Wings Foils SUP Surf Beginner Technique

Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Balance Control and Efficiency
Wings Foils SUP 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
Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Bumps, Curves and Rites of Passage - Part 1
Wings Foils SUP 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.…

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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…

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Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Introduction to Board Selection
Wings Foils SUP 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…

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Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Pre-foiling Prep
Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Pre-foiling Prep
Pre-foiling Prep

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’re most likely aware that recently there have been a few well-off gents flying up to the edge of space, dressed as Thunderbirds, who have then returned to earth with big grins to pop corks and shower their teams in Champagne. Your Wing foiling journey will have many similarities. You aim to leave…

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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 - 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 - Matsyasana - Fish Pose - Intermediate
Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Matsyasana - Fish Pose - Intermediate
Matsyasana - Fish Pose - Intermediate

This pose opens the back, shoulders and chest. Make sure you position the lower back over the handle so you are central on the board. The modified version of this pose is with the knees bent and feet firmly on the board hip distance apart. The arms are bent at 90 degrees with the forearm is flat on the board…

Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Dandayamana Bharmanasana / Balancing Table pose
Wings Foils SUP 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…

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 - Dandayamana Bharmanasana / Balancing Table pose Variation
Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Dandayamana Bharmanasana / Balancing Table pose Variation
Dandayamana Bharmanasana / Balancing Table pose Variation

Begin in balancing table pose placing yourself over the centre of the board facing the nose. Next bend the back leg holding onto the ankle or top of the foot. Try and gain some lift with the back leg by pushing the foot into the hand. Watching out for loss of balance so keep breathing and focus on your front…