Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique

Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Urdhva Mukha Svanasana / Upward Facing dog
Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Urdhva Mukha Svanasana / Upward Facing dog
Urdhva Mukha Svanasana / Upward Facing dog

Low to gravity, upward facing dog is a stable posture to practice on a SUP. It opens the back and stretches the front of the body which feels amazing especially when you take big deep breaths in. Press both hands evenly onto the board and imagine lifting up and out of the chest rather than simply leaning backwards. Depending on…

Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Toe to Heel Gybe Off the Foil
Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Toe to Heel Gybe Off the Foil
Toe to Heel Gybe Off the Foil

It is time to tackle the other gybe! Even if you haven’t mastered the foiling heel to toe gybe, getting yourself acquainted with the toe to heel winging off the foil gybe will give you a skill that you’ll call on more often than you’ll care to imagine. We all have a better side. You may be happy riding left…

Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - How to Gybe on the Foil, Heel to Toe
Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - How to Gybe on the Foil, Heel to Toe
How to Gybe on the Foil, Heel to Toe

It’s on ladies and gents, it’s on! If you’ve been following this Wing Foil series and the videos on the Tonic channel, your prep for the foiling gybe is done, the foundations are laid, you’ve never been more ready:) We write this with utter conviction because you’ve got a feeling for wind direction, a solid first position, a balanced dynamic…

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Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Ustrasana - Camel Pose - Advanced
Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Ustrasana - Camel Pose - Advanced
Ustrasana - Camel Pose - Advanced

This pose belongs in the category of back extensions, which focuses on bringing the spine into an extension/arch. There are a few modifications to make this pose accessible to all levels. Firstly kneel on the board ensuring your knees are hip distance apart on either side of the handle/middle as this is the widest and most stable part of the…

Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Mandukasana - Frog Pose - Beginner
Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Mandukasana - Frog Pose - Beginner
Mandukasana - Frog Pose - Beginner

This luscious hip opener is perfect for beginners as its low gravity on the board and very stable. Start by straddling the board positioning yourself over the centre of the board, generally where the handle is located. Slowly extend your arms forward walking your fingertips towards the nose of the board. Your hip flexibility will determine how deep you can…

Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Dandayamana Bharmanasana / Balancing Table pose
Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Dandayamana Bharmanasana / Balancing Table pose
Dandayamana Bharmanasana / Balancing Table pose

Start on your hands and knees making sure you are central on the board, over the handle and your shoulders are stacked over your wrists. Extend your right leg behind you, keeping the hips square, the leg is parallel to the board. Keep an active back leg with the toes pointing towards the board. Your eye gaze is towards your…

Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - An introduction to River SUP
Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - An introduction to River SUP
An introduction to River SUP

Having covered the “mainstream” (no pun’s intended) flat water, surf and downwind paddling disciplines we feel it is certainly appropriate to ramp up the ante somewhat and introduce SUP river paddling. Consider it the “downhill” mountain biking version of stand up paddling as opposed to cross-country riding - with all the relative obstacles, challenges and body protection being duly warranted.…

Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Balance Control and Efficiency
Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Balance Control and Efficiency
Balance Control and Efficiency

Perfecting Stance and board position. Comfort and feeling at ease on your board is the basis for stability, control and efficient paddling. If you do not feel comfortable on your board, you'll find your body is always making minor adjustments and shifts in body position. This constant movement will not only be disrupting; you won't be able to paddle effectively…

Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Bumps, Curves and Rites of Passage - Part 1
Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Bumps, Curves and Rites of Passage - Part 1
Bumps, Curves and Rites of Passage - Part 1

An to Long Boards, Shortboards and Wave Riding SUP’s Venturing into the surf from flat-water paddling for the very first time, albeit exciting - can be both daunting and dangerous, for yourself as well as other water users. Especially if you have no idea what you are doing with no preliminary background understanding of waves, currents, tides and differing breaks.…