Wing Foiling vs Wind Foiling – Which to Choose?

Foiling has been a revolution for windsurfing and will continue to grow in the coming years, but even dedicated windfoilers have to admit there’s something new catching their attention. The new sport “wingfoiling” is emerging and getting a lot of interest. Wing foiling seems to sit between kitefoiling and windfoiling. Winging combines great aspects of […]

PWA New Foil Slalom Format – What the Pros Say

Until now, foiling and slalom were two separate disciplines, and each had some dedicated events in 2019. Many were frustrated because having more flexibility between foiling and slalom gear would have offered more racing opportunities instead of waiting on the beach, for example during events like Marignane and Costa Brava in 2019. In Marignane, the […]

How to Choose the Right Windfoil Equipment

Buying a windfoil kit isn’t a straightforward or simple task, especially if you’re newer to the sport. There are so many decisions to make for each main component. You need to choose sizes for the wing, mast, foil mast, and wing. You need to decide on shape/design. You need to decide between carbon and aluminum. […]

Windsurfing Stall Speed and Windfoil Jibes

Words: Tez Plavenieks, Pics: James Jagger When most riders initially get into windfoiling, it’s because they want to fly in light winds and cruise along using as small a sail as possible. The hydrofoil industry has reacted to this trend with new equipment that more easily facilitates this: bigger foil wings that boast earlier lifting […]

Mantafoils Mono Review [Affordable Carbon Foil?]


The VerdictThe modularity of the Mantafoil Mono makes it an ideal entry-level hydrofoil for anyone with a limited budget. If you’re really interested in tinkering with different foil setups, this is also a great option as you can get a lot of different pieces without breaking the bank.WZ Rating9.1The GoodModular system lets you fine-tune and […]

Best Places to Learn Windsurfing

Have you always wanted to learn how to windfoil? Embarking on a holiday dedicated to hydrofoil windsurfing can be one of the easiest, quickest and most enjoyable ways to get into this exciting sport. Windfoil Zone has tested and can highly recommend Planet Windsurf Holidays. They are experts on where to go for the best windsurfing […]

Philippe Caneri, Founder of Horue [Interview]

We are super stoked to have interviewed Philippe Caneri, one of the precursor of the foiling fever we are experiencing nowadays. Kitefoiling, windfoiling and now foil-pumping have probably never been so popular without him and his brand Horue. Thank you Philippe! WZ: Hi Philippe. Horue is one of the first brands to have commercialized hydrofoils […]

Windfoil Tuning Tips from Experts

Once you get comfortable on your windfoil kit the next question we all run into is “how can I make my setup more efficient, more comfortable, more performant”? Tuning your windfoil can be a long road to the perfect fit, but once you achieve it you feel at one with the wind and water. Here […]

Interview with Renaud Barbier of Mantafoils

Name: Renaud Barbier Citizenship: French Age: 39 years Home spot / home town: Dubai Windfoil Zone: Renaud, tell us a little bit about yourselves and Mantafoils Renaud Barbier: I am an engineer and have been designing and building my first foils back in 2003. In 2008 I started to build foils for friends and finally […]