Wings Foils SUP Surf Wing Foil Technique

Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Get up on the foil - Part 1: Using The Wind
Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Get up on the foil - Part 1: Using The Wind
Get up on the foil - Part 1: Using The Wind

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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Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Gybing Off The Foil
Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Gybing Off The Foil
Gybing 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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Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Gybing Prep - Steering on the foil
Wings Foils SUP 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…

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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 - Ustrasana - Camel Pose - Advanced
Wings Foils SUP 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…

Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Phalakasana - Plank Pose - Beginner
Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Phalakasana - Plank Pose - Beginner
Phalakasana - Plank Pose - Beginner

This is a good pose for beginners as it is low to gravity and a relatively stable SUP Yoga pose. It’s perfect for building shoulder, arm and core strength. For those still building up strength, try a modified version by dropping your knees on the board for more support. In either version, it’s important to have a long spine, to…

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 - 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…

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 - 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.…