Learn to Wind Foil with Foil Academy

WIND FOIL ACADEMY

STEP BY STEP LEARNING FOR ALL ASPECTS OF FOILING WITH A WINDSURFER | taught by Tony Logosz

Course description

Welcome to Windsurf Foil Academy!

Windsurf Foil Academy is a comprehensive online instructional course designed for user-friendly windsurfing foil progression. The course utilizes Slingshot’s multi-mast Foiling Flight School system and with our Windsurf Foil. We break the learning process down to the basics, and in nearly a 10 different chapters we cover the skills you will need to become a proficient foiler.

This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn how to foil in a safe and structured manner. We highly recommend learning with the 15" mast. You to start with a short mast and increase to the full size as your skills progress. After this course you will be handling and talking about your foil like a pro. There’s still a wealth of valuable information, tips and tricks to take away from each lesson.

Slingshot’s industry-leading riders and designers cover everything from basic foil behavior, design and hydrodynamics to getting up, riding, wake surfing and advanced transitions. As you follow along with the course, you’ll learn valuable skills, tips and tricks that you can apply directly to your in-water progression.

Foil Academy is organized into sequential lessons that allow you to progress at your own pace. As you advance through the course, keep in mind that it’s a work in progress. We value user feedback and encourage you to send us tips on how we can improve the course for the future.

Stay in touch at: info@slingshotsports.com

Tony  Logosz
Tony Logosz
Slingshot Co Founder, Creator, Artist, Life Long Windsurfing Enthusiast.

Reviews (13)

Good work!

by Jesper Orth
Good work Tony and the Slingshot team. Great with the video clips and tips how to progress. Really helpful. Product is excellent. Actually dropped my new foil in the river in Perth after only a few minutes. Totally my own mistake that I didn't do the bolts up proberly (or got the right size). Anyway it was gone for 3 months until the water cleared up a bit and a friend found it :). After a bit of cleaning it was good to go again and I'm now hooked to the new sensation of flying. Looking closer at other products the Slingshot it really well made. So far I have no problem using it in a older slalom board 75cm wide. I also like that you can tune a bit with the switch fuselage and can upgrade the front foils easy if you want. Cheers Jesper Orth AUS 10

wow thank you

by tom coyle
this was an amazing start to a journey I would like to take. thank you tony for your straight forward understandable lessons. combined with wonderful, beautiful video. you and your team have done a wonder job in helping people to learn to foil. all the best to you and your team..............tom

Great course . . . and free too! Much appreciated

by Blake Auchincloss
I'm a long-time windsurfer who is thinking of giving foiling a try, but didn't want to buy a bunch of expensive equipment without learning a bit more about the "learning curve" first. Foil Academy is a great format and gave me a good feel for the difference between foiling windsurfing and standard windsurfing, a good idea for the additional skill sets needed to foil successfully, and a detailed overview of the equipment needed. I especially appreciated the tutorial videos about the step-by-step instruction from foil windsurfing beginners to the more advanced lessons on set-up and jibing. Thanks so much for the course . . . . I really appreciate the efforts to share your experience with "newbies" and the "free tutorial" format. Cheers and happy foiling!
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Good work!

by Jesper Orth
Good work Tony and the Slingshot team. Great with the video clips and tips how to progress. Really helpful. Product is excellent. Actually dropped my new foil in the river in Perth after only a few minutes. Totally my own mistake that I didn't do the bolts up proberly (or got the right size). Anyway it was gone for 3 months until the water cleared up a bit and a friend found it :). After a bit of cleaning it was good to go again and I'm now hooked to the new sensation of flying. Looking closer at other products the Slingshot it really well made. So far I have no problem using it in a older slalom board 75cm wide. I also like that you can tune a bit with the switch fuselage and can upgrade the front foils easy if you want. Cheers Jesper Orth AUS 10

wow thank you

by tom coyle
this was an amazing start to a journey I would like to take. thank you tony for your straight forward understandable lessons. combined with wonderful, beautiful video. you and your team have done a wonder job in helping people to learn to foil. all the best to you and your team..............tom

Great course . . . and free too! Much appreciated

by Blake Auchincloss
I'm a long-time windsurfer who is thinking of giving foiling a try, but didn't want to buy a bunch of expensive equipment without learning a bit more about the "learning curve" first. Foil Academy is a great format and gave me a good feel for the difference between foiling windsurfing and standard windsurfing, a good idea for the additional skill sets needed to foil successfully, and a detailed overview of the equipment needed. I especially appreciated the tutorial videos about the step-by-step instruction from foil windsurfing beginners to the more advanced lessons on set-up and jibing. Thanks so much for the course . . . . I really appreciate the efforts to share your experience with "newbies" and the "free tutorial" format. Cheers and happy foiling!

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING

by Jim Karabasz
This kind of info and R&D is how you properly grow a sport for everyone. We here at EXTREME WINDSURFING in New Jersey are 100% behind

Windsurf foiling

by james kimball
Thanks for the great free tutorial. The learning curve is steep with the graduated mast system. It was 10 years since I had last windsurfed. I am windsurfing again for the very first time!

GREAT COURSE

by Adolf Allesch
Tony is a great instructor. Suggestion, Need more specifics on tuning (foot straps vs. mast track, ect.). 25 yrs of windsurfing...always great to learn new stuff

Nice intro to the (sub) sport

by D mckee
Trying to decide on the investment ... poor land locked lake sailor. HUGE investment but I love the potential... interesting the bit on puff hunting. Since our season is Oct-early May, looking for a way to extend the season in our puffy (or non existent) summer winds and this seems to be a good fit. Older, more efficient (I usually sail about a meter smaller than my mates) ... like the idea of bring the younger into the fold ... not so crazy about the bleeding edge so glad to see the subsport maturing. I would like to see the discussion / Q and A posted (maybe with the identifiers stripped out to keep the intimidated from posting). I am really jazzed and have started my "change jar (laughs at self). Nice work and thank you.

Thanks Slingshot!

by William Henderson-Frost
This was great! I'm excited to join the movement. Going to Windance tomorrow!

The course is good, so is the gear!

by Carl Spiess
I purchased the Singshot wind foil even before the course was posted on the site. I started the first day behind a boat with the 24 inch mast to get the sense of it. https://vimeo.com/218466478 Then I watched the course and this is my 4th day out on the wind foil with a sail: https://vimeo.com/224015714 I expect to be on the full sized mast on my 6th or 7th day. Gybing, well that will be a while.

Next generation is going to fly

by Jeremy Litchfield
Great.. Free..inspiration and well explained...Thank you and well done.

thank you

by Gary Home
there is quite a bit of mystery, some junk gear, and maybe a little sleight of hand in foils and so I appreciate the information, the personality, and approach you've put together - very nice work! thanks :)

Mising Movies

by Frank ter Weele
The course is nice. Unfortunately (but obvious) is no other brands are included as a comparison. But what i'm really missing are the movies.

Incomplete web page

by jon Asay
Makes me wonder if the quality of there product is about the same as this web page. Why would you put a incomplete page up and think that it will help you sell your product? On a side note cool video at Ensenada de Muertos Sailed there on a alpha speed needle in 89'