Learn to | guaranteed wingfoiling 5 lessons – € 399,-
We give wingfoil courses under the guidance of experienced and enthusiastic instructors. In small groups of up to 4 participants, you will receive expert instruction and learn wingfoiling in 5 lessons! We are using the best equipment from Starboard (board and wingfoils) with Airush and Ensis Wings and Wingfoils. The lessons last 2 hours. During the lesson, the instructor goes on the water to give instructions.
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 5-day wingfoil course is structured as follows;
During the 1st day you will learn to stand stable on the board and learn how to hold the wing to make speed.
- Theory operation wing & pump technology
- Holding & being able to turn over wing
- Get on and stand up
- Maintaining balance
- Sailing away and steering
Lesson 2 is all about making speed, further improving handling, stability and practicing turning.
- Getting maximum speed out of the wing
- Practice pumping
- Turning (switching and hijacking)
- Stability at higher speeds
- Practicing pump movement with wing
Ready for take off? During the lesson, the emphasis is on making enough speed to actually get ‘on the foil’.
- Theory of how to stay up and stable in the air
- Making enough speed
- Practice getting up
- Finding stability in the air
- Further practice with effective pumping
During this lesson, the focus is on being able to stay stable in the air and you will learn how to keep control and you learn to anticipate.
- Theory of steering and controlling height/lift
- Practice with stable wingfoiling
- Further optimize take-off
- Practice checking the height
- Steering movements with feet
Now that you can wingfoil sufficiently stable, we are going to emphasize agility. Being able to steer, carve and the transition (turning)
- Theory transition
- Practice wingfoiling
- Slaloms to train agility
- Practice with switch stance wingfoiling
- Deployment of first hostage
Start dates 5-day wingfoil courses
In 2022, wingfoil courses will start on the next dates. You follow the lessons on 5 consecutive Saturdays or Sundays.
5-day Wingfoil courses on Saturdays
- Start 9 April (9/4, 16/4, 23/4, 30/4, 7/5 and 14/5 reserve)
- Start 21 May (21/5, 28/5, 4/6, 11/6, 18/5 and 27/6 reserve)
- Start 2 July (2/7, 18/7, 16/7, 23/7, 30/7 and 6/8 reserve)
- Start 10 Sept (10/9, 17/9, 25/9, 1/10, 8/10 and 17/10 reserve)
5-day Wingfoil courses Friday afternoon and summer
- Start 13 May (13/5, 20/5, 27/5, 3/6, 10/6, 17/6 reserve)
- Evening classes possible on request
5-day Wingfoil courses on Sundays
- Start 10 April (10/4, 17/4, 24/4, 1/5, 8/5 and 15/5 reserve)
- Start 22 May (22/5, 29/5, 5/6, 12/6, 19/5 and 26/6 reserve)
- Start 3 July (3/7, 19/7, 17/7, 24/7, 31/7 and 7/8 reserve)
- Start 11 Sept (11/9, 18/9, 25/9, 2/10, 9/10 and 16/10 reserve)
- Morning course: start 11.00 am
- Afternoon course: start 14:00
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.
Extra lessons needed
Most participants only need 5 lessons. If you want to follow more lessons after the 5 lessons, you can of course. An extra lesson costs € 79,- (lesson duration 2 hours and including material) and you can easily book after the last lesson or you send us an email and we will schedule the extra lesson(s) with you.
Overview costs 5-day Wingfoil course & options
|Items||Price for 5 – day|
|– Costs 5-day Wingfoil course||€ 399,- p.p.|
|– Rent wetsuit 5 course days (option)||€ 50,- p.p.|
|– Extra lesson (after 5-day wingfoil course (option)||€ 79,- per lesson p.p.|
|– Surrender any damage 5 course days (option)||€ 50,- p.p.|
First, take a wingfoil introdutieles
Do you have no ‘board’ experience at all or do you want to get acquainted with wingfoiling first? Then first book a separate introduction lesson. A single introduction lesson costs € 89,-. Click here for more information and books of an introductory lesson.
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 5-day wingfoil course
Fill in the booking form and choose the date you want to start. 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 5-day course 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 course fun 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 wingfoilles with us himself. Look here for more information about the gift voucher.