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Wing Foil Competitions in 2020

Even though we’re still finding our feet with this new sport of wing foiling, the competitions have kicked off in super style and 2020 has shown some promising results!

Wing Foil Tour 2020

This comp kicked off this year with a national championship across different venues in Italy, to determine who would be crowned the Italian champion. There was originally talk of four events, however, with all the Covid-19 issues this resulted in only three being announced, and the last of these had to be cancelled. But the first two events were well attended and had plenty of races to windle down to an overall winner.

Race I

Location: Cecina Mare, Tuscany
Date: 5-6 September 2020

Out of 10 riders, it was 14 year old Riccardo Zorzi who flew easily to the finish line, winning the first ever podium on the Italian Wing Foil Championship.


1st: Riccardo Zorzi (Ensis / Moses Hydrofoil / MB Boards)
2nd: Paolo Migliorini (RRD)
3rd: Roberto Ricci (RRD)

Wing foil tour first podium
The first podium at Wing Toil Tour 2020. Photo credit: Wing Foil Tour

Race II

Location: Malcesine, Lake Garda
Date: 19-20 September 2020

Dominating in all disciplines, Balz Muller’s technical level was impressive, demonstrating an infinite quantity and quality of maneuvers giving us a view of the future of this sport.


1st: Balz Müller (Ensis /Moses/MB Boards)
2nd: Riccardo Zorzi (Ensis/Moses/MB Boards)
3rd: Paolo Migliorini (RRD)

Race III

Location: Porto Pollo, Sardinia
Date: 31 October – 1 November 2020


Italian Wing Foil Championship 2020 Overall Standings

  1. Riccardo Zorzi
  2. Paolo Migliorini
  3. Balz Müller
  4. Roberto Ricci
  5. Andrea Fazio
  6. Matteo Guazzoni
  7. Giuseppe Airoldi
  8. Edoardo Vivian
  9. Paolo Mariotti
  10. Mattias Muller
Wing foil tour three wing foil racers
Photo credit: Martina Orsini / Foiling Week

Next season

A second national championship has been announced for next year as well as a new international event for 2021, which will see races taking place in South Africa, Europe, France, Italy and Brazil!

Read more on Wing Foil Tour

Global Wingsports Association (GWA)

The world’s first international wingsports association with founding members Airush, Cabrinha, Duotone, Fanatic, F-One, Manera, North, Ocean Rodeo and Slingshot. These guys aim to develop guidelines and provide information, as well as develop an international competition format for the multiple disciplines of wing-foiling.


The first event kicked off at EngadinWind, held on the beautiful Lake Silvaplana in the Swiss Alps on 16-17 August, with two full days focussed on racing and freestyle madness.

With a diverse field of riders representing four nations (the youngest rider aged 12) it was foiling veteran Balz Müller who claimed victory in the race discipline on day one.

Day two was packed with freestyle action, dominated by Swiss national Michael Näf.

The overall results over the two days:

1st: Balz Müller
2nd: Michael Näf
3rd: Henning Nockel

King of the Wing

The second event was held in at Altmühlsee lake in Germany on 2-3 October, again seeing race and freestyle disciplines.

With dwindling winds for the freestyle comp on day two, the organisers quickly reacted to switch the format to a Super Session so competitors could show their best riding and most innovative tricks. 

This saw three categories including Best Glide, which went to Linus Pünder, Best Style, which was won by newcomer and youngest competitor Finn Flügel (12 years old), and Best Jump was claimed by Henning Nockel, securing his overall win and new title: King of the Wing 2020! 

Test stations were also set up by Duotone, Fanatic and Starboard which allowed riders and spectators a chance to test the newest gear and have a chat with the pros.

Overall rankings:

1st: Henning Nockel
2nd: David Martin
3rd: Linus Pünder

SuperFoil Fortaleza: GWA Wing Foil Super Grand Slam

The third event was the recent SuperFoil Fortaleza in Brazil on 10-14 November. This four day event saw surf freestyle and super session heats. Balz Muller put in a hero’s effort across all disciplines, but it was Frenchman Titouan Galea who took the first ever GWA WingFoil Surf Freestyle Champion title.

Best Super Session Results:

Freestyle rider at Superfoil 2020

1st Titouan Galea (F-One) 
2nd Michael Näf (Ensis)
3rd Maxime Chabloz (F-One)
4th Balz Müller (Ensis)

1st Liana Maia (Duotone)
2nd Leysa Perotti (Duotone)

Overall rankings:

1st: Titouan Galea
2nd: Balz Muller
3rd: Fernando Novaes

1st: Leysla Perotti
2nd: Paula Novotna
3rd: Layla Maia

The next round is coming up on 27-30 December in Tarifa, Spain and we are looking forward to the coverage and action!

Read more on Global Wingsports Association

Racers at Superfoil 2020
Photo credit: Roman Tsova / GWA

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Hover Wing Foil Board Size

Below is a rough guide to help determine Hover Wing Foil board size based on rider weight and skill level. A “beginner” rider is considered as someone with no previous board sport experience.

Keep in mind that additional factors, such as wind conditions, foil, and kite wing size will play an important role in the selection of the right board size.

As a rule of thumb, we recommend erring on the side of a more buoyant board with a volume that matches rider weight (for example, an 80kg rider will need at least an 80L board or larger). Riding a “sinker” will work in locations with steady, strong winds, while floatier boards prove to be a safer choice as they allow the rider to get back to shore even if the wind drops under a foilable limit.

40 L:
Not recommended for beginners or intermediate
Up to 70 kg for advanced/highly skilled riders

50 L:
Not recommended for beginners or intermediate riders
Up 75 kg for advanced/highly skilled riders

60 L:
Not recommended for beginners
Intermediate riders up to 45 kg
Advanced and highly skilled riders up to 85 kg

75 L:
Not recommended for beginners
Intermediate riders up to 55 kg
Advanced riders up to 90 kg

85 L:
For beginners up to 50 kg
Intermediate riders up to 70 kg
Advanced riders up to 100 kg

95 L:
For beginners up to 60 kg
Intermediate riders up to 80 kg
Advanced riders up to 105 kg

110 L:
For beginners up to 80 kg
Intermediate riders up to 95 kg
Advanced riders up to 115 kg

125 L:
For beginners up to 95 kg
Intermediate riders up to 105 kg
Advanced riders up to 130 kg

140 L:
For beginners up to 115 kg
Intermediate riders up to 125 kg
Advanced riders up to 160 kg