Kid’s Wing Foiling
Wing foiling is an exciting and thrilling sport that can be a lot of fun for kids who are interested in water sports. With the right introduction and guidance, children can learn to wing foil and experience the thrill of gliding above the water.
Most schools will begin by teaching kids how to wing on stand-up paddleboards, which is a great way to introduce them to the basic principles of winging and help them develop their balance and coordination. As they become more comfortable and confident, they can progress to foiling behind a boat or jet ski, which will give them a taste of the speed and excitement of winging. And finally, once they have sufficient practice and skill, they can combine the two skills and start wing foiling.
The progression is gradual, and kids will have the opportunity to build their skills and confidence at their own pace. As they learn the basics of wind and water conditions and how to handle the equipment safely, they will also learn the importance of safety, including wearing proper gear such as a lifejacket and helmet, and understanding the rules of the water.
Wing foiling is a sport that can be enjoyed by kids of all ages and skill levels. Klaas Voget Head of Wave R&D at Fanatic has a small army of grommets riding, and videos of these kids between the ages of 7 and 11 ripping it up on wing foils can be found on Instagram. With the right instruction and guidance, wing foiling can be a fun and exciting sport for kids to enjoy.
Getting the most out of kids wing foil lessons
If you’re a parent who wants to get the most out of your kid’s wing foiling lessons, it’s important to be prepared and understand the safety considerations and proper gear. As a parent who is also a watersports enthusiast and wing foiler, you can provide valuable support and guidance to your child as they learn.
Before starting lessons, invest in high-quality, well-fitting gear such as a wetsuit, life jacket, and helmet. Properly fitting gear and a warm enough wetsuit for the conditions will ensure maximum fun and comfort while wing foiling.
It’s a good idea to check with the instructor or school to find out what gear, if any, you need to bring for the lesson. Some schools or instructors may provide gear for students to use during the lesson, while others may require students to bring their own gear.
It’s also a good idea to take a lesson yourself so you can better understand the sport and provide support to your child. By being prepared and informed, you can help your child have a safe and enjoyable experience while learning to wing foil.
Top Wing Foiling Schools for kids:
Real Watersports, Waves, NC https://www.realwatersports.com
Ocean Air Sports, Avon, NC https://oceanairsports.com
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