Wing Foiling Lessons

Are you ready to experience the thrill of wing foiling for yourself? California Waterman offers wing and foil lessons for every level of experience, from beginners who have never dipped a toe in the water to advanced wingers looking to improve their skills with professional instruction.

Embark on your wing foiling journey with our comprehensive wing foiling lessons at Lopez Lake in Central California. Our sessions cover everything from mastering the basics of controlling the wing to confidently navigating upwind in the windy waters at Lopez Lake.

Professional Instruction

We have over 20 years experience giving lessons. We provide a fun and safe learning experience with a professionally trained instructor. A lesson with a professional instructor is the safest and most efficient way to learn to wing foil. We starting wing foilng when it was first introduced in 2019! Lopez Lake has been a premier location for Windsurfing for over 40 years and it’s now one of the best places for wing foiling in the Central Coast.

We follow a structured lesson plan that can be tailored to meet your specific needs. We have identified specific skill levels to progress through as you learn. We utilize radio helmet for the best communication as well as electric foilboards to keep close contact with our students when on the water.

Level 1 – Wingsurfing Basics

Learn essential skills such as inflating, deflating, self-rescue techniques, and effective wing handling for steering, upwind riding, and cruising. Our expert instructor will guide you through each step, starting with on-land wing basics before progressing to hands-on experience with a stable board equipped with a center fin, ensuring you learn the art of staying upwind effectively.

Following the 1.5-hour lesson, you’ll emerge equipped with the skills to stay practice upwind riding independently. For those ready to continue their wing foiling adventure, we offer on site rentals rental at $75 per hour, providing access to the same dagger board and wing for further practice and exploration. This is only available after the lesson on the same day.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience the thrill of wing foiling in the stunning setting of Lopez Lake. Book your lesson today and discover the exhilaration of flying across the water.

  • Save time and frustration
  • Fast and effective training
  • Learn from the pros
  • Top of the line gear included
  • Wing
  • Board
  • Foil or Center Fin
  • Helmet
  • Life Vest
  • Radio Helmet
  • Leash

You can rent a wet suit for $10 or bring your own

We accept cash or check. For credit cards, there will be a +3% fee.

Level 2 – Learn the Art of Foiling with a Lift eFoil

Discovering how to hydrofoil unlocks a multitude of thrilling watersports, propelling you further along your path to becoming a seasoned waterman. Mastering foil skills seamlessly translates to an array of exhilarating activities, including wing foiling, kite foiling, prone foiling (where you paddle into waves with your arms, like surfing), stand-up paddle (SUP) foiling, tow foiling, windsurf foiling, and the pinnacle of foiling sports… downwind foiling.

Embarking on this journey is made effortless with the aid of a Lift eFoil and a professional instructor, particularly in the serene setting of Lopez Lake. Here, amidst tranquil waters and picturesque landscapes, you’ll find an ideal environment for honing your skills without the hindrance of changing tides, overcrowding, or fear of ocean creatures. Our expert instructor will guide you through every step, from familiarizing yourself with the electric foilboard’s operation to mastering balance and throttle control. As you gain confidence maneuvering the board and steering, we seamlessly transition to activating the foil, focusing initially on achieving straight and level flight before progressing into pitch control, yaw, and banking turns.

The thrill of eFoiling is unparalleled, offering a captivating sensation similar to flight itself. Yet, this experience is merely the beginning of your hydrofoil journey. With each graceful glide atop the water, you open doors to a myriad of foil sports and countless opportunities to revel in ideal water conditions. Much like soaring through the sky, navigating a hydrofoil evokes a sensation to floating on air above water, reminiscent of the stoke experienced on the best powder days of the snow season. Once mastered, it becomes a flow, giving your body freedom as it hovers effortlessly above the water’s surface. What are you waiting for?

Level 3 – Combine the Wing and Foil to Complete Your Training

Now that you’ve grasped the fundamentals of the wing and feel comfortable foiling, it’s time to elevate your skills to the world of wing foiling. This next phase of your journey entails refining your ability to position your body and activate the foil effectively. Our focus will be on perfecting body positioning and honing your mastery of wing control to harness maximum wind power and translate it into board speed, facilitating your ascent onto the foil.

Throughout this process, we’ll provide invaluable support, utilizing radio helmets for clear communication, and ensuring that an instructor remains in close proximity on an electric foilboard, ready to offer guidance should you require assistance with board positioning or navigating upwind. With our expert guidance and comprehensive equipment, you’ll swiftly progress from novice to and independent wing foiler. Our objective is to empower you to become a self-reliant wing foiler capable of independently setting up your gear, executing self-rescue maneuvers as needed, mastering upwind navigation, and initiating flight on foil.

 Without Equipment Purchase
Level 1: Wingsurfing Basics1.5 hours $225
Level 2: Learn the Art of Foiling with a Lift eFoil2 hours $300
Level 3: Combine the Wing and Foil to Complete Your Training2 hours $300 

Wing Surfing/Foiling Lessons are offered:

Monday – Friday @ 1pm

Lopez Wing Season on the Central Coast is roughly March – September with June – August the prime months

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**24 Hour Cancellation Policy – A $50 Non-Refundable deposit required to reserve lesson.
If the lesson is cancelled due to bad weather the deposit is FULLY refunded**