Collection: What's Wing Foiling?

What is wing foiling?

Winging, wing surfing, wing foiling is a cross over sensation and the newest watersport with a toe in most of our other sports.

Winging is a combination of windsurfing, kitesurfing and foiling, where the rider uses a wing with an inflated leading edge to power them along. Unlike windsurfing, the wing isn’t attached to the board, but controlled by your hands whilst standing on the board.

Wing foiling requires a specifically designed wing foil board which has a hydrofoil attached.


What is the difference between wing surfing and wing foiling?

Wing surfing is the initial introduction to the sport of winging, without a hydrofoil attached to the bottom of the board. Generally taught using a stand up paddle board or large windsurfing board combined with a wing to create momentum and power the rider along. Great for all ages and abilities and no previous watersports experience necessary. Wing Surfing is quick and easy to learn and a great introduction to the sport, generally taking you a day to be up and riding around.

Wing foiling is where the excitement takes place and once hooked taking those first foiling flights and experiencing the sensation of hovering over the water is like nothing else you have experienced.  Progressing onto wing foiling requires a specifically designed board with a hydrofoil attached, along with a wing.


Where can I learn to wing surf and wing foil?

You can learn to wing surf and wing foil, as well as progress your winging skills with the OTC - The Official Test Centre Ltd (OTC)

The best advice is to invest and take a few lessons before buying your own wing foiling equipment. With our watersports centre next door ‘The Official Test Centre Ltd (OTC)’, is the perfect training centre to learn to wing foil, as well as progress your skills.

OTC Watersports is a location that has it all, making watersports accessible for everyone. A perfect flat water location, in Portland Harbour, boasting some of the best wind statistics of the south coast of England. Catering for all abilities, from the complete beginner to more advanced riders, our operating area is accessible in all wind directions and tide states.

The Official Test Centre, WPNSA, Osprey Quay, Portland, Dorset, DT5 1SA

Call the OTC team on: 01305 230530 or 07817 717904

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OPEN ALL WEEK: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Here at Surf Doctor we are able to offer a unique opportunity to test and compare the latest kit on the market before you decided which is right for you. Having learnt to wing foil and progressed your skills, you can invest in you wing foiling equipment choices with confidence, with our team here to assist and ensure you make the right choices.