So, what do you need to get started?
First, you need the right equipment. You can check out what we have in stock here.
Once you have your equipment you are ready to learn! First and most important to remember when learning is safety.
Wear a helmet, always. A buoyancy vest or impact vest is also a good idea. As always, be aware of your surroundings and other people that may be kiting or surfing in the water around you.
1. Start in light wind, 10-15kts, at a beach location where the wind is cross-onshore and deep enough to clear the length of the foil.
2. Introduce foiling to your normal kite sessions, mixing it in and committing to one hour of foiling each session.
3. Keep your front foot in the strap, the rear strap in the beginning isn’t as crucial. Bar out, kite up high and pull bar in as kite slowly passes 12 o’clock to lift you up onto the board.
4. Ride the board flat on the water, like a surf board but with less heel edge pressure. Do this lots, up and down wind. Get a feel of the foil and how it controls the board, how your back foot position effects the lift. This may take 2- 4 sessions.
After you have done these steps, you can gradually start including more advanced movements like turning around and riding downwind.
Most important to remember is to go slow and take your time while learning. It is not an easy process and it will not happen your first try.
Other than that, enjoy your new found sport and learn to fly!