Wing foil lessons in Zanzibar? What is a wing foil board? Why should you try and learn? What is the difference between a kite hydrofoil and a wing hydrofoil?
For all these important questions you have, we will give you an answer! This blog is for those who want to take their foiling skills to the next level. Kite Centre Zanzibar offers this and makes it an unforgettable experience: the option to learn how to surf a wing foil in Zanzibar!
Hydrofoil boards, often just called foil boards, are specialised surfboards with a hydrofoil underneath. A hydrofoil contains 2 wings that carry you out of the water, by pushing the water underneath it down. This generates a force under the wings that lift the wing from the foil upwards. The wings are attached to a mast, which is connected to the board.
The wing hydrofoil board has more volume (so bigger), and the wings underneath are bigger and wider as well. This is because the wing that you hold in your hands is smaller and generates less power than a kite. To compensate for the smaller amount of power, you need a board with more volume and a front wing that is bigger. The bigger your wings are, the less power it needs to lift you from the water.
For wing foiling, you don’t need to be a kitesurfer, since you hold a wing instead of a kite. If you have experience in windsurfing you will find that wing foiling is quite similar, meaning the progress will likely be faster. Don’t worry if you have no experience with windsurfing or kite surfing, wing foiling is for everybody and everybody can learn and try it.
To learn wing foil you need stable wind with flat water. In the lagoon, we have these perfect conditions to learn fast and safely. In case you can’t stay upwind, the side-onshore wind will blow you back to the beach.
To learn wing foiling you need, like most sports, time to master the little things. Overall in a few hours, you will manage to stand up, and after a little more time you will be able to fly above the water.
To teach you we have the best combination to learn with by using the best brands on the market, Duotone and Fanatic. We have a dedicated quiver for our lessons, and once you’re able to fly we have a dedicated quiver for our rental customers as well. This way, no matter your level or conditions, you will get the best fit possible for your needs!
Questions? We’d love to hear from you!