Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Beginner Technique

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…

Beginner
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.…

Beginner
Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Bumps, Curves and Rites of Passage - Part 2
Wing Foiling, SUP and 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…

Beginner
Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Introduction to Board Selection
Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Introduction to Board Selection
Introduction to Board Selection

Given the ever, “exponentially expanding” variety of products available on the current market (the list seems to be growing, almost on a fortnightly basis) you'd be forgiven for being confused when it comes to choosing your first board. Disciplines range from yoga, long board vs. short board surfing, touring, flat water, open water race, downwinder, river, foil and group SUP…

Beginner

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Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Gybing Prep - Steering on the foil
Wing Foiling, SUP and 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…

Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Dandasana - Stick Pose - Beginner
Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Dandasana - Stick Pose - Beginner
Dandasana - Stick Pose - Beginner

This seated pose has low gravity therefore is stable on a Stand Up Paddelboard making it accessible to all levels. To achieve this pose, ensure you are seated directly over the handle in the middle of the board. Extend the legs out straight pushing through your heals engaging the quad muscles. Sit up straight with a long spine, extending the…

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…

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 - Utkatasana - Chair Pose - Intermediate
Wing Foiling, SUP and 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…

Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Marichyasana / Sage Pose
Wing Foiling, SUP and 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…