Wingfoiling / Wingsurfing near Rye East Sussex

 Rye Watersports is based on a large inland lake on the Kent and Sussex border near Camber Sands only one hour’s drive from London.   It is a perfect location for anyone learning watersports or for more experienced sailors to hone their skills. The flat inland lake makes it a safe place to learn but because it is only a short distance from the sea benefits from sea breezes. We are an accredited BKSA RYA centre and have been teaching on the lake since 1986.

Wingsurfing, Wingfoiling, Wingboarding are just some of the names given to this exciting new water sport! It shares similarities to many others you might be familiar with from SUPing to Windsurfing to Kitesurfing.  This thrilling sport opens up a whole new avenue of fun on the water. Unlike kitesurfing, with Winging there is no limit to where you can go, no lines, no harnesses just you, your wing and the board. Why not come down and try?

Winging is also loved by many due to how fast the progression is from ‘Learning to Wingsurf‘, ‘Learning to Wingfoil‘ to then taking your first flight is only a weekend course away!


Wingtro – Intro to Wingsurfing – £99.00

Learn how to:

  • Rig/carry your Wingsurf kit safely
  • How to hold and power on beach
  • How to get onto board with wing
  • Kneel / stand on your Wingsurf board
  • Learning  to move across the wind

Wingtro Course details:

  • 3hrs tuition ‘Wingtro’ to the sport!
  • 1:4 ratio
  • Pre-requisite for the ‘Learn to Wingfoil’ course

 

Learn to Wingsurf – £99.00

Learn how to:

  • Learning how to control, manoeuvre, power and de-power the wing in both directions
  • Generate and control speed using wing and trimming effectively
  • Basic turns
  • Making ground into wind
  • Waterstart / getting back on the board
  • Getting safely back to your start point

Wingtro Course details:

  • 3hrs tuition ‘Wingtro’ to the sport!
  • 1:4 ratio
  • Pre-requisite for the ‘Learn to Wingfoil’ course

Wingfoil first flights – £99.00

Course :

  • Recap over Wingsurfing if required
  • Land rigging and ground handling session
  • How to hold and balance with one handed flying!
  • Launching and ground handling / entering the water
  • Kneeling and gaining momentum to stand
  • Standing and rising from displacement to foiling mode across the wind
  • Turning around
  • Water start / getting back on the board
  • Self rescue techniques

Wingpro Course details:

  • 3hrs tuition
  • 1:4 ratio (1 instructor, 4 students, 2 boards & wings)
  • All you need to know to experience the thrill of your first take off, once you’ve experienced it, you’ll never look back.
  • A wingtro taster session is a pre-requisite for this course, and should be completed first.

 

Wingfoiling – Sustained Flights – £99.00

 

Learn how to:

  • Recap over the Wingpro course
  • Achive longer, sustained flights, holding ground upwind and downwind 
  • Transitions, gybing, tacking, heelside and toeside.

Wingpro Course details:

  • 1 day course 3 hrs
  • 1:4 ratio (With center kit or own kit)
  • All you need to know to experience the thrill of your first take off, once you’ve experienced it, you’ll never look back.
  • A wingpro session is a pre-requisite for this course, and should be completed first.

 

Private tuition £55.00

Learn how to:

  • Bespoke lesson to suit your needs
  • Receive additional support on any aspect of Wingsurfing / Wingfoiling

Private tuition details:

  • 1 hrs bespoke tuition
  • 1:1 ratio
  • A one to one lesson can be for someone of any ability.

 

Q & A

Some common questions we often receive answered here.
Or please call the office on 01797 225238 if you have anything at all to ask.

 

Just a towel! We provide all wetsuits and personal safety equipment.
We recommend that all our lake users use some kind of footwear when on our courses. Wetsuit boots are the most appropriate and can be bought from our shop. (Jelly shoes, are inappropriate)
No matter, we use the latest equipment and teaching methods to ensure you are up and cruising at the earliest opportunity.