Hand Held Wing Instruction
Hand-Held Wing Foilboard Riding Instruction (I.E. Foilwing, Wingsurfer, Slingwing, etc)
Private One-On-One Instruction
Learn how to harness the wind and discover another way to have fun on the water learning this dynamic new sport. Nothing compares to feeling you get while riding effortlessly from swell to swell and having the ability to engage for instant power to stay flying on the foil. This is the ultimate introduction to learn the sport in a safe and logical manner with a progressive teaching program that builds on blocks of easily understandable and repeatable skills to get you up and riding as fast as possible.
In this program, you will learn the basics of wing control and handling through a series of best practices including wing control, wing recovery, wing positioning, self-rescue, and steering techniques using the wing on land and with a normal board. Riders will also learn board handling skills, footwork and positioning, and basic self-rescue techniques in order to prepare the rider to continue on their own to learn or progressing to more custom tailored instruction from Dan Gavere.
(jet ski or Zodiak assist if needed)
All gear included (Duotone Foilwing, Fanatic SUP Foilboards 2019 designs with 2000 and 2500 sq/cm foils, Sky SUP 6.4,6.6)
Price: $200.00/hour (minimum 2 hours)
Strong swimming skills, a minimum of 10 hours sup, windsurfing, foilboarding, and/or kiteboarding experience.
I just had a wing foil lesson from Dan. What an exhilarating fun watersport and great instructor. My experience is with SUP boards and downwinding on the Columbia River and Puget Sound for the past 10 years. Since I have no experience in kiteboarding or windsurfing, taking this lesson made me really nervous. I will telll you right from the start– it was so worth it. Trying it on your own without any instructions would be crazy. Dan provided just enough instructions so that it didn’t get overwhelming and yet enough to get you moving within 10 – 15 minutes. Granted, I wasn’t doing turns or things like that but got the basic idea in handling the wing and standing up on the board and moving. Expect to fall and expend a lot of energy in understanding the nuances but it is worth the lesson. I have had lessons in other sports and I would rank Dan at the top of the list for instructors. He is a superman in watersports yet is able to bring his knowledge and experience down to a lower level which I appreciated. I am jazzed now to get a wing and put the lesson to good use.