Wingfoilles

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Learn guaranteed wingfoilen

We give wingfoil courses under the guidance of experienced and enthusiastic instructors. In small groups you will receive expert instructions and you will lay the basics of wingfoiling in at least 2 lessons! You will learn with us on top material from Starboard (board and wingfoils) with Airush and Ensis Wings and Wingfoils.

A wingfoil course consists of the lessons

  1. WingSurfing
  2. WingFoilen

During the Wingsurfing lesson you will learn how to use the wing and learn to pump effectively to be able to make enough speed. During the WingFoil lesson you will learn how to get on the foil quickly and how to wingfoil in a stable way. The number of lessons you need depends on your background. Do you have questions or do you want advice on what is best for you? Call or mail us!

 

Costs per lesson are € 86,- p.p.

The costs for the wingsurf and wingfoilles are € 86,- p.p including use of the material and a helmet. If you don’t have a wetsuit yourself, you can rent it from us. Sign up now!

Duration per participant:

 

# Participants per lesson Duration wingsurf lesson Duration wingfoil lesson
1 Participant 1.5 hours 1.5 hours
2 Participants 2 hours 2 hours
3 Participants 2 hours 2 hours
4 Participants 2 hours 2 hours

 

Lesson data

Above 10 degrees Celsius and at more than 8 knots of wind for the Wingsurf and 12 knots for the Wingfoil lessons, the lessons continue throughout the year. Lesson days are;

  • Saturday and Sunday
  • Holidays
  • Wednesday and Friday
  • From November to February there are only lessons on Saturdays

Lesson times

  • Lesson 1, Wingsurf lesson: 11.00 a.m.
  • Lesson 2, Wingfoil lesson: 14:00

Lessons 1 and 2 on the same day

It is possible to follow the wingsurf and wingfoilles on the same day. Between the 2 lessons there is a 1 hour break. If you want both lessons on the same day, please report this on the registration form. Please note that the lessons are very intensive. Taking both lessons is only recommended if you are in good condition and you are at least a good windsurfer (minimum funboard).

 

Up to 4 people per group

In our groups, up to 4 people participate in the lessons at the same time. This allows us to give everyone enough attention to get the best out of the wing foil lessons During the lessons, each participant takes to the water with their own set. To ensure that the wingfoil lessons continue with few participants, we work with groups with a varying number of participants. You always pay the same class rate, only the duration of the lesson increases longer as the number of participants increases. This way everyone gets the same amount of attention during class. The more participants, the longer you can practice wingfoiling. A win-win for everyone!

 

What if there’s too little or too much wind?

If the wind forecast is between 8 and 24 knots, the lessons will normally continue. If the wind expectation is less or more, we cancel the lesson. We will send you a message by SMS or email about this the night before class (around 6:00 p.m.) and plan a new date.

 

Important:

In order to start right away, it is important that you already have your wetsuit on before the lesson starts. You can change in the changing rooms of the water sports centre and after the lesson you can shower. If you don’t have a wetsuit yourself, you can rent it from us.

Design of the wingfoil lessons;

Lesson 1: Wingsurfing

  • Start with an explanation of the wind and the prices to be foiled relative to the wind
  • You will receive theoretical instruction on how to get on and stand on the board with.b.v. the wing
  • You will be given theoretical instruction on how to hold the wing to make as much speed as possible
  • You will be given theoretical instruction on how to pump and thoupe with the wing
  • You will be instructed on the tuning of the shelf and the rig
  • Most of the lessons take place naturally on the water, where you learn;
    • How easy as possible is going to stand on the board with the wing
    • How to speed up the wing as quickly as possible
    • Practice the pumping technique with the wing
    • Practice with jibes and tack

The group consists of up to 4 participants. The instructor goes up the water with you and guides you on the water. Each participant gets their own wingsurfset to practice with.

When booking a wingfoil course, you automatically agree to the terms and conditions of Windfoilen Nederland.

 

Design of the wingfoil lessons;

Lesson 2: Wingfoilen

  • Start by explaining how wingfoils & wing works
  • You will be given theoretical instruction on how to get up on the foil
  • You will receive theoretical instruction on how to stay stable in the air
  • You will receive instruction on the tuning of the board and the wing
  • Most of the lessons take place naturally on the water, where you learn;
    • Learns to come up
    • Learns to stay stable in the air
    • Practice the pumping technique with the wing
    • Practice with jibes and tack

The group consists of up to 4 participants. The instructor goes up the water with you and guides you on the water. Each participant gets their own wingfoil set to practice with. Wearing a helmet is mandatory during the lessons. The use of a helmet is included in the price.

When booking a wingfoil course, you automatically agree to the terms and conditions of Windfoilen Nederland.

 

Anyone can master wing foiling with a little practice. There is no need for windsurfing, foiling or kiting. However, we do know from experience that people without windsurfing and/or wind foil experience often need multiple lessons to get the hang of it.

Skills that help to learn to wingfoil quickly are;

  • Experience with windsurfing and/or wind foiling
  • A good sense of balance
  • Experience with sailing sports (wind feeling)
  • Good condition

Estimate how many lessons are needed?

O.b.g. our experiences, the overview below gives an indication of how many lessons you need to learn how much you need to learn wingfoiling.

experience Indication # Wingsurf lessons Indication # Wingfoil lessons
– Wind foil and/or kitefoil experience 1 1
– Good windsurfer (at least funboard) 1 2
– Little windsurfing experience 2 2
– Sailing experience only 2 3
– No board experience or experience with ‘the wind’ 3 3

 

Track progress

Our instructors keep progress statements of all participants to keep track of progress. O.b the progress, the instructor can indicate how many lessons you need to be able to wingfoil in a good and safe way.

 

Do you have any doubts or have any questions? Call or email us.

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Contact information

On weekends from 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM and on Wednesday and Friday afternoons at Haddock Water Sports Center. That is also the location where the courses can be followed.

Visiting address:

Gooimeerdijk West, Surfstrand Haven 2,
1353 CT ALMERE

Post address:

Krachtveld 43,
1359 KK ALMERE

Telnummer: +31 612138112
E-mail: info@windfoilen.nl

Bankrek: NL39 RABO 0327 0300 03
BTW ID: NL001754147B82
KVK nr: 32137752

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The location in Almere on Gooimeer ideal for wingfoilen

The location where the wingfoil courses are held is ideal for wingfoiling. We can go into the water via a sandy beach and after about 20 meters it is deep enough to get on and sail away. The Gooimeer is sufficiently deep everywhere and there is enough space to wingfoil unhindered. Our address is: Gooimeerdijk West, Surfstrand Haven 2 in Almere Haven.

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Free parking on the surf beach

On the Gooimeerdijk on the surf beach there is enough parking for car and possibly a surf trailer or caravaan. The good news is that parking is FREE!

Nice to give as a gift

Tip! Give a wingfoilles gift to someone. You can purchase a wingfoil gift voucher from us. The lucky one can then book the wingfoil course with us. Look here for more information about the gift card.

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