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 - 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 - Eka Pada Urdhva Dhanurasana / One legged wheel pose
Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Eka Pada Urdhva Dhanurasana / One legged wheel pose
Eka Pada Urdhva Dhanurasana / One legged wheel pose

An advanced Yoga posture which requires back flexibility, strength and a lot of balance on a SUP! Set yourself up for bridge pose by lying on your back with bent knees with the handle positioned in the middle of your back. Placing your hands on either side of your head fingers facing your shoulders and your elbows pointing upwards. Lifting…

Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Utkatasana - Chair Pose - Intermediate
Wings Foils SUP 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…

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 - 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…

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…

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.…