Introduction lesson wingfoiling – 1,5 hours for only € 92,-
During the wingfoil introduction lesson you will get acquainted with wingfoiling in a lesson of 1.5 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 top material from Starboard, AK and F4 Foils. The costs are only € 92,- 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 wingfoil set during the lessons. The use of the wingfoilset and a helmet is included in the price. In addition, a wetsuit can be rented. The introduction 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 Wingfoil introduction lesson
- Saturday 18 May ’24
- Saturday 8 June ’24
- Saturday 29 June ’24
- Saturday 21 September ’24
- Private lessons are always possible
Lesson times Wingfoil introduction lesson
Clinics will be given on the 3 different lesson dates at the following times:
- Clinic 1:10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
- Clinic 2: 12:30 PM – 14:00 PM
- Clinic 3: 15:00 PM – 16:30 PM
Costs participation wingfoil introduction lesson & rent
|Item||Cost per lesson|
|Introduction lesson wingfoiling (incl wingfoilboard, foil, wing and helmet)||€ 92,-|
|Rent wetsuit*||€ 9,-|
|Rent surf shoes* / life jacket*||US€5.0|
|* If you do not have this yourself|
Frequently asked questions learning wingfoiling
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
An average of 5 lessons needed
Based on our experiences, we know that 5 lessons is sufficient for most people to be able to wingfoil independently in a safe way. After the introduction lesson we offer private lessons of 2 hours to master wingfoiling quickly and well. Here you will find more information about the private lessons wingfoiling.
Do you have any doubts or have any questions? Call or email us.
Do you need to be able to windsurf to learn wingfoiling?
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 wingfoil 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 wingfoiling heavy 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 wingfoilles. Make sure you are well rested when you start the wingfoilles.
How can I best prepare for wingfoiling?
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
What happens to the lesson if there is too little or too much wind?
The wingfoil lessons continue when the wind forecast is between 10 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 postpone the lesson to the next date.
What is the maximum group size?
In our groups, up to 4 people participate in the lessons at the same time. This allows us to give everyone enough attention to be able to practice wingfoiling properly. The instructor goes up the water with you and guides you on the water. Everyone gets their own set to practice with during the lesson.
Simply book the introduction to 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, your lesson will continue to the next scheduled date.
You pay for the introductory lesson at the location at the start of the course, preferably with PIN.
Our teaching and testing locations
Windfoilen Nederland uses 2 locations where the lessons are given and where wind foil and wingfoil material can be tested by appointment. The location where the lesson or test appointment takes place is determined based on the wind forecast and wind direction.
Location Gooimeer Almere Haven
Our ‘home base’ spot. With the most wind conditions and wind directions, the activities take place in Almere on the Gooimeer.
The water is deep enough everywhere to foil safely. Via a sandy beach you can easily get on the water.
You can also use the changing room and showers of the windsurfing club. There is enough space to park (for free).
Address: Gooimeer Almere Haven: Gooimeerdijk West, Surfstrand Haven 2, 1353 CT Almere Haven.
Location Hoekipadijk Markermeer Lelystad
This location in Lelystad is an ideal location where especially north to northeast wind directions can be foiled. 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.
At this location there is plenty of (free) parking space.
Address: Hoekipadijk is: Markerstrekdam 2, 8242 NA Lelystad.