Introduction lesson wingfoiling
Get to know this spectacular form of surfing at Windfoilen Nederland
Introduction lesson wingfoilen – 2 hours for only € 89,-
During the wingfoil introduction lesson you will get acquainted with wingfoiling in a lesson of 2 hours. After a short introduction you will go on the water together with the instructor and experience how spectacular and fun wingfoiling is. You follow the clinics on wingfoil equipment from Windfoilen Nederland. We have the best equipment from Starboard (boards, wingfoils and wings). The costs are only € 89,- including the use of the material.
We give instructions under the guidance of experienced and enthusiastic instructors. In small groups of up to 4 participants you will receive professional instructions and you will get acquainted with wing foiling in a safe and good way. Of course, every participant has access to his own wingfoilset during the lessons. The use of the wingfoilset and a helmet is included in the price. In addition, a wetsuit can be rented. The introductory lesson is structured as follows;
We start with the explanation of the operation of the wing and the basic instructions for on the water
- Theory operation wing & pump technology
- Holding & being able to turn over wing
- Get on and stand up
- Maintaining balance
- Sailing away and steering
Handling with the wing
You hold the wing in a special way and the pressure also feels different than a windsurf sail or kite. On the beach we start learning to hold the wing
- Practice holding wing
- Powering and de-powering the wing
- Practice flipping wing
- Practicing pump movement with wing
Making speed on the water
Most of the lesson we practice on the water. On wingfoilboards of about 140 liters we learn to keep our balance and make speed.
- Get on and stand up
- Maintaining balance
- Sailing away and steering
- Making and steering sufficient speed
Dates introduction wingfoilen
During the season we organize an introductory wing foiling lesson every Saturday.
From 13 May to 8 July it is also possible to book an introductory lesson on Friday afternoon (starts at 4 pm).
The 5-day wingfoil courses can be followed on both Saturday and Sunday. Read all information about the 5-day wingfoil course here.
Up to 4 people per group
In our groups, up to 4 people participate in the lessons at the same time. This allows us to give everyone enough attention to get the best out of the wing foil lessons During the lessons, each participant will have with their own wingfoil gear to practice with.
What if there’s too little or too much wind?
The wind foil lessons continue when the wind forecast is between 8 and 24 knots. If the wind expectation is less or more, we cancel the lesson. We will let you know by e-mail the evening before the lesson (around 18:00) whether the lesson will take place. If the lesson does not take place, we will schedule a new lesson.
Next step: 5-day course after introductory lesson
If you are enthusiastic after the introduction lesson and want to fully master wing foiling, we offer 5-day wingfoil courses. The 5-day wingfoil course costs € 399,-. A read also takes 2 hours and the price includes the use of equipment and helmet.
In 2022, the 5-day wingfoil courses will start on the following dates. You follow the lessons on 5 consecutive Sundays.
- 1st 5-day course starts 10 April
- 2nd 5-day course starts 22 May
- 3rd 5-day course starts 3 July
- 4th 5-day course starts 11 Sept
Address lesson & rental location
Windfoilen Netherlands – Camp & Surf Lelystad
Markerstrekdam 2, 8242 NA (Hookipa Dijk) Lelystad, The Netherlands.
Tel: +31 6 19937879
There is sufficient parking space at this location.
Paying on location is easy with PIN. In our webshop you can pay safely in the most common ways.
Simply book the introduction lesson wingfoiling
Fill in the form and choose the date on which you want to take the wingfoil introduction lesson. And whether you want to rent a wetsuit.
After you have completed the booking form, you will receive a confirmation of your registration within 24 hours.
One day before the lesson you will receive an e-mail. If the lesson does not take place because of the wind, the lesson will continue for 1 week.
You pay for the introductory lesson at the location at the start of the course, preferably with PIN.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many lessons do I need?
Anyone can master wing foiling with a little practice. We do know from experience that people without windsurfing and /or wind foiling experience need more lessons to master it properly.
Skills that help to learn to wingfoil quickly are;
- Experience with windsurfing and/or wind foiling
- A good sense of balance
- Experience with sailing sports (wind feeling)
- Good condition
5-day course sufficient for most people
O.b.v. our experiences we know that 5 lessons is enough for most people to be able to wingfoil independently in a safe way. If you need more lessons, you can easily book them. The costs for an extra lesson are € 79,-. In addition, we also offer the possibility to book private lessons.
Do you have any doubts or have any questions? Call or email us.
Do you need to be able to windsurf to learn how to wingfoil?
Anyone can master wing foiling with a little practice. There is no need for windsurfing, foiling or kiting. We do see that people who can windsurf well and / or already have experience with wind foiling or kite foiling learn it (much) faster.
How old do you have to be to participate in the wing foil lessons?
Age doesn’t matter to us. We keep a lower limit of 10 years for ourselves. In addition, we expect that you will at least have your swimming certificate.
Is learning to wing foil hard and intensive?
Yes, experience shows that the students experience learning wing foiling as heavy and intensive. A good condition is therefore of great importance to be able to get the most out of your wingfoil lessons. Make sure you are well rested when you start the wingfoil lessons.
How can I best prepare for wing foiling?
Feeling of balance and having a good balance are the most important aspects to learn how to wingfoil. You can practice your sense of balance and balance very well in the following ways;
- A lot of windsurfing or standing on a SUP-board helps enormously
- Practicing on a balance board trains your sense of balance
Can I make up a lesson if I cannot make it on one of the course days?
If you are unable to attend on 1 of the course days, we will see together whether you can catch up on your lesson on another day (also possible on weekdays).
What happens to the lesson if there is too little or too much wind?
We plan a 6th reserve day for each 5-day course. This makes it possible to catch up on a lesson if the lesson has to be cancelled due to the weather.
Our lesson and rental location Camp & Surf Markermeer Hookipa Beach
Hookipa Beach Lelystad ideal for foiling
The location where we give our lessons and where you can rent foil equipment is ideal for wind foiling.
On the grounds of Camp & Surf Markermeer we would like to welcome you warmly. All facilities are available for a great day out.
Via a sandy beach of about 20 meters wide you can easily enter the Markermeer. At this location it is sufficiently deep everywhere for wing or wind foiling. In addition, we do not suffer from aquatic plants in the summer season.
Our address is: Markerstrekdam 2, 8242 NA (Hookipa Dijk) Lelystad.
Free parking & other facilities
There are plenty of places in front of the recreation area where you can park for free . There is plenty of space to rig. There are also sufficient sanitary facilities at the location
On the grounds of Camp & Surf Markermeer there are 55 camper spots to possibly spend the night. At Camp & Surf you can also rent SUPs or regular surfboards.
Within walking distance (about 10 min walk) is the largest Fashion outlet in the Netherlands; Bataviastad. This way there is enough to do for everyone.
Wingfoil introductions nice to give as a gift
Tip! Give 1 wingfoilles as a gift to someone. You can purchase a wingfoil gift voucher from us. The lucky one can then book the introduction lesson wingfoiling with us. Look here for more information about the gift voucher.