Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique

Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - How to Gybe on the Foil, Heel to Toe
Wings Foils SUP 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…

Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Gybing Prep - Steering on the foil
Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Gybing Prep - Steering on the foil
Gybing Prep - Steering on the foil

We said it in our first Wing Foil technique, and it holds true through every stage, you’ve got to put in the preparation work. Everything needs care, love and attention and your future foiling gybe is no different. As such this issue is all about the second stage of your foiling gybe prep, nurturing it towards reality by steering on…

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…

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Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Ustrasana - Camel Pose - Advanced
Wings Foils SUP 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…

Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Purvottanasana / Upward plank pose
Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Purvottanasana / Upward plank pose
Purvottanasana / Upward plank pose

This is a great SUP Yoga pose for tight shoulders and chest and to build core muscles. Initially try it on the long else of the board facing the nose and for an added challenge try it on the short edge. Begin seated with your legs extended out in front of you. Place your hands behind you with fingertips pointing…

Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - An introduction to River SUP
Wings Foils SUP 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.…

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 - Get up on the foil - Part 1: Using The Wind
Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Get up on the foil - Part 1: Using The Wind
Get up on the foil - Part 1: Using The Wind

If you’re reading this, we hope that you’ve already had a chance to watch our Wing Foil #1 All in the Prep video on the Tonic Mag channel. This issue we’re going to get up on the foil. We’re looking to have enough wind, so that getting up on the foil is doable without pumping the wing or the board.…

Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Gybing Prep - Steering on the foil
Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Gybing Prep - Steering on the foil
Gybing Prep - Steering on the foil

We said it in our first Wing Foil technique, and it holds true through every stage, you’ve got to put in the preparation work. Everything needs care, love and attention and your future foiling gybe is no different. As such this issue is all about the second stage of your foiling gybe prep, nurturing it towards reality by steering on…