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Learn to Foil in Hawaii

Learn to Foil in Hawaii

Learn to Foil on Oahu

If you are thinking about learning how to foil, you are in for a wild ride.  You will feel like a total kook again and like a little grom catching the first waves.  Before you jump in, inform yourself as much as possible and learn from someone that already went through the hard lessons.

We get asked almost daily about SUP foiling lessons.  Unfortunately, for liability reasons, Blue Planet does not offer foil lessons, rentals or demos.

We highly recommend taking lessons.  It makes the learning curve much safer and easier.   We refer customers to one of our four talented foiling friends who offer private lessons.  We only make the referral and are not receiving any compensation or have any affiliation with these independent instructors:

  • Greg Matson offers private SUP/ surf foil as well as wing foil lessons.  Start behind a boat with helpful instructions, Greg has a big selection of quality gear to optimize your experience, the best way to reach Greg is by sending a text message to: 808 342 3079
  • Jeff Chang/ Wet Feet Hawaii-  Before you head into the surf, start with a lesson from Jeff and have him take you foiling behind his jet sky in calm water.  He will go exactly the right speed and give you helpful pointers.  Most are able to fly the foil in the first session.  Once you feel comfortable with the foiling sensation while towing, you will have a much easier time attempting to foil in the surf or wing foiling.  Here is the link to book a foil lesson with Jeff: http://wetfeet.rezgo.com/details/112814/foiling-lesson
  • Learn to foil on an electric foil board with Hawaii Foil Experience.com here: https://hawaiiefoilexperience.com/?ref=edasie4ibgzg  and use this discount code for a $35 discount:BLUEPLANETCREW
  • When you are ready to go into the surf,  Sam Pa'e is the Foil Sensei who has gotten countless people into the sport and having great fun. To contact Sam, please email him at: [email protected]
  • Leleo Kinimaka also offer foil lessons, he is one of the best foil surfers in Hawaii and if you want to take your foiling to the next level, you should contact him at 808 343 3061.

So: start with a lesson behind a boat or jet ski with a good instructor, you will not regret it.  Jeff and Greg have the right equipment available to make it easier to get up on foil and get the feel for it, it will save you days of flailing in the surf.

Jeff Chang also offers wing foiling lessons.  Click here for a playlist of wing foiling videos with countless tips.

We do have lots of foil videos on our youtube channel that are helpful to watch, see below for some instructional foil videos, but nothing beats a one on one lesson with someone who went through the learning process, has mastered foiling and can guide you.  It's not just that but they will take you to the right place to learn safely on the proper gear.

Good luck and enjoy but watch out, you might get hooked.

Aloha, Robert Stehlik

 

 

Comments

  1. Robert  Stehlik Robert Stehlik

    It really depends on the conditions, a small, uncrowded crumbly wave is best. Kahului harbor is popular but best to find a spot that is not crowded.

  2. Gustavo Neiva de Medeiros Gustavo Neiva de Medeiros

    If you had to pick one spot to learn to prone and sub foil in Hawaii and you could already foil behind a jet ski, what would it be ?

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