Learn to FoilI’m stoked.  These videos are designed to show you how to foil.  To give you the information I wish I had when I was learning to foil.  The videos show and explain each skill and maneuver needed to successfully foil.   Shown in close up detail, I go frame by frame and explain what to do and why it works.  This video course shortens the foil learning curve, making the learn to foil journey easier and more enjoyable.  I will post the newest videos at the bottom of the page, or click here to see a chronological listing of these learn to foil videos.

How Foils Work – 2 videos.  In this first video I explain the 3 axis of foiling, and in the second video I give an overview of how to ride a foil.

Foot Placement – 4 videos.  I show where to put the feet and why this is so important.  I also explain how moving feet effects flight, and how moving the mast effects flight.

Hip Movement – 4 videos.  I show and explain what moving the hips does, and how this effects altitude or board height above the water.

Roll Falls – 5 videos.  Roll falls or jack knifing or taco-ing are often the scariest part of learning to foil.  I explain how they happen, how to fall safely, and how to prevent.

Breaching – 5 videos.  Flying or launching the foil out of the water.  This was a big challenge for me to prevent.  I show what causes breaching and explain how to prevent and keep the foil in the water and keep flying.

Kicking Out – 1 video.  How to kick out or exit a wave safely on a hydrofoil, I show the different ways of exiting a wave and explain what is happening and what to be aware of.

Steep Take Offs – 2 videos.  How to make it down the face of a steep wave, and also how to catch hard to catch waves by moving forward toward the nose of the board.

Turning – 12 videos.  How to turn a foil, how foil turns differ from surfboards, and how to turn safely.

Foot Hooks – 4 videos.  How I make my foot hooks and mounting system for foil and wing boards.

DIY Foil Mast Height Extension – 2 videos.  A simple, easy, and cheap ($20) to make foil mast extension giving me more height clearance and tighter turning ability.

Mast Height – Lean Over Angle – Calculator.  A vector graphics file where we can input wing span, board width, mast height and get the lean over angle.

How To Ride Surface Piercing or Tip Breach Without Crashing.  This video series shows the 3 ways that I know of to breach a foil tip and keep riding.

Beginner Wing Foil Spots in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Maps and detailed info on where to park, launch, and exit.

Wing Foil – Tips for Beginners Video – 3 videos.  After spending thousands of dollars wrongly guessing what I needed and completely flailing for 8 sessions, I discovered how to wing foil with ease in sessions 9 and 10.

A Tether to Stay Upwind for Beginners – 3 videos.  A simple and cheap tether to allow anyone to stay upwind while learning to handle the wing.  Only takes a few minutes to setup and remove without needing a new board or additional fins.

Wing Handling for Beginners – 17 videos.  This series has many videos showing how to handle the wing for foil winging. Covering the basics, on land and then in the water, picking up the wing, turning it over, jibing, and showing a few knee starts.

Wing Foil Knee Starts – How to Stand up and Fly – 6 videos.  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.

What’s New – Short Reports of New, Different, Unique.  This page is dedicated to whatever new stuff we happened 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.

Any feedback or general comments on this course please leave below.  Specific questions or comments regarding any of the above areas please post in the comments section of that page.  Thank you and wishing you joyful foiling.

If you are wondering what my tutorial videos might look like, here are a some links to two of my most popular videos:  Paddling out, and Footwork.  Here are more of my how to videos.