North Beach Goes Northeast

How did we end up 1,300 miles away from sunny St. Pete teaching a wing clinic in Rhode Island?   As the newest toy on the beach, wing foiling has been growing like crazy and lots of people are giving it a go without having a local instructor. The crew in Rhode Island had beenContinue reading “North Beach Goes Northeast”

What is a Beginner Wing Foil Lesson Like?

A beginner wing foil lesson is all about learning the basics. A majority of the lesson is about getting comfortable with the maneuvering of the wing. The lesson consists of going over wing handling on the beach, then it is your turn to get on the water. At the end of the lesson you willContinue reading “What is a Beginner Wing Foil Lesson Like?”

Chinook: Windsurfing Hardware Made in the USA

When you pull up in front of the Chinook factory-warehouse in Cascade Locks, Oregon it is hard to believe that this is the source of the rock-solid windsurfing components we have all been using for decades. An unassuming building in an industrial park near the banks of the Columbia River, most passerby’s would never guessContinue reading “Chinook: Windsurfing Hardware Made in the USA”

Windsurf Foiling in St. Petersburg

By now you’ve seen the pictures and videos, maybe there is even someone at your local sailing spot who has one. Foils are the trendy new thing on the windsurfing scene…but is it going to last, or is it just a fad? We believe that foils are the future of windsurfing (and other water sportsContinue reading “Windsurf Foiling in St. Petersburg”

Starboard Foils E-Type & S-Type

When wing foiling choosing the proper wing makes all the difference. When choosing between the E and S-type wing sets here are a few key things about each of them. The E-type: the E is for efficient, it is fast, has maximum glide speed and is efficient with pumping and flying. The S-type: S isContinue reading “Starboard Foils E-Type & S-Type”

Review: 2021 Quatro Wing Drifter Wing Board

Thinking about getting the 2021 Quatro Wing Drifter Pro Foil Board V1.2? We have tested it out so you don’t have to! Overall, we have found that the different foot strap feature is excellent for riding both regular or switch stance. On the original Quatro Wing Drifter Pro Foil Board 2021 there is only oneContinue reading “Review: 2021 Quatro Wing Drifter Wing Board”

What The Foil #3: Front Wings

This week is all about getting high.  Let’s talk about front wings and how they provide lift to get you flying.  Front wings come in all different sizes, shapes and profiles which change the foils performance or application. Changing your front wing is one of the easiest ways to completely change the way your foilContinue reading “What The Foil #3: Front Wings”

What The Foil #2: Parts of a Hydrofoil

This week we’re covering the basic parts of a hydrofoil. Each piece has a very specific function, and subtle changes of these components can greatly affect the foils performance or application. Foils consist of a mast, fuselage, front wing and rear wing. Most of these components are available in aluminum or carbon, and come inContinue reading “What The Foil #2: Parts of a Hydrofoil”