How To Choose Size Of Inflatable Wing

Humans have always sought the feeling of flying, and wing surfing is by far one of the best options. Wing surfing is a unique combination of foil surfing, kitesurfing and windsurfing. The surfer rides a foil board while holding an inflatable wing, which helps increase speed and prolong the life of the ride.

Know Wing Foil Wind Ranges

Currently, wing surfing is one of the most popular water surfing sports. It requires skills related to sailing and surfing, including managing sails that are held with two hands rather than attached to the board. Glide freely on the water using the power of swells and wind.

Wing foils can be contacted where there are waves, but can also be experienced where there are no waves. Wings can help you return or connect individual waves into one extremely long ride.

Overview

Surf Wings measure area in square meters and are available in various sizes such as 3m², 4m², 5m², 6m², 7m² and 8m². They can also be purchased in different shapes and structures. The wing size you choose depends on the weather conditions and winds in which you plan to wing surf. Here are the WINGHIER wing wind range as the reference.

WING SIZEWING RANGE
4m²12-30knots (14-34mph)
5m²8-25knots (9-28mph)
6m²6-20knots (7-23mph)

Generally speaking, beginners may be more suitable to use WingHier Coacher Wing5.0.

A larger size inflatable wing is better for less windy conditions because it can take advantage of more wind. At the same time, in strong winds, it is better to use a smaller inflatable wing because it has a larger surface area to increase speed while being easier to balance.

How to choose an inflatable wing size

The size of the inflatable wings you choose can have a big impact on how you surf. The biggest factor to consider when choosing a wing size is weather conditions.

A larger size wing is suitable for lighter wind conditions as it is able to capture more wind.

Conversely, a wing with a smaller size can handle higher winds because it will provide enough surface area to gain speed while remaining easy to hold.

Small wings are not very useful in light winds, while large wings are unmanageable in strong winds.

In general, a 4-square-meter wing is recommended for the average rider under 155 pounds, and a 5-square-meter wing is recommended for beginners over that weight. Starting with a wing that is too large can be dangerous.

The large wings can feel bulky at first and may prevent you from gaining more speed. When learning a sport like wing surfing, underpowered is better than overpowered.

Holding the Wing

Another factor that may determine which wing you buy is how you like to hold it. There are two main ways to hold the wing, including a soft handle along the centre of the wing or a hard boom-type item attached from the tip of the wing to the tail.

Riders often have different preferences as to which construction is more comfortable. We recommend that you try different options before purchasing.

The wings also come with leash attachments. When holding the wing, some leash will be tied around the wrist of the front hand, and some will be tied around the waist. Try them out and choose the one that feels more natural.