wing SUP surf

Wing SUP Surf lessons and Wing foiling are the latest in watersports to bring lightwind performance and a buzz to those in between days.

What wing sup surf lessons do we offer

Our wing sup lessons are a great introduction to this growing sport known as wing foiling.

Foiling has been growing over the years and when wing foiling came along it opened the doors to light wind sailing. Fitting between windsurfing and paddleboarding, you can get up and going in around 10 knots of wind and enjoy even more water time with a real buzz.

Get into the new sport of Winging.  This 2.5 hour Taster session will give you the basics of learning to use the Wing on beginner boards in non planing conditions.


It is useful if you have some sort of wind sport experience, whereby you understand wind/directions/speed/environment.

On the land we cover:

  • Setup of kit
  • Land based control
  • Self rescue

On the water we cover:

  • Mounting the board and retrieving the wing
  • Upwind and downwind sailing
  • Gybing


2.5 hours

Min-max group size

1 person



Get into the new sport of Winging.  This 4 hour Taster session will give you the basics of learning to use the Wing on either a SUP or beginners windsurf board in non planing conditions.

Within the extended time we have available, we’ll be able to spend more time on the water after the theory section.

On the land we cover:

  • Setup of kit
  • Wind awareness and theory
  • Land based control
  • Self rescue

On the water, we cover:

  • Mounting the board and retrieving the wing
  • Upwind and downwind sailing
  • Gybing and tacking


4 hours

Min-max group size

1 person



How do our wing sup surf lessons work

Wing sup lessons get you started!

It is important to understand the fundamentals, of any windsport, so you can progress quickly, which is why we’ve developed our 2 programs.

  • 2.5 hour wind sup taster session is aimed at those who have some windsport experience, especially windsurfing or kiting.
  • 4 hour wind sup lesson is for those with no windsport experience, so we go into more detail about understanding wind and this environment.

All of our sessions run in flat water with winds from 8 knots upwards.

What kit do we use

We’ve tried many types of boards to give the best experience and landed on our windsurf boards that are stable and have great upwind capabilities.

This means you can focus on the wing and new ideas, over trying to balance, which really improves the learning speed.

We also use the BBTalkin intercoms to chat with you, as the wind can make it difficult to shout instructions once on the water. This is a headset attached to a helmet, so you have nothing more to do other  than listen and reply.

Where do we wing sup

Surfs SUP Watersports is based in Bracklesham, with our mobile facility working in Chichester Harbour, Poole, Pagham, East Wittering and Hayling Island.

Many of our wing sup lessons are run in Chichester Harbour, which offers flat water and clean wind, affording us a safe environment.

wing sup lessons in chichester harbour, west sussex

Some quick tips and homework for you

  • You need to be able to switch from goofy to regular foot on your board, so if you’re already paddleboarding try doing a jump stance from one side to another.
  • Try to learn the basics of wind/direction and effects of wind.
  • If you’re going to buy a wing just to practice with on a sup for a while, buy something between 4 and 5 metres in size. And don’t forget to get some drift stopper fins, to stop your board drifting sideways.
  • It is easier to sup wing in 7+ knots of wind. Any less than that and your board just slips sideways more than going forwards.
  • Don’t rush out and buy a starter kit just yet. It’s expensive, so get some practice on a sup first with just a wing.

General information

Calendar booking online
  • Our calendar shows slots available. Due to tidal/wind/weather differences, we may change start times and will advise all attendees accordingly prior to the event date.
What to bring
  • A towel and some warm clothing, even in the summer, is recommended.
  • Asthma spray or epi pen if you use them. Please read the rules regards this.
  • Light food and drink for after the session.
Kit supplied
  • All equipment and tuition are included, but it is preferable if you have a wetsuit of your own and booties. Buoyancy aids are supplied unless you have your own.
  • Wetsuits must be prebooked.
  • Arrive 20 minutes before your time slot.
  • Upon arrival, we need you to complete a registration form, get kitted out after which time we will deliver a safety briefing.
  • Please do not bring any valuable items.
  • You must manage any meds and make us aware pre-joining the session.
  • Sessions can be weather dependent and may be rescheduled if conditions are not suitable, especially open water and surf.
  • Your session starts at the agreed lesson time advertised and cannot be offset or delayed on the day.

Trip advisor reviews

    star rating  Ian was very relaxed and friendly - I made a last minute change to the lesson timing which he was happy to accommodate. As for the lesson... read more

    Leanne H
    October 1, 2021

    star rating  What a fun afternoon - totally got the bug! Ian was a great coach and made the whole session so much fun. We were standing up in no... read more

    Ally A
    August 29, 2021

    star rating  Had a fabulous afternoon SUP up the Chichester canal. Ian was a great tutor, had us in the water within 5 minutes. Showed us what we needed to... read more

    August 27, 2021

    star rating  Thanks to you for your time on 18 July 2021. Our family of 4 had a great time. From the get go, you determined experiences leveles and... read more

    August 2, 2021

Are Wing SUP Surf lessons or Wing Surfing for you?

Wing SUP or Wing Surfing is so much fun and opens up a whole new world of windsports.

We start everyone off on a sup  or windsurf board with a wing, so we can train you to use the wing itself.

Being able to handle the wind and knowing where you are and your ability to get home is critical to being safe, so this is a big thing that we promote.

Our wing sup lessons take you step by step through the learning curve from land based to water based activities.