Hydrofoil Academy AustraliaSydney's No.1 Wing Foiling School & 100% designated Hydrofoil Shop

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We are fast tracking your journey into Wingfoiling and Hydrofoiling

We live and breath wing- and hydrofoiling. Our passion for Wing Foiling and Hydrofoiling drove us to develop the Academy and to provide training in both disciplines to pave the way for the future of the Hydrofoil sport. 
Whether its is for the next Olympic Champion or your first flight over the water, we look forward to giving you a fast track into this truly amazing watersport. 

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    The Feeling of Levitating

    Whether you are an absolute newcomer to water sports without any previous wind and water knowledge or you are an experienced windsurfer, surfer, kiter or prone-foiler we can guarantee that Sail- & Wing Foiling will contribute to your happiness and skillset in an incredible way. 

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    So Easy Going

    Low material expenditure, unlike windsurfing or kiting you need a lot less wings. Equipment is super light and set up is done in only a few minutes. Student and instructor can communicate at all times via our long range two way communication device mounted on the all student helmets.  

  • Great Fitness & Strengthening

    A whole body & strengthening workout and yet it is not repetitive weight training; Suitable for light, small, heavy, tall, young and people up to 99 years of age.

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    All Year Round

    The low resistance of the foil in the water allows wing foiling in light, strong, gusty and patchy wind conditions. 

  • Low Risk of Injury

    The risk of injury is as low as when windsurfing. No dragging kites, no lines to get caught up, you don't need much space or the help of others to launch. For support and safety at all times, we are using helmets, protections vests, power boats & jetskis during most lessons.

Our Courses, Progression Clinics & Private Lessons

FULL DAY Learn to Wing Foil CourseSaturday

LEARN TO FLY A HYDROFOIL & WIND WING HANDLINGSuitable for Beginners

The perfect fast track training program for beginners who are looking to get into the sport of Wing Foiling. The course covers the basics of Wing Foiling and at completion you should be able to keep progressing on your own. This class runs usually on Saturday or Sundays, from 8am to 3pm.
Location: Woollahra Sailing Club or Northern Beaches (private groups only) COURSE STRUCTUREMorning session● Theory, technique & dynamics of Hydrofoils● Muscle group engagement for Hydrofoiling● Hydrofoil towing behind a boat ● 1h Lunch break
Afternoon session● Theory, technique & dynamics of flying a wing● Basic handling of a wind wing on the beach● Wind wing handling, sailing directions● Manoeuvres as jibe and tack
All wingfoil equipment, power boat and instructions are included. You only need to bring a wetsuit and your biggest smile ;-)
Choose your preferred date by clicking the button below. Alternatively feel free to give us a call on 0405 174 027 (Chris) or 0426 551 033 (Gav).
Dates: Click below for next available datesGroup size: 2-4 studentsPrice: from AUD495 pp

2 HOUR GROUP TOW FOIL CLASSLearn or Progress Thursday & Sunday

LEARN OR PERFECT TO FLY A HYDROFOIL BEHIND A BOATSuitable for Beginners, Intermediate & Expert Hydrofoilers

Our group tow foil classes are the perfect starting point to get you into the exciting sport of Hydrofoling. Our licensed instructors will teach you the principals about hydrofoiling, what it takes to take off, balance the foil and to start flying above the water. This class is also perfectly suited for any hydrofoilers who would like to perfect their pumping, prone surfing and or wingfoiling skills.
We run this class usually on Thursday late afternoon & Sunday mornings. If you are a group and have any special date requests, please call or message us.
Location: Woollahra Sailing Club or Northern Beaches (private groups only)
COURSE STRUCTUREMorning session ● Theory, technique & dynamics of Hydrofoils● Functional exercises for Hydrofoiling● Hydrofoil towing behind a boat
All hydrofoil equipment, power boat and instructions are included. We recommend to bring a wetsuit.
Choose your preferred time & date by clicking the button below. Alternatively feel free to give us a call on 0405 174 027 (Chris) or 0426 551 033 (Gav).
Dates: Click below for next available datesGroup size: 2-4 studentsPrice: from AUD150-$195 pp

MASTER WING FOIL CLASS

TAKE YOUR SKILLS TO THE NEXT LEVELSuitable for Intermediate & Expert Level

This 3h workshop is suitable for intermediate wingfoilers who are aiming to get started, improve or master in one or any of the listed skill set below:
● Becoming more efficient and dynamic wing foiler Standard jibe, Race Jibe, Heineken Jibe● Front- & Heelside Tack● Foot Switch● Jumping
ADDITIONAL PERKS:● Full access to test quiver from Armstrong, F-One, Takoon and Unifoil● Functional Fitness, strengthening and mobility exercises to improve your Wingfoiling.
Please click the button below to tell us a little about you and let us know your availability. Alternatively feel free to give us a call on 0405 174 027 (Chris) or 0426 551 033 (Gav).
Group size: 2-4 Duration: 3hPrice: AUD255 pp

PRIVATE LESSONAll week

ONE-ON-ONE PRO COACHING or SHARED PRIVATE LESSON (2pax)Suitable for Beginners, Intermediate & Expert Hydrofoilers

A 2h private session to build your skills with one of our Pro instructors. Suitable for any skill level and areas you would like to improve.
Areas of expertise: in depth manoeuvres training, race course training, freestyle, freestyle aerials, wave riding, down winders, open ocean training, surfprone, hydrofoil.
Choose your preferred date & time by clicking the button below. Alternatively feel free to give us a call on 0405 174 027 (Chris) or 0426 551 033 (Gav).
Dates: Click below for bookings or call us (avail. 7 days a week)Duration: 2hPrice Private lesson: AUD355 pp Price Shared Private lesson: AUD235 pp

SCHOOL HOLIDAY WINGFOIL CAMPS (9-16years of age)

GET YOUR KIDS INTO WINGFOILING (9-16 years old)

During school holidays we are running specifically designed 5 day Wingfoil Camps during school holidays for kids aged between 9 to 16 years.
Students are getting introduced to the exciting sport of Hydrofoiling in a structured and safe format. All aspects of Hydrofoiling leading to Wingfoiling will be covered during the 5 day course. To keep the attention spam high at all times, we integrated fun games, functional exercises and team building.
Our Wingfoiling Camps are suitable for kids aged 9years and above and run during all major school holiday periods throughout the year. Our school facility including our hydrofoil specific shop is based at the Woollahra Sailing Club, at 2 Vickery rd, Rose Bay, 2029 NSW.
All Hydrofoil Academy Australia courses are fun, safe and fully supervised by qualified Sailing Australia & Kiteboarding Australia instructors.
Maximum group size: 12 participants
The cost includes instruction, powered boat, wingfoil and other related equipment usage.
What to Bring-Board shorts, rashie and wetsuit (wetsuits & helmets can be purchased at our shop)-A change of warm clothes, towel-Sunscreen and hat/baseball cap-A packed lunch and drink (including snacks) (NO NUTS)- ...
Choose your preferred date & time by clicking the button below. For questions or more info, please give us a call on 0405 174 027 (Chris) or 0426 551 033 (Gav).
Dates: Click below for bookings or call us Duration: 5 days from 9am-3pm


Everything You Need To Know To Learn Wing Foiling

What is Wing Foiling and Surf Foiling

Wing Foiling is the combination of a wing, hold by the surfer/sailor and a hydrofoil mounted with a mast onto a surfboard. The wing which resembles a kitesurf kite or windsurf sail is handheld (no lines) and used to generate power to propel a surfer/sailor standing on a board with a hydrofoil underneath. When the wing is positioned to generate power the hydrofoil “lifts” the sailor and board above the water, giving the effect of floating or flying with ‘wings’ across the water.
Surf Foiling or Surf Prone is using a foil board or hydrofoil to surf.  These boards are essentially a surfboard with a hydrofoil that extends below the board into the water. In Surf Foiling the surfer paddles into a wave and once picking up some speed the hydrofoil develops lift and hovers the board above the surface of the water with the foil working in the water.  The Surf Foiling or Surf Prone discipline does not require anything else just the board.  The surfing/riding experience has limited friction resulting in higher speeds than a surfboard.
Read our article here about "Everything You Need To Know To Learn Wing Foiling"
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Latest Wing Foil, Surf Prone and Hydro foil related news & updates


Upcoming Wing Foil and Surf Foil Specials


  •  Sep 17Saturday


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    NEXT UPCOMING LEARN TO WING FOIL COURSE 

    Time: 9am-4pm
    Woollahra Sailing Club, Rose Bay


    This is your opportunity to get into the exciting sport of wing foiling. We are running full and half day courses usually on Saturday or/and Sundays. Click the button to see available dates. 


  •  July 9Saturday


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    TAKOON V2 WING TESTING EVENT 

    Time: 10am-2pm
    La Perouse, Rose Bay or Botany (TBC)

    The brand new V2 TAKOON Wings have arrived in Australia.

    We are giving you the opportunity to test this incredibly amazing wing and super keen to hear everybody's feedback.


  • EveryFri & Thu

    June - Oct

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    Special Beginner 1h Foil classes for only $125  

    Time: 7am-12pm

    Perfect for beginners or Prone Surfers who'd like to improve their skills. 


Wing Foiling and Surf Foil Training open All Year Round

We are determined to build a reputation as the best foiling school in the world. At the end of a long day’s work, our only regret is that we didn’t have more energy to keep going at it! Your satisfaction is our mission and we couldn’t be happier to be working in an industry that’s so in line with our passions!
The Academy is conveniently located in Rose Bay at the Woollahra Sailing Club. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced wing foiler, surf prone / hydro foiler, this Sydney harbour location not only offers Sydney's most amazing after work sunset sessions but also clear blue waters and fantastic wind conditions all year round.
Our Services● Group training for beginner to expert level ● Private lessons● Progression clinics● Equipment hire● Shop● Test Foil Center
Our BrandsArmstrong, Takoon, Ocean Rodeo, Starboard, Lift Foils, Slake
Location address2 Vickery AvenueRose Bay, NSW 2029Australia
Latitude Longitude: 33° 51′ S 151° 33″ E
ManagementGavin Blake, Co-founder | 0426 551 033Christoph Doerfel, Co-founder | 0405 174 027

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Hydrofoil Academy Australia's Sports Team

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Gavin Blake

Co-founder
Manager

Gav comes from a sailing and racing background. Competing for the British national team from a young age. He got into foiling during the early days of kiting and hasn’t look back since. You’ll now find him foiling all disciplines from sailing, prone surfing, kiting and winging. “I’m very passionate about foiling and I really want to push the race scene; I think this is going to be the future of wingfoiling and I want Hydrofoil Academy Australia to be at the forefront of this movement”.

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Chris Doerfel

Co-founder
Manager

Chris’s life has been dominated by the ocean, extreme sports, fitness and the outdoors. Developing a passion and drive for windsurfing early in life has been leading to the set up & operation of three well known kitesurfing schools in the middle east and being involved with the surf industry since. My latest love affair “Wing Foiling” initiated the next professional adventure: Hydrofoil Academy Australia. I can’t wait to contribute to the growth and development of this super exciting new water sport. 

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Grae Morris

Pro Instructor
Australian Sailing Squad

Grae Morris is a professional Athlete who is currently in the Australian Sailing Squad aiming to represent at the 2024 Olympics in the new IQ foiling windsurf category. He is at the cutting edge of the Wingfoil phenomenon. 

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Flynn Towmey

Pro Instructor
Australian Sailing Squad

An ocean fanatic; Living in Sydney harbour and competing around the globe in the international sailing classes for over 10 years; My focus is currently on the 18 foot Skiff Balmain Slake and my new found passion for wing-foiling. I have been foiling for more than last 3 years and I’m super pumped to share my knowledge, skills and love for the ocean; I get great satisfaction, helping others to fast track their foiling journey and to help them develop in this incredibly exciting sport 🤟🤟.

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Scarlette Morris

Instructor
Wingfoiling,Windsurfing

Scarlette is an experienced windsurf instructor who has now caught the Winging bug. She specialises in teaching Woman of all levels.

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Hydro Foil Gift Vouchers

Bring a HUGE smile to a very special person; Giving a highly unique experience of flying across the water. 

Vouchers are valid for 6 months and available at: 

$150 | $300 | $500 | Full & Half Day
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FAQ

HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WING FOILING OR SURF PRONE FOILING?

Below we give answers to the most frequently asked questions. Please feel free to get in touch at any time.

  • WHO CAN LEARN WING FOILING AND HYDRO FOILING?

    If you can swim we can teach you how to foil, without exception. Our structured three module approach allows students to build skills and confidence and learn foiling in the most effective way. Recommended minimum age: 9

  • HOW DIFFICULT IS WING FOILING?

    Wing foiling is much easier to learn than windsurfing or kitesurfing, especially for people under 99. It may take anywhere from a few days to several weeks to learn to wing foil. This will depend on your background experience, the conditions you're learning in, and the equipment you are using.

  • HOW MUCH WIND DO YOU NEED TO WING HYDRO FOIL?

    Much less than for kitesurfing. While you do not need much power once on foil, you still need enough power to lift off. Experienced wing foilers with a couple of wings at hand can enjoy anything from 8 to 40 knots!

  • DO YOU HAVE PRIVATE CLASSES?

    Yes. Our school is running both group and individual classes.

  • CAN I FOIL UPWIND WITH A HYDRO FOIL WING?

    Absolutely! The great thing about wing foiling is that it is such an efficient way to get around. 

  • HOW DO I SURF WITH A SURF WING FOIL?

    For anyone from a regular or a surf-foiling background the benefits are massive. You can use the wing to power yourself out into the line up and then, when ‘wave power’ takes over, you can just hold the wing behind you and simply focus on the ride. 

  • HOW DO I CHOOSE THE RIGHT HYDRO FOIL AND WING FOIL BOARD?

    As with starting any sport, you want to choose a board, wing and sail that is easy to learn on, but that you will not outgrow too quickly. Talk to us and we are happy to take you through all available options!

  • HOW DOES A HYDRO/ SURF FOIL WORK IN THE WATER?

    Foiling is basic physics and is like an airplane. The foil in the water has a similar shape to wings mounted to airplanes; Forward speed is created either by wind applied to a hand held sail (wing) or waves pushing the foil under water. As the surfer leans back on his back foot, the wing tilts more upright and creates more lift. If the surfer applies weight on his front foot, the wing, the lift decreases and the wing lands and board goes back to water surface. Lift can be generated by either waves pushing the foil/wing forward or wind energy in a sail or getting towed behind a boat.

Get in touch !

Feel free to contact us to ask any question or drop in to say Hello ;-) at the Sailing Club.

Company

HYDROFOIL ACADEMY AUSTRALIA PTY LTDABN 82 659 773 592

Address

Woollahra Sailing Club2 Vickery Ave, Rose Bay NSW 2029

Contacts

+61 (0) 405 174 027 (Chris D) +61 (0) 426 551 033 (Gav B) click here to email 

Insurance

Kiteboarding Australia, Wingfoil Centre

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