Wingsurfer.shop is an online foil and wingsurf accessories specialist store. The range of foil products for wingsurf, sup foil and surf foil is currently still part of a niche market, but especially wingsurfing is rapidly gaining popularity. Wingsurfer.shop was founded by Kristian, a fanatic windsurfer since he was 12 years old. In addition to windsurfing, he has been active on the water for many years with paddle boarding, wave surfing and kiting. The entire range of wingsurfer.shop is therefore personally tested and only products that Kristian supports are sold. From his many years of experience he can also give good advice and think along, something Kristian likes the most!
THE FOIL DISCOVERY IN 2017 It started at Kristian with a board with which you can both windsurf foils and SUP foils. The windsurfing went fine with this. But SUP foiling was not easy yet. Kristian had therefore bought a 100% dedicated SUP foil with foot straps. After a few sessions getting used to the new setup, it turned out to work well. The board was much shorter, wider, thicker and with 1 paddle stroke you are already 360 degrees if you don’t look out! But soon the first “journeys” on the water followed and because you quickly got the hang of it, these became increasingly longer journeys. A new hobby emerged! And all that on our North Sea! Where “weak” waves quickly become boring, surfing with a foil underneath is a really great experience. There is a lot of choice in different front wings, masts and back wings. In addition, there is a difference in the weight of the material. Because foilsurfing is fairly new and clear advice is not always available – advice that Kristian would have liked when making his choices – Kristian has decided to give this advice to interested parties herself. Welcome to Wingsurfer.shop!
THEN THE WINGSURFER ENTERED THE MARKET – 2019 Kristian immediately saw the potential in wingsurfing. Especially surfing with wind, but in a super accessible way, that appealed to him. It is a combination of windsurfing and kite surfing, but much easier! You can start with an inflatable sup and inflatable wing. When you have the basics of wing surfing, and especially the control over your wing, you can quickly get on the water. Wingsurfing is new and the developments around materials are going fast. For example, you can wingsurf on a foilsup, a windsurf foil board, but now there are also boards available especially for wingsurfing. With strong winds, a small board around your own body weight is also possible. For this purpose, various wingsurf foil boards started to emerge on the market in 2020. However, to start with foil wingsurfing / foilwing, a board of more than 100L is often recommended, depending on your weight. If you also want to SUP foil with the board, we often recommend a board of more than 120 liters. If you weigh 80kg, you can wingsurf with a 5m2 wing and a large foil from about 15 knots. This is an indication, but I will gladly help you further in your search for the possibilities!
DO YOU NEED PERSONAL ADVICE FROM KRISTIAN?
Your best option is emailing us, but we are also available by phone.