Wind foil step up day day 15 May 2022, for only € 69,-
Good news! On Sunday, May 15, 2022, we will again organize a wind foil step up day. Get to know this new way of windsurfing and experience what it’s like to fly almost 1 meter above the water.
Program Wind foil step up day
During this wind foil step up day you will get acquainted with wind foiling in clinics of 1.5 hours. After a short introduction, you will go up the water with the instructor and make your first flight meters guaranteed. You do these lessons on a wind foil and board of Windfoilen Nederland. We have top material from Starboard (board and wind foils). The costs are only € 69,- including the use of a wind foil board, wind foil and helmet.
We give wind foil instructions under the guidance of experienced and enthusiastic instructors. In small groups of a maximum of 5 participants you will receive professional instructions and you will get acquainted with wind foiling in a safe and good way. Sign up now for one of the wind foil clinicis! Pay attention to Full = Full!
Set up clinics wind foiling during step up days
Especially for the wind foil boarding day, we organize various wind foil clinics both in the morning and afternoon for which you can register.
Times wind foil clinics during wind foil step up day
- Clinic 1: start 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
- Clinic 2: start 13:00 to 14:30
- Clinic 3: start 15:00 to 16:30
- Extra Clinic: start 17:00 to 18:30
To be able to start right away, it is important that you already have your wetsuit on before the start of the clinic and that you have already rigged your sail. Consult with the instructor in advance what a suitable sail is for the clinic.
Rent rigging, suit and shoes
You follow the clinic with your own rigging! If you do not have suitable rigging, you can rent it from us for only € 21,-. You can also rent a suit and shoes for only € 7.50. Indicate this when booking the clinic, and we will reserve this for you.
Maximum number of people per group
In our groups, up to 5 people participate in the lessons at the same time. This allows us to give everyone enough attention to master the wind foiling.
If the wind expectation is between 10 and 20 knots, the clinics continue. If the wind expectation is less or more, we unfortunately have to cancel the clinics. We will let you know by e-mail the evening before the clinic (around 18:00) whether the clinics will take place.
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.
Set-up of the wind foil clinic:
- Start with explanations about the operation of wind foils
- You will be instructed about your posture during wind foiling and how you will fly
- Most of the lessons take place naturally on the water, where you learn;
- How to get your board up in the air as soon as possible
- How to keep stability during wind foiling
- How to make an emergency stop (very important to learn, flying is something very different than planning :))
We’ll give you the guarantee that you’re making the 1st flight meters on the wind foil. You can stick to that!
The group consists of up to 5 participants. The instructor goes up the water with you and guides you on the water. Wearing a helmet is mandatory during the clinics. The use of a helmet is included in the price.
Tip for rigging during lessons
On average, wind foiling makes you use a sail that is 1 m2 smaller than you’re used to on your surfboard. With wind force 4 you can already use a 6.5 m2 to get some great wind foils. In addition, learning to wind with a sail without cambers is the easiest. Please note this when you bring your own material for the wind foil step-up day.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you need to be able to windsurf?
Yes, being able to windsurf is necessary to be able to learn wind foiling. The basis of wind foiling is also windsurfing.
What is the minimum windsurfing level you need to have to learn wind foiling?
If you can do the following on a funboard, then your level is sufficient to learn wind foiling;
- Being able to windsurf on a funboard (without a daager)
- Being able to plan on a funboard
- Being able to stand in the front foot straps
- Be able to pump your shelf into plan
If you do not control the above parts or not sufficiently, then unfortunately we cannot guarantee that you will actually learn the wind foiling during the course. Starting with a private funboardsurfing lesson is then a good preparation for this course. Here, too, you can come to us for this. Ask about the possibilities.
I haven’t surfed for a long time, can I participate in a wind foil?
You don’t learn windsurfing, every windsurfer knows that. However, the ‘windsurfing condition’ and the ‘windsurfing feeling’ can sink a bit if you have not surfed for a long time. We have now noticed that it helps if you have recently (less than a 1/2 year) sailed on a funboard.
Our advice is therefore: If you have not surfed for a long time and you want to learn wind foiling, we advise you to first rent a (light weather) funboard a few times and ‘get back in’. With us you can also rent a funboard.
- With 2 sessions at most, you really have the windsurfing feeling to get back to it
- The wind foil lessons last up to 2 hours, make sure that condition is sufficient to maintain this, you do most on the arms
- In any case, when practicing, focus on getting into plan as quickly as possible and standing smoothly in the (front) foot strap.
If, as described above, you are well prepared for a wind foil lesson, then you have much more fun and you learn to wind foil much easier.
Are the wind foil clinics heavy and intensive?
Yes, experience shows that the students experience the clinics as very heavy and intensive. A good (windsurfing) condition is therefore of great importance to get the most out of your wind foil clinic. Also make sure you are well rested when you start the wind foil clinic.
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.