What is Wing Foil with the Ozone WASP – By Ozone Kites

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How to Wing Foil?

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Wing Foiling is the latest-born board sport : it consists in managing a wing not attached to the board and carried with two hands while standing on a hydrofoil mounted on a short stand up paddle board. This a cross-over discipline between Windfoiling, Kite Foiling and SUP Foiling. You will find in this tutorial all the informations you may need to learn How to Wing Foil.

The major interest of Wing Foiling is to be able to move with as much freedom as possible on the water by using both the energy of the wind and swells. The wing brings a lot of maniability and help for an easy take-off with the foil by using a constant force (the wind) while Downwind SUP Foil is harder because it only uses the swells power. It is therefor possible thanks to the lightness and mobility of a Wing to switch ways to ride in the same session : going upwind using the wind and the best axis of your wing to reach the fastest speed for example and then going downwind and surf the wind swells like if you were Downwind SUP Foiling. It is a playful way to ride that brings

The hydrofoil allows to take-off over the water and to fly over the surface. Wing Foiling is practiced on a short but wide and thick stand up paddle board to allow its rider to be stable and easily stand up on the board. To begin at Wing Foil allows to experience new riding feelings but also to navigate in a free and easy way on any body of water while keeping a relatively simple to use and to mount gear. It can be practiced with any wind direction but will be more interesting in downwind with a sidewind. It is also possible to practice Wing Foiling in the wavesand to use the lift of the wing to get back to the line-up and connect the waves.

 

In which conditions can you Wing Foil?

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). It is easier to begin with a sidewind (sideshore) to avoid to get pushed aways from the coast (offshore wind) or to be sent back all the time to the shore (onshore wind).

It is advised to carefully select the spot to avoid floating seaweeds or any other floating object that can stop and/or damage your foil while flying. We also recommend to select a spot that is shaped like a bay. This ways if you get too far away from your starting point you can still easily come back walking with your gear. Finally, it is better to learn with a specific water depth : shallow enough so your feet can touch the bottom to easily get on the board but deep enough for the hydrofoil to not touch the bottom. It is possible once you are a confirmed wing foiler of a standard bodytype – let’s say 80 kg – to practice Wing Foiling from 8-10 knots to 35+ knots.

 

Extrem Wing Foiling !

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