Wingsurfing: Intermediate


How to Wing Foil: Jibe- step by step instructions to turn without coming off the foil:

"Once you figure out how to fly on a wing foil, the next step is to learn how to turn around and go back the other way. The easiest way to turn around is to turn downwind and jibe. We go into it step by step using a sequence of frame grabs showing how to turn around without coming off the foil.
Since you are doing two things at once- a carving turn on the foil and switching the wing direction, it's good to practice the wing handling on land until it becomes familiar and smooth.

These are the steps:
1) Approach the turn with a good amount of speed but not out of control fast, look for a smooth area on the water to start your turn.
2) Bring the board low to the water- low and in control, and be prepared for extra lift resulting from the G-forces of the turn.
3) As you start the turn, the pressure will decrease in the wing, as soon as you feel less pressure, quickly let go of your back hand and bring the wing over your head.
4) Switch front hands and keep leaning into the turn.
5) Grab the wing with the new back hand and adjust the grip as necessary.
6) Drop the wing back into the power zone and accelerate out of the turn."



How to Wing Foil in the Waves:

"I said in the video that I will answer questions in the comments but please check description and other questions so I don't have to answer the same questions multiple times, thank you!

Wing Foiling (also called wing surfing, hand kite, handheld wing, wingding), is a new sport that combines surf foiling with a handheld wing. It's super fun and addicting.
In this video I talk about wingsurfing in the waves. I'm using a Blue Planet Carver Foil, M size wing (1580 cm sq), a 5'8 Blue Planet Carver foilboard, and Duotone wing foil- the red/blue wing in the video is 5M, the white/ yellow one is 4M.
Learning on a bigger Foil is easier as you can launch easier at lower speeds, stay on the foil even if your speed drops, and you don't outrun the windswell. When you are ready to surf some waves, it's easier with a smaller foil wing as you have more speed and less drag which makes it easier to control on the faster-moving ground swells.
I also go over the differences in hand wings and why I like the Duotone due to the boom although it does not behave well when luffing it behind you."



Foil Wing Tutorial with Dan Gavere - The GYBE

"Dan Gavere guides you through the Gybe using the Duotone Foil Wing and Fanatic Aero SUP Hydrofoil and Sky SUP 6.6 Foil Board. In the Columbia Gorge near Hood River, Oregon USA, this video features How To Turn downwind utilizing the best practices to learn the Gybe turn while hydrofoiling with the hand wing."



Foil Wing Tutorial with Dan Gavere -How to Tack

This video is a step by step process of the Tack technique for Foil Wing riding. Here Dan Gavere walks you through the handwork needed to complete a non-foiling and foiling tack using a hand wing aka, foil wing, wing surfer, sling wing, etc... This is a basic instructional tutorial how-to video and is a general guide to what has worked for me for using a Hydrofoil board with a foil wing By no means is this the only way to do it. Practice have fun, be safe, and after some practice, you will find it to be a really fun manoeuvre in any conditions on the foil or not.