Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Wing Foil Technique

Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - All in the Prep
Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - All in the Prep
All in the 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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Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - First Foiling Foot Switch, Heel to Toe
Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - First Foiling Foot Switch, Heel to Toe
First Foiling Foot Switch, Heel to Toe

As the title suggests, this is intended as your very first foiling foot change. We say this as there are a myriad of methods and possibilities, both simple and more advanced. However, we rate this technique and order as one of the simplest and most useful which will stand you in good stead. We’re assuming that you have already changed...

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Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Foiling Foot Switch, Toe to Heel
Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Foiling Foot Switch, Toe to Heel
Foiling Foot Switch, Toe to Heel

If you’ve been following this Wing Foil series, you’ve likely been through the heel-to-toe foot switch. Now, ladies and Gentlemen, it’s time for the other one! The Toe to Heel. This member of the family is equally useful. You can call on it any time you’re toeside to return to heelside. Whether after a gybe or tack, you’ll have the...

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Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Get Up on the Foil
Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Get Up on the Foil
Get Up on the Foil

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....

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Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Riding Toe Side
Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Riding Toe Side
Riding Toe Side

Riding Toe side is a key skill that will unlock a whole world of moves and possibilities. A good solid toe side will help you stay up on the foil, will improve your gybes, is essential for tacks and will come in handy for an absolute plethora of tricks. It’s a foundation, an essential part of your armoury. Whether you...

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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...

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Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Wing Foil Gybe Part 1 - Heel to Toe Gybe off the Foil
Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Wing Foil Gybe Part 1 - Heel to Toe Gybe off the Foil
Wing Foil Gybe Part 1 - Heel to Toe Gybe 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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Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Wing Foil Gybe Part 2 - Steering on the Foil
Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Wing Foil Gybe Part 2 - Steering on the Foil
Wing Foil Gybe Part 2 - 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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Ustrasana - Camel Pose - Advanced
Wing Foiling, SUP and 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...

Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Wing Foil Gybe Part 1 - Heel to Toe Gybe off the Foil
Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Wing Foil Gybe Part 1 - Heel to Toe Gybe off the Foil
Wing Foil Gybe Part 1 - Heel to Toe Gybe 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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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...

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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...

Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Riding Toe Side
Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Riding Toe Side
Riding Toe Side

Riding Toe side is a key skill that will unlock a whole world of moves and possibilities. A good solid toe side will help you stay up on the foil, will improve your gybes, is essential for tacks and will come in handy for an absolute plethora of tricks. It’s a foundation, an essential part of your armoury. Whether you...

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Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Ustrasana / Camel variation
Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Ustrasana / Camel variation
Ustrasana / Camel variation

A chest and back opening SUP Yoga pose require spine flexibility. With both knees on the board, hip width apart, lift one foot towards your glute and find your balance. Once you have found stability, raise the opposite arm, push the hips forward and start to lift the chest upwards. Don’t simply lean back; think more about opening the front...