HYDROFOIL ACADEMY AUSTRALIA

HYDROFOIL ACADEMY AUSTRALIA

Foil Progression Camp NSWBAWLEY POINT | EARLY BIRD PRICE $1595 OCT 13-15

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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.

CHOOSE YOUR LEVEL

Beginner Adults Beginner Progression Adults

Independent of your watersports background we teach you every aspect about hydrofoling, how to wingfoil and how to get autonomous as quick as possible. 
● Private Wingfoil Lesson● Semi-Private Wing Foil Lesson● Wingfoil Clinics Sydney (Sat & Sun)

Beginner Kids (9-16y)Beginner Progression Kids

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We offer Private Lessons & Holiday Camps for kids (9-16y) taught with gear and teaching styles tailored to kids to keep it fun and safe. Our coaches come equipped with a wealth of knowledge and experience, all the winging equipment and safety boat. 
● Private Wingfoil Lessons● Holiday Camps● Groups

Intermediate RidersIntermediate Kids (9-16y)

You are an intermediate rider and aiming to improve specific skills as jibes, tacks, foot switches and entry level freestyle moves. Book a private lesson and join our regular group training events. 
● Private Wingfoil Lesson● Semi-Private Wing Foil Lesson● Wingfoil Camps Sunshine Coast (3 days)● Regular Group Training Events

Expert & Pro Riders

We help Expert & Pro Riders to discover their full potential throughout all disciplines of Wingfoiling. 
● Race Course Training● Freestyle● Towing ● Functional Fitness● Athlete Management

HYDROFOIL SCHOOL

We teach you every aspect and discipline in hydrofoling; Wingfoiling, Downwinding, Proning but most of all how to get autonomous as quick as possible. 
● Wingfoil Group Clinics ● Private Wingfoil Lesson● Semi-Private Wing Foil Lesson● Tow Foiling Specific Lessons

HYDROFOIL COACHING

You are an intermediate wing-, prone and/or downwind foiler and wanna progress quickly on a specific skill set. Book a private or semi-private lesson with a foiling friend.
● Suitable for Wing-, Prone- and Downwinding● Private Wingfoil Lesson● Semi-Private Wing Foil Lesson● Jetski Wave Towing● Foil Assist Training

FOIL PROGRESSION RETREATS

Our three day retreats are at the most amazing foiling spot with one thing in mind: to drastically improve at the sport we love so much. 
We are getting started on Friday at lunch time and finishing on Sunday at 4pm. 
● All coaching & instruction● Jetski support● Accommodation included ● Test the latest and greatest equipment from North, Lift Foils, Armstrong, Ozone, Amos. 

HYDROFOIL SCHOOL KIDS (9-16)

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We offer Private Lessons & Holiday Camps taught with gear and teaching styles tailored to kids to keep it fun and safe. Our coaches come equipped with a wealth of knowledge and experience, all the winging equipment and safety boat. 
● Private Wingfoil Lessons● Holiday Camps● Group lessons (at request)

Learn to Wingfoil Sydney

Learn, Progress & Master Hydrofoiling at Sydney's #1 Foiling School

  • PRIVATE WINGFOIL LESSON

    1 Student per coach$355 for 2h | $525 for 3h | $850 for 5h

    • VIEW PRIVATE LESSON DETAILS

      Private wingfoil lessons are an excellent way to progress and learn the sport of wingfoiling. With one-on-one instruction from one of our licensed pro-instructors, the student will receive personalized attention and tailored guidance to progress quickly and safely. Private lessons can also be scheduled at a time that is convenient for the student, making it easier to fit lessons into a busy schedule. Overall, private wingfoil lessons offer a great opportunity to learn the sport in a comfortable and supportive environment. The student will be fully equipped with the latest wingfoil equipment for your lesson from the Hydrofoil Academy's Rental Shop.

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    SEMI-PRIVATE WINGFOIL LESSON

    2 Students per coach$235 for 2h | $300 for 3h | $495 for 5h (per student)

    • VIEW SEMI-PRIVATE LESSON DETAILS

      Semi-private wingfoil lessons are a great way to learn the sport of wingfoiling with a friend or family member. With two students and one instructor, semi-private lessons provide a personalized and social learning experience. Students can share the cost of the lesson and still receive individual attention and tailored guidance to help them progress quickly and safely. Semi-private lessons also offer the opportunity to learn from each other and share the excitement of learning a new sport together. Overall, semi-private wingfoil lessons are a fun, affordable, and effective way to learn and enjoy the thrill of wingfoiling. Students will be fully equipped with the latest wingfoil equipment for the lesson from the Hydrofoil Academy's Rental Shop.

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    WINGFOIL CLINICS SYDNEY (Sat & Sun)

    max of 4 Students per coach$990 for a 2 day camp (per student)

    • VIEW WINGFOIL CLINICS SYDNEY DETAILS

      LEARN TO FLY A HYDROFOIL & WIND WING HANDLING (Suitable 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. We will run the class Saturday & Sundays, from 8am to 3pm. COURSE STRUCTURESaturday Morning session● Theory, technique & dynamics of Hydrofoils● Muscle group engagement for Hydrofoiling● Hydrofoil towing behind a powered boat● 1h Lunch break
      Saturday Afternoon session● Theory, technique & dynamics of flying a wing● Basic handling of a wind wing on the beach● Wind wing handling, sailing directions● Manoeuvres: jibe ● Paddling with a wing
      Sunday Morning session● Warm up ● Revision of basic handling of a wind wing on the beach● Wind wing handling, sailing directions, working on upwind and foil engagement● Introduction to the tack● Practising jibes 
      Sunday Afternoon session● Wind wing handling, sailing directions, working on upwind and foil engagement
      All wingfoil equipment, boat and instructions are included. Participants only need to bring a wetsuit and their biggest smile ;-)

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    SCHOOL HOLIDAY WINGFOIL CAMPS 

    For kids aged 9-16 years of ageDuration: 5 day course from 9am-3pmMaximum group size: 12 participantsCost: $995 per student

    • VIEW SCHOOL HOLIDAY WINGFOIL CAMPS DETAILS

      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)
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      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

Hydrofoil Shop

FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ODERS ALL OVER AUSTRALIA. 

All products we sell we ride & fly ourselves. Any product you purchase with us can be either shipped or picked up at the Woollahra Sailing Club in Rose Bay or at our warehouse in Manly. 

Our Location

Wing Foiling and Surf Foil Training open All Year Round

Hydrofoil Academy is Australia's highest rated and most progressive Wingfoil school.
"Every day We Make New Hydrofoilers" and we are proud to contribute significantly to the growth of Australia's Wingfoil community. Our centre 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● Camps, Clinics & Holiday Camps● Shop & equipment hire● Hydrofoil Test Center
Our BrandsNORTH, FONE, LIFT, AMOS and FOIL DRIVE
Location address2 Vickery AvenueRose Bay, NSW 2029Australia

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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

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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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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