If you are interested in learning wing surf foil, you can take a look at this article. Wing foil is easier and safer to learn, so everyone can have fun.
As with most sports, especially wind sports, it can be challenging for beginners. However, with some skill and proper practice, the learning process does accelerate. If you’re an experienced windsurfer, you may be able to get up to speed with these exercises; those who are inexperienced should take their time before moving on to the next step. Here are some simple steps.
Wing surf foil with your wing
The first step is to simply use wings on land. In breezy weather (Vv. 8-15), inflate and learn to handle wings. When you’re in the water, learn how to simply flip the wings over, into a riding position, and add power to the wings. Here are some things to do when in a land session…
Keep the wing in the wind with only one hand on the leading edge. With the outside of the canopy up or down, the sail should be hovering in the wind. Think about it, you’re holding the leading edge of a flag and the rest of the sail is just downwind. This is your neutral position, which will allow you to hold the wing without power. Walking on the beach, getting to the water, surfboarding, and standing up will all benefit from this skill.
Wing surf foil of plan to pull in and power the sail…
If you plan to pull in and power the sail, it should have its inner canopy facing down. If your interior canopy is up, you will need to flip it. This is easy on land in a breeze, but when you’re in the water in the wind it can be very difficult if you don’t have the right technique. This means that you should do a lot of practice on land before struggling in the water. Taller riders may be able to hold their hands high and twist on the small sail, but more likely you’ll have to use what we found to be a “power flip” to flip it. To do a powered wing flip, you should slide your hands towards one of the wing tips, pull on your wing strap until it catches some wind, and then let the kite flip like a kiteboard kite restart. If done correctly, you can climb on the belt or leading edge and keep the correct orientation so that the inside of the canopy is facing down (the boom is down). We recommend that you practice on your knees as you would normally be in the water for this.
Adding some power to the way
Now that you’ve learned to get into your “middle” position and flip your kite, let’s talk about adding some power to the way. From the mid-arm to the lowered position, bring the leading edge hand closer to the face, grasping the middle of the arm with the other hand. You’ll want to really reach out and position your body so you don’t pull the sail into the wind until you’re ready. Especially new riders and windsurfers will instinctively hold the boom horizontally. When boarding with wing panels, pointing the wings up is important for starting sports and slow rides. Any downward position of the wing will cause it to fly down into the ground/water. On land, practice keeping the sail in a vertical position, then slowly move it to a 45-degree angle, heading in the direction you want. The stronger the wind, the more you can get in. Experienced windsurfers and even sailors will have a huge advantage in this progressive field.
Plan to ride a board
If you eventually plan to ride a small board, you can practice from knees to feet. To jump off your knees, lean on your back leg and move your front foot into a flat-footed position. Follow the hind legs as you stand.
If you have a skateboard or mountain floor and enough padding, a large area of grass or pavement and a breeze (5-12 knots) will add some fun to your practice on land. Keep in mind that you can really move with this sail and it will be more painful to fall on land. Drop your backhand and hold your wing with your leading edge hand.
By doing some good practice on land, you’ll gain knowledge and muscle memory that will help you progress faster and easier when you hit the water.