Wake & Pump Foil Academy is the #1 online learning course designed for user-friendly wake & pump foiling progression.

Your learning journey will include learning how to ride lessons, safety, tips, and tricks for handling gear, managing expectations, how and when to progress to the next level. Master instructor and pro wakeboarder Jeff McKee welcome's you to the foiling community while teaching you all the skills you need to start learning with confidence. He will then have you become a proficient foiler behind the boat and off the dock.

  • Wake & Pump Foil Academy offers six introductory chapters that include over 20 classroom videos and on-the-water video lessons with diagrams.

  • It's free!

  • Learn at your own pace.

  • Mobile and desktop friendly.

  • Learn in a comprehensive, structured, and organized manner. No more watching hundreds of YouTube videos to find a specific technique.

  • Learn one-on-one with master instructor, Jeff McKee.

  • Ask questions to our instructors, or share your experiences with other students in the Foiling 101 community section

  • Receive gear discounts at participating retailers through our Foil Academy Rewards Program

Wake & Pump Curriculum

Please enroll in the Wake & Pump Academy to view all lessons and videos

  • 1

    Welcome to Foil Academy for the wake and pumping

    • Course overview

  • 2

    Chapter 1: Learning the hydrofoil ecosystem

    • 1.1 What it takes (skill level check in)

    • 1.2 Where to learn

    • 1.3 The gear we use

    • 1.4 Glossary

  • 3

    Chapter 2: Handling & assembling equipment with Brandon Scheid

    • 2.1 Hover Glide assembly

    • 2.2 Hover Glide quick start guide

    • 2.3 Phantasm carbon foil assembly.

    • 2.4 Phantasm quick start guide

  • 4

    Chapter 3: Safety & equipment overview

    • 3.1 Essential safety equipment

    • 3.2 Proper equipment handling techniques on and off the boat

  • 5

    Chapter 4: Learning to fly

    • 4.1 Foil and mast selection

    • 4.2 Jumping in the water

    • Wake products used in this lesson

    • 4.3 First flight & sustaining flights

    • 4.4 Evolution of flight

  • 6

    Chapter 5: Essential skills

    • 5.1 Exploring the pump

    • Wake products used in this lesson

    • 5.2 Letting go of the rope

  • 7

    Chapter 6: Whats next?

    • 6.1 The future looks bright

The feeling of foiling will change your life.

It's a reward everyone in the foil community enjoys. You will too—we guarantee it!