wing sup foiling lessons

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

Lessons are now running for 2022

Group pp (min 2): £80.00

Private: £150.00

What Wing SUP / Surf / Foil 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.

1 hour land based

For many of you, the idea of a lesson is to get straight out there and cracking on, but this can leave huge gaps in your understanding, so we’ve devised this session to help tie things together.

The session is NOT a requirement for our wind related water sports sessions, but it will give you a greater understanding of the environment and fundamentals, including:

  • Wind strengths
  • Water state
  • Reading weather maps
  • Assessing conditions (risk)
  • The environment

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.

Prerequisites:

It is useful if you have some sort of wind sport experience, whereby you understand wind/directions/speed/environment. If you don’t have this experience we do have the – Pre Course – option which will massively help you to get the most from your on-water time and ongoing development.

On the land we cover:

  • Setup of kit
  • Land based control
  • Safety and awareness
  • Self rescue
 

On the water we cover:

  • Mounting the board and retrieving the wing
  • Upwind and downwind sailing
  • Returning to base
  • Gybing (turning around)

For one to one and 2 person groups, we use audio headsets to help communication. We also use small wings and centreboards to aid in light wind control, so you can focus on the experience.
wing sup lessons in chichester harbour, west sussex
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 and Foil

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.

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.
Itinerary
  • 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.
Rules
  • 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.

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July 1, 2022

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June 28, 2022

star rating  A most reassuring intro lesson from Ian, who covered the very basics and more advance techniques as we progressed through the lesson.

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June 28, 2022

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