Wing Foiling in Toronto, ON – How To Start And What To Expect

Get wingfoiling lessons with We Love Kiteboarding in Toronto, ON

Get The Right Equipment:

For beginners, it’s recommended to start with a larger board.

A larger board will provide greater stability and make it easier to get up on the foil.

It’s important to have a good quality wing with a rigid frame and a comfortable handle.

The wing must be big enough to generate sufficient power for your weight!  The best big wing on the market is the F-One CWC Strike III.

At We Love Kiteboarding we sell F-One Wingfoiling equipment because F-One is the #1 manufacturer of wing-foiling equipment world-wide.  F-One is a premium brand, you will pay more.  But, you get what you pay for.

If you buy an F-One wing-foil package (wing, board, foil) then lessons will be included for free!


Take Lessons:

While it’s possible to teach yourself how to wing foil, taking lessons from a qualified instructor is highly recommended.

A good instructor will provide you with a solid foundation of skills and techniques, including how to handle the wing, balance on the board, and ride on the foil.

If it’s your first time learning to foil then we recommend you start with wake-foiling lessons behind our boat.  Wake-foiling offers the easiest way to learn about foil balance and control.

We offer a complete 10-hour wing-foiling program that includes wake-foiling using our amazing HeyDay wakesurfing boat too!


Practice In The Right Conditions:

While you are learning to wing foil, it is important to practice in the right conditions.

Look for a location that offers flat, calm water.

You also want to avoid crowded areas, as the foil can be sharp and dangerous for other water users.

The best spot to practice wing-foiling around Toronto is at Cherry Beach – where we also provide boat support perfect for practicing in offshore wind conditions!

As a beginner, wing-foiling is MUCH EASIER in strong winds of 18 knots or more.

So, if you can, get out there when the wind is blowing strong!

Once you have built up your skills, you can start to practice in more challenging conditions. This will help you to build your confidence and become a more versatile wing foiler.


Master The Basics:

This includes getting up on the board, maintaining your balance on the board while generating power with the wing, and then ultimately riding on the foil too.

Start by practicing your stance and wing handling on the beach, then go out in the water and practice on your knees on the board generating power on with the wing, then, when ready, practice standing on the board, generating power with the wing.

Once you’re able to balance on the board, generating power with the wing you are ready to try getting up on the foil and maintaining your balance.

When getting lessons with We Love Kiteboarding, we teach all lessons using our massive HeyDay wakesurfing boat.  We can follow you around Cherry Beach, coaching from a close distance.  You never have to worry about staying UPWIND!

Wake-foiling & wing-foiling with boat support is the best way to learn how to balance on a foil for the first time and then ride with the wing, on the foil, for the first time.

When wake-foiling, getting towed behind a boat, holding a rope, you will feel a constant steady pull from the same direction the entire time you are up on the foil.  This allows you to focus solely on your foiling progression without worrying about anything else.

Once you can confidently ride the foil behind the HeyDay using the tow-rope then you can try letting go, riding rope-less!  Now the real fun begins, as you learn to ride using only the power of the wave.  Again, this is perfect practice for your wing-foiling progression!

Learning to balance on a foil can be challenging for the first time, but at We Love Kiteboarding we make this learning curve as easy as possible by teaching you how to wakefoil first!


Stay Safe:

Like any watersport, safety is key when wing foiling.

Always wear a life jacket and a leash, and stay aware of your surroundings.

Check the weather conditions before you head out, and never go out in conditions that are beyond your skill level.

Always let someone know where you’re going and when you expect to be back, and never go wing foiling alone.


Be Patient And Persistent:

Wing foiling is a challenging sport, and it takes time to build up the necessary skills.

It is important to be patient and persistent in your practice.

Don’t be discouraged if you don’t progress as quickly as you would like.

Keep working at it, and you will eventually become a proficient wing foiler.

Remember to set small goals for yourself, and celebrate your progress as you achieve them.

Take breaks as needed, and don’t push yourself too hard.

By following these steps, you will be well on your way to becoming a skilled and confident wing


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