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 - Wing Foil Gybe Part 4 - Toe to Heel off the Foil
Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Wing Foil Gybe Part 4 - Toe to Heel off the Foil
Wing Foil Gybe Part 4 - Toe to Heel off the Foil

It is time to tackle the other gybe! Even if you haven’t mastered the foiling heel to toe gybe, getting yourself acquainted with the toe to heel winging off the foil gybe will give you a skill that you’ll call on more often than you’ll care to imagine. We all have a better side. You may be happy riding left...

Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Wing Foil Gybe Part 3 - Foiling Heel to Toe Gybe
Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Wing Foil Gybe Part 3 - Foiling Heel to Toe Gybe
Wing Foil Gybe Part 3 - Foiling Heel to Toe Gybe

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 - Vashistasana - Side Plank - Intermediate
Wing Foiling, SUP and 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,...

Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Wing Foil Gybe Part 5 - Foiling Toe to Heel Gybe
Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Wing Foil Gybe Part 5 - Foiling Toe to Heel Gybe
Wing Foil Gybe Part 5 - Foiling Toe to Heel Gybe

Just when you thought you could enjoy sitting on your laurels, the latest Tonic drops and you’ve been gifted yet another challenge. There is of course a carrot dangling here, as the toe to heel foiling gybe is another step towards staying up on the foil for longer, whilst also doubling as an extremely effective method of turning around. And...

Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Mandukasana - Frog Pose - Beginner
Wing Foiling, SUP and 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...

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