Fanatic Foils

Foiling with the wing is becoming a mega trend in water sports.

Low material costs and the option to approach the sport autodidactically with a simple SUP board, since there is no danger to others or the risk of serious accidents, as in kitesurfing, makes wingsurfing interssant especially for many beginners. But also water sports enthusiasts who come from surfing, windsurfing or kitesurfing find this new sport very interesting. We have compiled the necessary information for you to put together the right material for the start.

Please read under the articles our recommendations for the right products... [read more]

Foiling with the wing is becoming a mega trend in water sports. Low material costs and the option to approach the sport autodidactically with a simple SUP board, since there is no danger to... learn more »
Close window
Fanatic Foils

Foiling with the wing is becoming a mega trend in water sports.

Low material costs and the option to approach the sport autodidactically with a simple SUP board, since there is no danger to others or the risk of serious accidents, as in kitesurfing, makes wingsurfing interssant especially for many beginners. But also water sports enthusiasts who come from surfing, windsurfing or kitesurfing find this new sport very interesting. We have compiled the necessary information for you to put together the right material for the start.

Please read under the articles our recommendations for the right products...###

Find the right foil for wing foiling!

One question everyone who wants to start wingfoiling surely asks is: which board do I need and which foil should I choose?

Basically it always depends on your experience, your skills, your weight, the conditions and your ambitions. In the following text, we will help you find the right equipment to get started easily and then progress quickly.

First, we categorize four types of riders:

The Total Beginner - If you have never been involved in watersports, we would consider you a total beginner.

The Foil Novice - If you are a windsurfer, kiteboarder, surfer or standup paddler but have never ridden a foil, you are a foil novice.

The Pre-Foiler - If you have already foiled on a windsurfer, kiteboard, surfboard or SUP, you are in this group.

The Wing-Addict - If you have found your new passion and are ready to take it to the next level, then you are in the right place!

We have the right boards and foils for each of these groups, depending on your weight. Just read the paragraph for your group: 

fanatic_choose

THE TOTAL BEGINNER

If you are not interested in waterboarding yet, but wingfoiling has caught your attention, we have two tips for you:

Get a stable board with lots of buoyancy! In the table below you will find the right board and the right foil depending on your weight.

Try foiling without the wingl first. If you know someone with a boat or jet ski, try to let them pull you behind the boat for a session on a calm day with the right instructions. Half an hour behind the boat can make the difference between falling for the foil virus or giving up after trying and failing right away with the wing.

Recommended Protection: wetsuit with long legs, neoprene shoes, impact vest and helmet.

The total beginnerIdeal board   Alternative board   Ideal FoilAlternative Foil
Rider Weight < 70 kg Sky SUP 6'7" Sky SUP 6'11" Aero High Aspect 1500 Aero Foil 2000 Long Fuselage
Rider Weight 70 - 85 kg Sky SUP 6'7" Sky SUP 6'11" Aero High Aspect 1750 Aero Foil 2000 Long Fuselage
Rider Weight > 85 kg Sky SUP 6'11" Sky SUP 6'7" Aero High Aspect 1750 Aero Foil 2500 Long Fuselage

A complete overview can be found in our Fanatic Foilguide.

THE FOIL-NOVICE

If you are interested in waterboarding, you have a big advantage over the total beginner - because you can already read wind and waves and have an understanding of the balance on your board. But even if you are good at your sport - you will start with the wing at beginner level. Even if you feel familiar with the wind and a boom in your hands, the foiling part is something completely new. Nevertheless - your learning curve will most likely be pretty steep with your experience in water sports, so our recommendation for you is a bit smaller and more advanced than the recommendation for the total beginner.

Our advice would still be:

Try foiling best without the wingl first. If you know someone with a boat or jet ski, on a calm day try to let them pull you behind the boat for a session with the right instructions. Half an hour behind the boat will go a long way to helping you get an understanding of what is going on under your board, where to place your feet, and how to keep the board in flight mode. Then, when you use the Wing to propel you, you already know what's coming and how to react when the board comes out of the water.

Recommended Protection: wetsuit with long legs, neoprene shoes, impact vest and helmet. 

The Foil NoviceIdeal board   Alternative board   Ideal FoilAlternative Foil
Rider Weight < 70 kg Sky SUP 6'3" Sky SUP 6'7" Aero High Aspect 1500 Aero Foil 2000 Long Fuselage
Rider Weight 70 - 85 kg Sky SUP 6'7" Sky SUP 6'3" Aero High Aspect 1750 Aero Foil 2000 Long Fuselage
Rider Weight > 85 kg Sky SUP 6'7" Sky SUP 6'11" Aero High Aspect 1750 Aero Foil 2000 Long Fuselage

A complete overview can be found in our Fanatic Foilguide.

THE PRE-FOILER

You've been on a foil board before, so you know what to expect. If you've been foiling on a SUP or wave board, you basically only need to learn how to control the wing, as the rest (stance and balance) is pretty much the same with or without the wing in your hand. If you've done windsurfing or kiteboarding before, you'll need to get a feel for a centered stance if you want to ride a foil without the balance assistance of the windsurf rig or kite.

If the first fall counts for you, you are ready to go. If you come from windsurfing or kiting, we have the following tips for you:

You come from windsurfing: Piloting the Wing will be relatively easy for you, as it's not much different than catching the wind with a windsurfing sail. Just try to keep the wing at an angle of about 45° with the tip of the boom above your head. So your main task will be to learn the free balance of foiling without stabilizing the "third leg" (the mast).

If you know someone with a boat or jet ski, on a calm day try to let them pull you behind the boat for one session with the right instructions. Half an hour behind the boat will help you a lot to get an understanding of what is happening under your board, where you place your feet and how to keep the board in flight mode and  will feel the difference to windsurf foiling. Once you figure it out, you're ready to take off with the Wing

If you have no chance of being pulled behind a boat, try the Wing right away, but be careful not to lean back as much compared to windsurfing and really keep your feet and weight centered over the board.

You're coming from kiting: Many kiters have more trouble controlling the Wing compared to windsurfing because you control your bar very differently than a boom, which transfers the power of the wind directly into your hands. If you find an old windsurfing board with a daggerboard, try a few sessions with it to understand how the Wing works and how to catch the wind most efficiently to create propulsion. Once you figure out how the Wing works, you'll be ready to use it on your foil!

The Pre-FoilerIdeal Board   Alternative Board   Ideal FoilAlternative Foil
Rider Weight < 70 kg Sky Wing 5'4" Sky SUP 6'3" Aero High Aspect 1250 Aero 1500
Rider Weight 70 - 85 kg Sky SUP 6'3" Sky Wing 5'4" Aero High Aspect 1500 Aero 1500
Rider Weight > 85 kg Sky SUP 6'3" Sky SUP 6'7" Aero High Aspect 1750 Aero Foil 2000 Short Fuselage

A complete overview can be found in our Fanatic Foilguide.

THE WING-ADDICT

You are ready for the next level! You are in this group because you have already done some wing sessions on your foil SUP, survived the first jibes and tacks on the foil and now you have thought about how nice it must be to carry around in the air - and also on the beach ;-) - to carry less board around with you. Reaching the level of the Wing-Addict group can take days, weeks or a few months, depending on your skills and the time you invest in this new challenge.

The new Sky Wing is designed specifically for this group and beyond. Since you don't need to learn winging anymore, you don't need too many tips, but we still want to give Dur some advice on board size and the importance of volume.

Don't underestimate the importance of volume and buoyancy. As a wing addict, you probably follow the different channels for wing-foiling and some of the best guys use surf-foil boards with less than 50 liters of volume. If you want to take your skills in this direction and ride what the "pros" ride, there are three points you should keep in mind:

1. With each liter of less volume, you need more wind to get going. A board that you just sink needs a lot of power in the wing to actually get up and out of the water. So a little more volume makes a big difference in gusty conditions or lighter winds in general!

2. Boards that you push underwater take a lot of technique to actually launch with. Most of those you see on surf foil boards are pros or semi-pros from other water sports or foiling disciplines and have exceptional skills.

3. Specialized wing boards were simply not available until recently, so even the pros had the option of either sticking with a SUP foil board or taking the radical step down to a surf foil board. If they had the option of an ideal solution instead - they would have gone for something like the Fanatic Sky Wing. The extra volume that keeps you on the surface can be the difference between actually having a good day on the foil, or just sinking and never getting on the board. 

The Wing-AddictIdeal Board   Alternative Board   Ideal FoilAlternative Foil
Rider Weight < 70 kg Sky Wing 4'48" Sky Wing 5'0" Aero High Aspect 1250 Aero 1500
Rider Weight 70 - 85 kg Sky Wing 5'0" Sky Wing 5'4" Aero High Aspect 1500 Aero High Aspect 1250
Rider Weight > 85 kg Sky Wing 5'4" Sky Wing 5'0" Aero High Aspect 1750 Aero High Aspect 1500

 A complete overview can be found in our Fanatic Foilguide.

Close filter
  •  
No results were found for the filtering!
Fanatic Mast & Fuselage Set AL 3.0
Fanatic Mast & Fuselage Set AL 3.0
from €399.00 * €679.00 *
Top seller
Fanatic Mast & Fuselage Set AL 3.0 Fanatic Mast & Fuselage Set AL 3.0
from €399.00 * €679.00 *

Find the right foil for wing foiling!

One question everyone who wants to start wingfoiling surely asks is: which board do I need and which foil should I choose?

Basically it always depends on your experience, your skills, your weight, the conditions and your ambitions. In the following text, we will help you find the right equipment to get started easily and then progress quickly.

First, we categorize four types of riders:

The Total Beginner - If you have never been involved in watersports, we would consider you a total beginner.

The Foil Novice - If you are a windsurfer, kiteboarder, surfer or standup paddler but have never ridden a foil, you are a foil novice.

The Pre-Foiler - If you have already foiled on a windsurfer, kiteboard, surfboard or SUP, you are in this group.

The Wing-Addict - If you have found your new passion and are ready to take it to the next level, then you are in the right place!

We have the right boards and foils for each of these groups, depending on your weight. Just read the paragraph for your group: 

fanatic_choose

THE TOTAL BEGINNER

If you are not interested in waterboarding yet, but wingfoiling has caught your attention, we have two tips for you:

Get a stable board with lots of buoyancy! In the table below you will find the right board and the right foil depending on your weight.

Try foiling without the wingl first. If you know someone with a boat or jet ski, try to let them pull you behind the boat for a session on a calm day with the right instructions. Half an hour behind the boat can make the difference between falling for the foil virus or giving up after trying and failing right away with the wing.

Recommended Protection: wetsuit with long legs, neoprene shoes, impact vest and helmet.

The total beginnerIdeal board   Alternative board   Ideal FoilAlternative Foil
Rider Weight < 70 kg Sky SUP 6'7" Sky SUP 6'11" Aero High Aspect 1500 Aero Foil 2000 Long Fuselage
Rider Weight 70 - 85 kg Sky SUP 6'7" Sky SUP 6'11" Aero High Aspect 1750 Aero Foil 2000 Long Fuselage
Rider Weight > 85 kg Sky SUP 6'11" Sky SUP 6'7" Aero High Aspect 1750 Aero Foil 2500 Long Fuselage

A complete overview can be found in our Fanatic Foilguide.

THE FOIL-NOVICE

If you are interested in waterboarding, you have a big advantage over the total beginner - because you can already read wind and waves and have an understanding of the balance on your board. But even if you are good at your sport - you will start with the wing at beginner level. Even if you feel familiar with the wind and a boom in your hands, the foiling part is something completely new. Nevertheless - your learning curve will most likely be pretty steep with your experience in water sports, so our recommendation for you is a bit smaller and more advanced than the recommendation for the total beginner.

Our advice would still be:

Try foiling best without the wingl first. If you know someone with a boat or jet ski, on a calm day try to let them pull you behind the boat for a session with the right instructions. Half an hour behind the boat will go a long way to helping you get an understanding of what is going on under your board, where to place your feet, and how to keep the board in flight mode. Then, when you use the Wing to propel you, you already know what's coming and how to react when the board comes out of the water.

Recommended Protection: wetsuit with long legs, neoprene shoes, impact vest and helmet. 

The Foil NoviceIdeal board   Alternative board   Ideal FoilAlternative Foil
Rider Weight < 70 kg Sky SUP 6'3" Sky SUP 6'7" Aero High Aspect 1500 Aero Foil 2000 Long Fuselage
Rider Weight 70 - 85 kg Sky SUP 6'7" Sky SUP 6'3" Aero High Aspect 1750 Aero Foil 2000 Long Fuselage
Rider Weight > 85 kg Sky SUP 6'7" Sky SUP 6'11" Aero High Aspect 1750 Aero Foil 2000 Long Fuselage

A complete overview can be found in our Fanatic Foilguide.

THE PRE-FOILER

You've been on a foil board before, so you know what to expect. If you've been foiling on a SUP or wave board, you basically only need to learn how to control the wing, as the rest (stance and balance) is pretty much the same with or without the wing in your hand. If you've done windsurfing or kiteboarding before, you'll need to get a feel for a centered stance if you want to ride a foil without the balance assistance of the windsurf rig or kite.

If the first fall counts for you, you are ready to go. If you come from windsurfing or kiting, we have the following tips for you:

You come from windsurfing: Piloting the Wing will be relatively easy for you, as it's not much different than catching the wind with a windsurfing sail. Just try to keep the wing at an angle of about 45° with the tip of the boom above your head. So your main task will be to learn the free balance of foiling without stabilizing the "third leg" (the mast).

If you know someone with a boat or jet ski, on a calm day try to let them pull you behind the boat for one session with the right instructions. Half an hour behind the boat will help you a lot to get an understanding of what is happening under your board, where you place your feet and how to keep the board in flight mode and  will feel the difference to windsurf foiling. Once you figure it out, you're ready to take off with the Wing

If you have no chance of being pulled behind a boat, try the Wing right away, but be careful not to lean back as much compared to windsurfing and really keep your feet and weight centered over the board.

You're coming from kiting: Many kiters have more trouble controlling the Wing compared to windsurfing because you control your bar very differently than a boom, which transfers the power of the wind directly into your hands. If you find an old windsurfing board with a daggerboard, try a few sessions with it to understand how the Wing works and how to catch the wind most efficiently to create propulsion. Once you figure out how the Wing works, you'll be ready to use it on your foil!

The Pre-FoilerIdeal Board   Alternative Board   Ideal FoilAlternative Foil
Rider Weight < 70 kg Sky Wing 5'4" Sky SUP 6'3" Aero High Aspect 1250 Aero 1500
Rider Weight 70 - 85 kg Sky SUP 6'3" Sky Wing 5'4" Aero High Aspect 1500 Aero 1500
Rider Weight > 85 kg Sky SUP 6'3" Sky SUP 6'7" Aero High Aspect 1750 Aero Foil 2000 Short Fuselage

A complete overview can be found in our Fanatic Foilguide.

THE WING-ADDICT

You are ready for the next level! You are in this group because you have already done some wing sessions on your foil SUP, survived the first jibes and tacks on the foil and now you have thought about how nice it must be to carry around in the air - and also on the beach ;-) - to carry less board around with you. Reaching the level of the Wing-Addict group can take days, weeks or a few months, depending on your skills and the time you invest in this new challenge.

The new Sky Wing is designed specifically for this group and beyond. Since you don't need to learn winging anymore, you don't need too many tips, but we still want to give Dur some advice on board size and the importance of volume.

Don't underestimate the importance of volume and buoyancy. As a wing addict, you probably follow the different channels for wing-foiling and some of the best guys use surf-foil boards with less than 50 liters of volume. If you want to take your skills in this direction and ride what the "pros" ride, there are three points you should keep in mind:

1. With each liter of less volume, you need more wind to get going. A board that you just sink needs a lot of power in the wing to actually get up and out of the water. So a little more volume makes a big difference in gusty conditions or lighter winds in general!

2. Boards that you push underwater take a lot of technique to actually launch with. Most of those you see on surf foil boards are pros or semi-pros from other water sports or foiling disciplines and have exceptional skills.

3. Specialized wing boards were simply not available until recently, so even the pros had the option of either sticking with a SUP foil board or taking the radical step down to a surf foil board. If they had the option of an ideal solution instead - they would have gone for something like the Fanatic Sky Wing. The extra volume that keeps you on the surface can be the difference between actually having a good day on the foil, or just sinking and never getting on the board. 

The Wing-AddictIdeal Board   Alternative Board   Ideal FoilAlternative Foil
Rider Weight < 70 kg Sky Wing 4'48" Sky Wing 5'0" Aero High Aspect 1250 Aero 1500
Rider Weight 70 - 85 kg Sky Wing 5'0" Sky Wing 5'4" Aero High Aspect 1500 Aero High Aspect 1250
Rider Weight > 85 kg Sky Wing 5'4" Sky Wing 5'0" Aero High Aspect 1750 Aero High Aspect 1500

 A complete overview can be found in our Fanatic Foilguide.

Last viewed