Foil Surfing

Foil Surfing – A new way to surf

Are you ready to soar above water- literally? 

Devoted surfers now have the chance to learn and experience Foil Surfing on Crete!

But let’s take everything from the beginning!

What is Foil Surfing? 

Foil surfing — or foil boarding or hydro foiling or just foiling is the ‘new’ windsurfing; 

or, the latest water sports craze! 

It’s a light wind windsurfing, which means that you can even surf when the wind is not so strong. In other words, you can go wind foiling from 8 knots, and still have a good time!

Is Foil Surfing easy? 

You actually need to be an experienced surfer in order to start learning how to foil surf.  

A trainer, a foil board, the right beach and a helmet are required for your first lesson or hours on the board!

What is a foil board and how does it work?

A foil board or hydrofoil board is a surfboard with a hydrofoil underneath, which extends the board into the water. When the board gets speed, then the hydrofoil lifts the board out of the water. 

A foil windboard , with a moderately sized sail, can achieve speeds over 6 knots faster than the apparent wind. Furthermore, because of the smaller surface area that touches the water, tighter turns are easier to perform.

Foil Windsurfing on Crete

GONE SURFING CRETE is the place to foil boarding on Crete! The windsurf station is located on the eastern part of the island, on Kouremenos beach. GSC is one of the very few windsurf stations around the world providing windsurf foil equipment and lessons to potential foil surfers. 

Kouremenos beach is one of the best places for windsurfing and foil windsurf  – the wind conditions are among the top in the world, with bonus features the golden sandy beach and the tamarisk trees.

Hydrofoil surfing price at GSC: 

1h private lesson, material included: 90€

2h private lesson, material included: 160€

Distance from Vasia Hotels & Villas:

Vasia Ormos : 86.5km

Elounda Eleon Villas & Suites: 92km

Vasia Resort & Spa : 109km 

Vasia Village : 109km

Vasia Villas: 111km

Zephyros Beach: 120km 

Vasia Boulevard: 125km 

Vasia Royal: 135km

Contact Gone Surfing Crete for more information or bookings 

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