Learn how to wing foil in Cabarete, Dominican Republic.
Winging or Flying? What is this extreme sport?
The most recent and trending sport in the Caribbean, as well as other parts of the world.
A combination of kitesurfing and windsurfing that implies the use of a FOIL (A foilboard or hydrofoil board is a surfboard with a hydrofoil that extends below the board into the water. The design lets the board to leave the surface of the water) and a WING (like a kite that you hold with your hands).
Winging is such a fun sport! Less bulky and quite easy to set up, ALSO HIGHLY ADDICTIVE. You don't need to be a windsurfer or a kiter, to begin with wing foiling, though you should practice having control on some type of board before getting started.
Where should you learn Wing Foiling? Cabarete Bay would be the ideal place to learn how to wing Foil, we at Liquid Blue Cabarete will help you make the most out of this sport and our Caribbean town.
Why Cabarete as a wing foiling destination? Everybody knows that the wind in Cabarete is at its best conditions throughout the whole year.
Also, there is a lot of room for mistakes and a wide area to learn, including Cabarete Beach, Kite Beach, and La Boca, with no shallow reef.
Wing Foiling Course: what's included?
The teachers: Jeury and Charles will be your teachers! These guys are the best in Cabarete and sure know how to ride in the Bay.
An average 1-day class includes the following (total duration: 2.5 - 3 hours):
Theory class on the beach (literally on the sand).
Duration: 1 to 1.5 hours.
What you learn: wind, safety, and Wing control.
Practice session in the water (on your knees).
Duration: 30 to 40 minutes.
What you learn: control of the board and the wing.
Time for action! Stand up on your board and start riding (up to your skill level at this point - practice matters!!)
Duration: 1 hour.
What you learn: finally get to practice wing foiling.
Advice: we suggest you take at least 2 to 3 classes of the one above before you start wing foiling. As in all sports, practice is what makes a difference, especially if you are a beginner.
Wing foiling is a sport everyone would love to do, though the process can be quite tricky.
Don't let frustration win, just have fun and be patient - results will follow.
Book Your Wing Foiling Classes in Cabarete
If you already are a wing foil master this section is for you.
Getting Wing Gear in Cabarete: There are just a few stores in Cabarete that currently hold wing/foil gear. The main shops would be Kite Club, Liquid Blue Concept Store, and Vela Cabarete.
You can get in contact with us to Pre-Order any type of F-One Wing Gear that we may have available for pre-order. We have been working for over 10 years with F-One and their attention to detail in making a great product is one of the main reasons we can't stop talking about it.
This ultimate Winging guide will show you where to go once you dominate this awesome Water Sport discipline.
Before you book your trip to Cabarete and your wing foiling classes with us read the info below - get the basics, it's free!
Introduction to the wing: Wing foiling was a sport created by kitesurfers through the combination of the windsurfing skill and foiling, not much-kiting experience is required or probably none for you to learn.
1st: The main point to learn this sport is to have at-least some knowledge about the wind, water or board, though it is not an X factor for you to learn.
You will start by learning how to fly the wing, for some can be tricky and quite confusing, at least for me at first it didn't make any sense though I got the hang of it on land.
It's just like a car. You can even put it literally on NEUTRO and not move at all and just hold the wing by itself.
The wing is designed with 3 handles for you to grab that will allow you to move it around and use its different handles to generate more speed. Maybe while reading this it won’t make any sense.
2nd: Once you learn how to dominate the wing on land your next step is jumping on a SUP (without a foil) if you haven’t foiled before.
Watch our Wing Foiling Lessons videos pt. 1 and 2 to get you started with this sport wherever you are in the world.