Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique

Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Gybing Off The Foil
Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Gybing Off The Foil
Gybing Off The Foil

We know that many of you are keen to move onto riding and pumping, but before racing off into the grand bleu in a flurry of youthful exuberance, we thought it both prudent and wise to have a look at turning around, and more specifically the heel to toe/switch off the foil. So yes, today is about woffing (winging off…

Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Eka Pada Urdhva Dhanurasana / One legged wheel pose
Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Eka Pada Urdhva Dhanurasana / One legged wheel pose
Eka Pada Urdhva Dhanurasana / One legged wheel pose

An advanced Yoga posture which requires back flexibility, strength and a lot of balance on a SUP! Set yourself up for bridge pose by lying on your back with bent knees with the handle positioned in the middle of your back. Placing your hands on either side of your head fingers facing your shoulders and your elbows pointing upwards. Lifting…

Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Dhanurasana / Bow pose
Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Dhanurasana / Bow pose
Dhanurasana / Bow pose

Bow pose can be done facing either the length of the board facing the nose or on the short edge as demonstrated. Lie on your stomach with your feet apart, bend your knees and hold onto your ankles or the top of your feet, which ever you can reach! Breathe in and lift your chest off the board and pull…

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Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Mandukasana - Frog Pose - Beginner
Wings Foils SUP 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…

Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Bumps, Curves and Rites of Passage - Part 2
Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Bumps, Curves and Rites of Passage - Part 2
Bumps, Curves and Rites of Passage - Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of our to Wave Riding! In part one Bryn James talked you through the fundamentals to learn before you hit the water. There is a lot of safety, awareness of other water users and many other factors to consider before you first get wet. If you've not read Part 1 yet CLICK HERE to get the…

Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Marichyasana / Sage Pose
Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Marichyasana / Sage Pose
Marichyasana / Sage Pose

This spinal twist is ideal for beginners new to SUP Yoga as it is low to gravity and there’s not much chance of falling off the board. Position yourself over the handle or center of the board bending one knee and aligning the foot with the hip. With the hand or fingertips on the board for support behind you, twist…

Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Vashistasana - Side Plank - Intermediate
Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Vashistasana - Side Plank - Intermediate
Vashistasana - Side Plank - Intermediate

A dynamic and challenging arm balance which builds strength, endurance and a very strong core! This pose aims to give you a sense of feeling long from the top of the head right down to the feet. Press into the heel of the hand, spreading the fingers widely to ensure a steady foundation. The sternum lifts, the hips are neutral,…

Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Utkatasana - Chair Pose - Intermediate
Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Utkatasana - Chair Pose - Intermediate
Utkatasana - Chair Pose - Intermediate

Great pose to strengthen the entire body and increase stamina. Feet should be placed hip distance apart either side of the handle on the centre of the board. Feet and knees are parallel and so are the arms. Make sure you don’t overarch the back by tucking the tailbone under and draw the ribs under. The best tip for increasing…

Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Sirsasana - Headstand - Advanced
Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Sirsasana - Headstand - Advanced
Sirsasana - Headstand - Advanced

For those who love a challenge and don’t mind getting wet! Not recommended for those who have head, neck and shoulder problems or those who have high blood pressure or are pregnant. This pose requires a lot of practice, good balance and strength. The key to nailing a SUP yoga headstand is to have a strong foundation, to take it…