10 reasons why we love wingfoiling!


Wingfoiling has taken the water sports world by storm. All of us here at Duotone are total wingfoil enthusiasts, so it’s blindingly obvious to us why wingfoiling is the fastest growing water sport in the world right now! If you haven’t already given this super exciting, new sport a shot, it’s high time you try it for yourself! Here are just 10 out of many more reasons why we love wingfoiling

Wingfoiling is pure and it’s simple. Compared to other action sports, the amount of gear needed is not too much and in general it can be learnt and done in a very safe way. It’s pure freedom, you don’t even need a harness! Wingfoiling requires only one board, a pump and a relatively small wing for you to fly. Simple.


Easy to learn!
Usually, it only takes a few goes on a SUP with a wing and you’ll be up and riding. The handling of the wing is very straightforward. The progression is usually pretty steep, i.e. in a short period of time, your skills improve quite drastically.

We’re here to help make your wingfoiling journey smoother, faster, safer, even more successful and ultimately more exciting! The Wing Academy app step by step leads the user to their next level – regardless of the preferred discipline and already existing skill set. Just log in and check out some of our extensive video library tutorials, which are completely cost-free. Also available offline, you can get the pointers that will make the difference, from anywhere, at any time!

New spots
Through wing foiling, locations that previously were not even considered a spot for kitesurfing or windsurfing, suddenly turn into amazing fun parks. Small lakes or choppy waterways with super gusty winds and even unimaginable city spots, like for example the Danube in Vienna, Austria, are great for wing foiling, opening up totally new options for some fun sessions!


You feel like you're the only wingfoiler in your area, let’s double-check that. In the Academy app you can search for new wing buddies to train with and push each other at your local spot or at new spots; the most fun is always shared fun, right!

Learn a new skill
Learning something new is always exciting. Maybe your progression in other sports got a bit stuck, you’ve been doing the same thing for too many years or you might never even have had anything to do with water sports in the past, then Wingfoiling is your gateway to fun, fitness, new friends, new skills and all the exhilarating experiences that come with learning something new!

Often, it’s just a lack of information that holds you back from progressing. If you feel stuck at any stage of your wingfoiling journey and our tutorials don’t quite cut it (and even if they do, but you have a totally different question), just connect with one of our super coaches in the app! Our international team riders would love to give you tips and advice on any issues you might have.

Also, through the app it’s super easy to find more experienced wingfoilers, who have exactly the right tip for you to improve; or wingfoilers who are in the same boat. By finding other riders with similar struggles, you can help each other by sharing your tips and comments or you can even meet for a session through the lesson chat.


Riding waves becomes a whole new meaning on the foil
Wingfoiling creates totally new opportunities for wave riding. Waves that cannot be caught on a surfboard can suddenly be ridden, often for hundreds of meters, rides that you could only have dreamed of until wingfoiling came along. Even wind swells on lakes can now give you the surfing fix!


New tricks
You always thought that inventing new tricks is something only the best kite- and windsurf pros can do? Well, it’s time to change your mind! Wingfoiling is so new, there is every chance in the world that you come up with a newly invented move that nobody’s done before and name it. By taking moves from windsurfing and kitesurfing to wingfoiling, plus combinations of the two sports as well as totally new inventions, the sky's the limit for this new sport!

We would love you to share your progression and wingfoiling journey with the Duotone Academy community. Simply upload your video and the community can check it out and give you feedback.

The vibe amongst wingfoilers around the globe is one of excitement, froth, and love for this young sport, exhilaration about spots and playgrounds, learning new skills and so much more! It’s both comradeship and a lifestyle. We as humans love to connect and we use mutually shared feelings and experiences to do so. Wingfoiling will give you ample opportunities to connect with people and make new friends from all walks of life, with different backgrounds (windsurfing, kitesurfing, surfing…) or total newbies to watersports.

We created our app to connect wingfoilers from all over the world. Share your tricks, complete lessons, earn points and unlock badges. Become part of this exciting like-minded gang and share the stoke!

Bad conditions
With wingfoiling, “bad conditions” are a thing of the past. In particular, for kitesurfing, often the conditions of the day or the characteristics of a spot can be deemed “unkiteable”, i.e. too gusty or too light, too sketchy due to obstacles in the water or on the beach, or if the area to self-launch is to small and there’s nobody to help you. Well, get into wingfoiling and “bad conditions” will turn into some of the most fun days you’ve ever had on the water!


Unless you want to specialize in only one aspect of wingfoiling like proper wave riding in large waves, or extreme freestyle moves, wingfoiling equipment in general, is extremely versatile. You only need one board, one or two wings and you’re set to cover pretty much all conditions and disciplines: Flatwater cruising, jumping, wave riding, downwinders….

It’s a workout
You don’t need to be superman to wingfoil nor have a six-pack or arms like Arnold Schwarzenegger. However, depending on the intensity you decide to go about it, wingfoiling can be a highly effective full-body workout. It will help you to lose some unwanted kilos, get into great shape and keep you fit. And the best thing about it: it is much more fun than any gym!