James Casey will take you through the necessary steps to get you downwinding your local run on a SUP Foilboard. We are excited to put this together and get more people out downwind foiling successfully.

Your essential guide to improving your skills on your prone and SUP foilboards.

The course starts with the essential knowledge you need as a beginner, although it will be useful for all foilers to read. The equipment and the basic modules are designed for those starting out when towing behind a boat or with an E-Foil. We then take you through a basic guide of the surf zone and how to pick the best waves. The take off is probably the trickiest part of surf foiling when starting out so make sure to give it a thorough read and watch the video.

As you progress through the course, you will find the content tailored at more of an intermediate level. Once you can take off it’s all about riding the wave without pumping and identifying where the energy pockets in the wave are. Pumping should be left for off the wave. While it doesn’t mean you cannot practice pumping on the wave in my eyes you should aim to ride the wave without pumping and then use your pump to link waves.

Pumping is what everyone wants to learn to do and there is a lot of advice, good and bad, about how to pump. I’ve broken it down into a few sections so you can really get a good understanding of what is going on and you can suit it to your personal setup.

The final part of the course is more advanced and goes into detail on turns, carves, straps and airs and breaks down what is possible depending on what equipment you are using and the lines you are taking.