In this video series I show and explain tips and drills to learn to jibe on a wing foil board. When I was learning riding toe side felt very foreign, and so I go in to detail how to get the feel needed to complete a jibe. I show and explain how to work on the parts of the jibe so we can put the pieces together and have success. There are 11 videos in this series.
Lower volume boards are amazing, the swing weight drops, and maneuverability and control go way up as does the fun. The board I am using in these videos is close to my body weight: Liters and Kilograms. My ability to luff the wing and go downwind riding bumps has increased significantly, and I am getting amazing rides that I am so stoked on. All around the benefits are tremendous, the only challenge was learning to get to my knees, stand up, and then get up on foil. This video series shows in close up frame by frame detail how to get up and fly on a small board. There are 16 videos in this series.
This page is dedicated to whatever new stuff we happen to be testing and working on.
When I have something to report I will post here and update the posting date, kind of a preview before a tutorial is ready.
This video series shows how to ride a hydrofoil and breach a foil tip without crashing. When turning while surf foiling or wing foiling the outer foil tip comes up and can pierce the water surface. Often this causes ventilation where the whole foil wing looses lift and we fall with a painful faceplant. This video series shows the 3 ways that I know of to breach a foil tip and keep riding, to successfully pierce the surface. Video 1=6:25, Video 2=2:39, Video 3=2:38, Video 4=2:09, Video 5=2:14, Video 6=4:23, Video 7=6:04, Video 8=4:21, Video 9=3:07
Here are the main beginner wing foil spots that I go to, the reasons I go are smooth water and enclosed safe area. Easy parking and launching, and also other wing or wind sport enthusiasts to ask for help. These spots were crucial for me to learn the fundamentals and basic skills, and I go back here when wanting to learn a new move or testing new gear.
Once I progressed and moved down to a smaller wing foil board I needed to learn how to knee start. In this video series I show and explain how to go from kneeling to flying, on both low aspect foil wings and high aspect foil wings. The windier it is usually the rougher the water is and the harder it is to stand up. The first four videos are with a high aspect wing at different locations around the San Francisco Bay in 12 to 40mph winds. The fifth video shows my beginner setup: giant board, foil, and wing and how I bypassed the knee start on such stable and easy to fly gear. The sixth video shows how I moved down to a smaller low aspect foil, boards, and wing and explains how I did both standing and knee starts. Both heel side and toe side starts are shown and explained in close up detail so you can see what my feet, hands, and body are doing to stay balanced and get flying.
Video 1 = 12:03
Video 2 = 11:57
Video 3 = 15:14
Video 4 = 18:31
Video 5 = 14:55
Video 6 = 10:42