Hydrofoil or Wakeboard Lessons with Jetski
This lesson is designed to get you up riding and comfortable on a Hydrofoil or other board of your choosing. This is great training for kite foiling, wake foiling, surf foiling, windsurf foiling or SUP foiling! We can also tow you with a twin-tip Kiteboard, Wakeboard or Surfboard to dial in your board skills.
$150 an hour
Riding the board behind a jet-ski takes away all the stress of learning the kite and board skills at the same time. This allows one to practice in open water free from all obstructions with the steady, predictable pull of the ski. Learning to kite is all about marrying your kite skills with your board skills. We find that some students without board sports backgrounds develop their ability with the kite faster than with the board. This lesson is designed to save you time, money and frustration by amplifying your board learning time.
This Lesson** is a great option for all Wakeboarder, Surfers, Paddleboarders, Kiteboarders, Windsurfers and others wanting to learn how to ride a hydrofoil*. Whether ones goal is to learn how to learn kite-foiling, wake-foiling, surf-foling, windsurf-foiling or SUP-foiling; this is a great starting point. It is a great foundation for any foiling activity. WE WILL PROVIDE THE FOIL AND BOARD!!
Hydrofoiling using a lifting surface, or foil, that operates in water. They are similar in appearance and purpose to aerofoils used by airplanes however the lift is created in the water instead of the air. As a hydrofoil (or wing) gains speed beneath the board, the hydrofoils lift the board and rider out of the water. Being above the water greatly decreases drag. This allows for increased speeds, better angles upwind while sailing, the ability ride ocean swell and just an overall amazing feeling. It’s like riding a magic carpet!
There are no real prerequisites needed to be pulled with the jetski on a kiteboard, wakeboard or surfboard. Our goal here is usually to teach you the necessary board skills required for kiteboarding.
If you are taking a hydrofoil lesson, then some prior board experience is highly recommended such as kiteboarding, surfing, wakeboarding, standup paddleboarding or snowboarding . We teach our hydrofoil lessons on a buoyant paddleboard so it is as easy as possible. Students with decent board skills going into the lesson typically take 1-2 lessons to feel comfortable with the feeling of foiling.
In this lesson you will:
– Get yourself to the 520 Slick boat ramp
– Cruise to open, chop-protected waters of the Banana River
– Work on any skills needed to get up on the board
– Learn how to ride a board or hydrofoil while being pulled behind a jetski
– Work on pumping the hydrofoil if desired
– Practice carving and holding an edge if using a kiteboard
– Become comfortable in both “goofy” and “regular” stances if desired
– Master turning and 180-degree transitions
– Have a great time getting towed around by our powerful jet-ski!
– Have the ability to work on advanced board skills such as edge and pop (jumps)
Suggested items to bring with you on the day of your lesson:
4.) Booties (water shoes)
6.) Wetsuit (if needed)
Lessons will typically meet at the shop and then head to the 520 Slick located below:
Call or email us today to schedule a lesson! You can also purchase a Gift Certificate through our online store now at the link below. This can be purchased for yourself or a loved one. Appointments can then be made later when it’s convenient for the recipient.