What size wing surfer do I need?

What size wing should I use?

Wing sizes range from 2.8 to 6.4 meters. A good starting wing (as a general rule) is to start with a 4m wing for anyone up to 70kg or 155lbs and a 5m wing for anyone over that weight. The second thing to consider when choosing a wing is how you’ll hold it.

How do you size a wing foil board?

A good rule of thumb is to have 30-40 liters of volume over your body weight. For example, if you weigh 80 kilograms, opt for a 120-liter board. As you progress, you’ll be able to move to a smaller and more maneuverable board, but during the first sessions, you want to maximize your learning time.

How do I choose a Windfoil?

Thickness or Profile. Basically how thick the wing is when you’re looking at it from the front. A thicker wing is less hydrodynamic so it has more drag and a much lower top speed, but it has a lot more lift at low speeds. Racing foils are typically very thin whereas freeride foils are thick.

What size foil should I get?

You will need a foil board similar size to your regular surfboard or smaller.

Do you need a foil board to wing surf?

Winging combines elements of windsurfing, kitesurfing, surfing, and foiling. You ride on a SUP Foil board or regular SUP board while holding a handheld inflatable sail, known as a “wing”.

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How much wind do I need for wing foiling?

We recommend to learn Wing Foiling in average wind conditions on a spot that is not exposed to the swell (between 15 and 20 knots of wind).

How Fast Is Wing foiling?

In the near future, many will reach 30 knots, even on V500 and probably in even less wind than 20 knots, which shows the great potential of windfoiling! Already today we have some incredible top speeds in only 8-10 knots of wind.

How long does it take to learn to Windfoil?

The time needed to get flying is usually 2 to 4 hours, and you should manage to have a relaxed flight after only 4 to 5 sessions.

How do you start a Windfoil?

To start with, learn in some wind. Ideally over 10 knots. Although windfoiling is great in light winds, if you learn when there is more of a breeze to start, you’ll get a quick feel for it and progress really quickly. After a couple of sessions in a bit more breeze, you’ll be able to start pushing the wind minimums.