivion, until the Hawaiian waterman, Kai Lenny, put it back into fashion by using it on his SUP Foil board, then on his wing foil board.
Wingsurfing is the “5th element” of all board sports: a mix of Kitesurfing, Surf foil, Windsurfing and Stand-Up Paddle.
The combination of elements from each of these activities has created a new sport: Wing Foiling. What does it consist of? Positioned on a small wingfoil board (or SUPfoil, or Surf foiling) connected to an underwater Foil, the rider holds a wing in his hand (the Wing), which generates power with the wind. This “underwater plane” is represented by two wings (front and back) parallel to the board and connected by a mast. By gaining speed with the wing, the rider advances on the surface of the water and, from a certain speed, the hydrofoil generates a force of lift. This force will support the rider, while making the board take off from the water. To learn more about how it works, we invite you to visit this article, in the News & Tutorials section.
The Wingfoil allows you to ride upwind, surf waves or wind swell. You will be able to free yourself from having waves to surf (like in SurfFoil). Wingsurfing will multiply the number of sessions and sensations according to the conditions. You won’t need to practice on a surf spot anymore, because all the bodies of water become exploitable (in particular the interior bodies of water like lake, river…).