Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Advanced Technique

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....

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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....

Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Tack Off The Foil
Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Tack Off The Foil
Tack Off The Foil

Today’s the day, Ladies and Gents! Your first foray into the world of tacking. If you’re unsure what a tack is, think of it as changing direction 180 by steering up into and through the wind. It’s the opposite of the gybe. The tack has a few advantages over the gybe: if you’re trying to make ground upwind, you won’t...

Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Purvottanasana / Upward plank pose
Wing Foiling, SUP and 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...

Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Duck Gybe
Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Duck Gybe
Duck Gybe

The Duck Gybe is a personal favourite. Not only does it feel fabulous and look amazing, but it’s also pretty functional! Due to the movement of the wing, you’re far less likely to get backwinded by your induced wind when it’s light, and the wing’s movement gets the power back on sharpish. What’s more, if you’re happily gybing, meaning that...

Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Eka Pada Rajakapotasana - Mermaid Pose - Advanced
Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Eka Pada Rajakapotasana - Mermaid Pose - Advanced
Eka Pada Rajakapotasana - Mermaid Pose - Advanced

Unleash your inner mermaid with this beautiful mermaid pose. This more advanced pose, is for Yogis who like a challenge. From pigeon pose, bend the back knee and cradle the toes into the crease of the elbow. Making sure you are positioned in the middle of the board with the bottom foot pushing down firmly and ground the hip onto the...

Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Hanumanasana/ Splits pose
Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Hanumanasana/ Splits pose
Hanumanasana/ Splits pose

This is well and truly an advanced Yoga posture, so don’t attempt this if you have tight hamstrings, hips or any injury to the pelvis, knees or ankles. Begin in a low lunge with the right leg forward making sure you are central over the handle/middle of the board. Pressing the palms into the board, slide the right foot forward...