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Wingfoiling in Miami 

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Wingfoil Downwinder in Miami

What is Wing Foiling ? 


Wing Foiling or Wing Surfing is a fairly new sport and it combines sailing knowledge with foiling ( board) skills. Unlike the e-foil which uses an electric motor to propel the board, in this case the rider creates the speed by harnessing the wind by means of using his "sail" or wing , generating enough momentum to create lift and bring his board out of the water . 

How difficult is wing foiling ? 

Like any sport, there's a learning curve to wing foiling . It is more physically challenging than e-foiling but in our opinion, easier to learn than kiting.

We teach students of all ages and the success rate is high. Most of our students come from no wind sports backgrounds (no previous sailing experience). 

How long are the lessons? 

Our classes are 2 hours long. You can choose to do more ( 3 hours) but we encourage our students to book 2 hour segments. Lesson packages are offered online. All classes are private ( you and your instructor) unless you'd like to share your session with a friend. 

Does the E-foil lesson help with the Wing progression? 


We have a higher rate of success with students who have had  previous experience foiling first. The e-foil will aid with the board skills . The foundation of foiling is the same and the information transfers to wing foil board . 

What equipment does the school use? 

We teach on Cabrinha wings , boards and foils.

Our school offers beginner - advanced level riding and gear . We will start you on a beginner friendly board with enough volume and introduce our students to more advanced gear as they progress. We also provide our students with life vests and helmets. We highly encourage you bring your own wetsuit , shoes and whatever will keep you comfortable during your 2 hours on the water. 

What is needed to book a lesson? 

We need a decent forecast to teach wing foiling lessons as well as adequate wind direction. If you book your lesson online and the wind isn't ideal , we'll make sure to call you and reschedule it for a more suitable day. We are open 7 days a week and teach according to the weather. 

How can I plan or book  ahead ?

We rely on wind forecast apps to schedule our bookings. Some of our favorite apps are WindGuru, IKitesurf or Windfinder. Make sure to set the location to Miami so that you are getting our local forecast. 

Once I learn, where can I buy the gear ? 

At Adventure Sports Miami our  local partners . They carry a wide stock of boards, wings and foils as well as all the gear you'll need such as life vests, water shoes, helmets and a wetsuit. They offer 3 convenient locations and you'll immediately receive a discount for being a loyal customer of ours. 


What is the difference between  " Beach Start "
and a
" Boat Downwinder"
Lesson ?  

So you're ready to book a Wingfoil lesson and you don't know which package is best suited or how to proceed? 

Here's a brief description and comparison between the Wing Foil Beach Start and the Boat Wing Downwinder . 

Wingfoiling Beach Start  : In this course you'll meet your instructor at a beach location determined by wind direction. We will rely on the wind forecast of the week/ day in order to determine which location is best suited given the wind wind direction and communicate with the student. Some of our most popular choices are within Key Biscayne and Matheson Hammock Park . Here the student will be paired with the instructor and walk side by side with their gear towards deeper water ( away from the sandbar or beach)  . As the student makes its way downwind ( pushed by wind direction) towards shallow water, he/she will then walk back upwind towards deeper water again. This process will repeat itself over and over again, until the student learns how stay upwind .

Wingfoil Boat Downwinder : In this course the student meets the instructor at our main location in Coconut Grove. The wind direction is less of a factor since we can easily move around and locate the wind by boat. The studentt will be coached from the boat via radio helmet and he/she will spend the majority of their lesson on the board making its way downwind while followed by the boat and your personal coach. No walking necessary .


In addition to our main foiling school location in Coconut Grove, we also have a kiteboarding school located in Coral Gables and retail shops ( Adventure Sports Miami) in Doral, Fort Lauderdale and Jupiter. 

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