Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Wing Foil Technique

Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Get up on the foil - Part 1: Using The Wind
Wing Foiling, SUP and 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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Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Gybing Off The Foil
Wing Foiling, SUP and 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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Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Gybing Prep - Steering on the foil
Wing Foiling, SUP and 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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Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - How to Gybe on the Foil, Heel to Toe
Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - How to Gybe on the Foil, Heel to Toe
How to Gybe on the Foil, Heel to Toe

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 - Pre-foiling Prep
Wing Foiling, SUP and 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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Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Toe to Heel Gybe Off the Foil
Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Toe to Heel Gybe Off the Foil
Toe to Heel Gybe 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 - Dandasana - Stick Pose - Beginner
Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Dandasana - Stick Pose - Beginner
Dandasana - Stick Pose - Beginner

This seated pose has low gravity therefore is stable on a Stand Up Paddelboard making it accessible to all levels. To achieve this pose, ensure you are seated directly over the handle in the middle of the board. Extend the legs out straight pushing through your heals engaging the quad muscles. Sit up straight with a long spine, extending the…

Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Trikonasana / Triangle Pose
Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Trikonasana / Triangle Pose
Trikonasana / Triangle Pose

Standing Yoga poses on a Paddleboard are always more challenging because of the body’s gravity pull towards the water and the unstable surface of the board. Start by positioning the front foot with the toes facing the nose of the board and the back foot at 90 degrees. Feet are equal distance each side of the handle or center of…

Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Hanumanasana/ Splits pose
Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Hanumanasana/ Splits pose
Hanumanasana/ Splits pose

This is well and truly an advanced Yoga posture, so don’t attempt this if you have tight hamstrings, hips or any injury to the pelvis, knees or ankles. Begin in a low lunge with the right leg forward making sure you are central over the handle/middle of the board. Pressing the palms into the board, slide the right foot forward…

Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Marichyasana / Sage Pose
Wing Foiling, SUP and 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…

Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Matsyasana - Fish Pose - Intermediate
Wing Foiling, SUP and 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…

Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Sirsasana - Headstand - Advanced
Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Technique - Sirsasana - Headstand - Advanced
Sirsasana - Headstand - Advanced

For those who love a challenge and don’t mind getting wet! Not recommended for those who have head, neck and shoulder problems or those who have high blood pressure or are pregnant. This pose requires a lot of practice, good balance and strength. The key to nailing a SUP yoga headstand is to have a strong foundation, to take it…