Foiling is a magical and almost unbelievable experience. The feeling of flying over the water on a specially made foiling windsurf board at fast speeds will have you grinning from ear to ear! If you’re a competent intermediate windsurfer and you can blast in foot straps, (Level 3 RYA), you’ll be ready to try foiling this summer.
We have the latest foiling boards from Starboard at our Vassiliki and Kos centres; and we’re even offering a free foiling taster session to experience this incredible sport. For more focussed tuition you can try our popular ‘First Flight’ courses which is a 3-4 hour beginner foiling course for a guest-special price of £99.
We offer all guests (Intermediate Level 3 standard) the chance to try foiling on our Starboard Foiling boards. It’s a 1 to 1.5 hour session designed to give you a taster of this fantastic sport. You will start with some onshore theory to go through launching and landing the equipment, as well as pumping and take off. Then you’ll head out on the water in RIB boats with an instructor in a small group of 3-4 pupils.
You will be connected by two-way radios so your instructor can lead you through the steps of taking your very first flight. You will need to register an interest for this free taster session in your ‘My Holiday’ area after booking.
This is the first course in the RYA WindFoil scheme, providing you with a basic introduction to foiling, how to take off and glide, as well as provide you with basic foiling knowledge. During this course you should achieve your first flight and learn the basic theory of foiling.
The session lasts 3-4 hours and is run by our expert foiling instructors. You will start with some onshore theory before heading out on the water with your instructor who will be in a support RIB nearby. You will be connected by two-way radios so your instructor can lead you through the steps of getting airborne.
We run the course in groups of 3-4 where possible, so pupils can rest in the support RIB while others take a turn. This way, the group can share knowledge and learn from the others.
This 12-hour course is generally run over two days. This course is designed to increase your confidence and ability to handle a foil and maintain control. You will start to feel more confident in techniques to steer and sustain foiling effectively. Assumed ability on starting this course will be of First Flights or above.
Bookable in resort. Express an interest using your ‘My Holiday’ area before you depart.
We like to think that we’ve made foiling easier for Intermediate windsurfers to achieve, through using the best kit (from Starboard) and the finest tuition from our own foiling instructors.
Our selection of easy-flight boards are dedicated foil boards and not boards adapted for foils. They help promote sustained flight and limit mistakes with features like extra ‘scoop’ in the nose to prevent bad landings.
Our foiling kit is generally prioritised for use on our First Flight courses and within our free taster sessions. If you already have a First Flight certificate you may free-sail our foiling equipment as local conditions allow.
New for 2018, the Foil 122 is thin for maximum foil control, with 100% sharp rail edges for early planing and a clean water release even when touching down. It is designed purely as a foil board. This helps to give the board more control, more performance and makes it more forgiving to foil compared to using a classic freeride windsurf board.
Continues as the balanced and stable foil board with a wider outline and a wider tail for more power and stability. The 95 cm wide outline coupled with a wide tail gives you a super-efficient shape that planes up early and gives you a high degree of control and leverage over the foil. The 241 cm length makes the board forgiving when dropping off the foil and helps the board take off.
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