It is beyond a doubt that eFoiling is one of the most exciting ways to cruise across waves or calm sea waters if you live near Sarasota’s gorgeous coastline. This may be as close to “walking on water” as we’ll ever come. However, as you might suspect, there is a decent learning curve for anyone who wishes to do so without crashing into the water a bunch.
The good news is that it’s not hard to eFoil like a pro if you take your time and follow these helpful suggestions.
Begin on Your Stomach
As you might have guessed, eFoiling requires good balance, which means you aren’t going to just “hop” on the board and get going. Especially for novice eFoilers, it’s better to start on your stomach, using your elbows on top of the board to gain stability. Here, you’ll take a few moments to get used to the water, including how the board handles the waves.
Move to Your Knees
Next, pull your knees up to the front of the board, where your elbows were previously. This allows you to take more control of your center of gravity; shifting more weight toward the front.
Take a Stand
Then, there’s the moment of truth where you’ll stand on top of the board (one leg at a time). Beginners may want to keep one knee on the board and remain semi-crouched for a little longer. Once you’re confident, it will be time to pivot that other foot firmly on top of the board, and prepare to start foiling.
Gain Full Control of the Board & Begin Foiling
Once you have a firm balance, it’s time to engage the eFoil. This involves slowly gaining a feel for the ups and downs of the waves. You’ll feel like you’re going back and forth between leaning forward and coming back down as you negotiate the waves.
Other Helpful eFoiling Tips
Just like with surfing, it’s better for new eFoilers to pursue calmer waters rather than wavy/turbulent sea conditions. Also, never allow a few failures to discourage you. Some beginners may require a couple of hours to become comfortable with things before really eFoiling across the water. Prior surfing experience may hasten this, but there’s always a slight learning curve for almost everyone.
Visit Sarasota eFoil for Support & Top-Notch Equipment
Finally, if you’d like to learn more, then we recommend joining us for a few practice sessions. This gives you the opportunity to learn with a patient eFoil expert before buying your own equipment. Of course, once you have the hang of it, we can also help you select an eFoil model to purchase.
Sarasota eFoil is your one-stop shop for everything you need to enjoy this novel new watersports hobby. If you’d like to learn more, then you’re welcome to reach us anytime at 941-799-5722.