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Wing Foiling Lessons - Gorge Lyle Wa

Operating 7 days a week | June 1st to September 3rd

Wing Foiling Lessons - Gorge Lyle WA

Ready to embark on an exhilarating wing foiling adventure? Look no further! Our beginner wing lessons are designed to provide you with the best value, safety, and thorough introduction to this amazing sport. Our team of expert instructors are dedicated to equipping you with all the necessary skills and knowledge to confidently take on wing foiling.

When you book a beginner wing foiling lesson with us, we provide you with all the necessary gear tailored to your size and weight, ensuring an optimal experience based on the wind conditions. Our lessons are a minimum of 2.5 hours and cover a comprehensive range of skills. 

You’ll learn essential techniques such as setup, dry land wing control, wind theory, points of sail, and more. We’ll guide you in “cruising” both ways on your knees, mastering the transition from kneeling to standing, and controlling your speed and upwind angle while riding the board without the foil. You’ll even have the thrilling opportunity to experience “first touch and goes” as you learn to foil.

To enhance your learning experience, we provide boat assistance with every lesson at no additional cost. Our commitment to your safety and enjoyment ensures that you receive the highest quality instruction from experienced instructors using the latest equipment.

To join us for your wing foiling lesson, simply meet us at our shop located at 34 State Street (Hwy 14) in Lyle, Washington. From there, we will transport you to the sandbar in our dinghy from the nearby boat launch. Please note that currently, the Lyle sandbar is only legally accessible by watercraft. If you are traveling from Oregon west of Lyle, make sure to have cash on hand for the toll when crossing the bridge from Hood River to White Salmon. The toll charge is $2 each way. Our location is approximately a 12-minute drive east of Hood River, 1.5 hours from Portland and about 4 hours from Seattle and Spokane, Washington.

Book your beginner Wing lesson today and discover why we’re the top choice in the Columbia River Gorge for all your wing foiling and kiteboarding needs.

Beginner Wing Foiling lessons Lyle WA
Wing foiling or wing surfing or winging is a wind propelled water sport that developed from kitesurfing, windsurfing and surfing. The sailor, standing on a board, holds directly onto a wing. It generates both upward force and sideways propulsion and thus moves the board across the water. The recent development of foilboards, which plane very early on a hydrofoil fin and thereby lift off the water producing low friction, represent the ideal complementary hydrodynamic platform for wings. This young sport is poised to become wildly popular.

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Scott HawkenScott Hawken
23:56 20 Aug 22
Highest recommendation for SA Kites, both for kiteboarding lessons and purchasing gear. They run a great business with an awesome sense of community. Everyone there is helpful and excited to make you better.Three of us each took 5 lessons in Lyle as complete beginners. We made a ton of progress and had a lot of fun. Afterward, we felt safe and competent enough to go out on our own; we have since been kiting together and having a great time. We worked with several instructions, all of whom were excellent, and primarily with Dale, Edwin, and Tanner. Erika was super helpful and organized working with our schedules and wind conditions.For gear, Dale gave us competitively priced quotes for new and gently used gear that got us started quickly and easily. As beginners, we’ve had a lot of questions, all of which have been answered thoroughly.Overall, the team at SAK has been a valuable resource for getting us into a new sport and a joy to be around; I can’t recommend them highly enough.
Stephen KaczmarekStephen Kaczmarek
14:39 21 Jul 22
This place is amazing! Flat water, huge sand bar, no consequences with onshore wind, great instructors, no crowds! Instructors were amazing and gear was top notch! Skip the event center in Hood River and take your lessons here! You won’t regret it!!!!
Dwain HendersonDwain Henderson
01:16 18 Jul 22
Had four classes with SA Kite Boarding and it was awesome. The instructors are incredibly knowledgeable, patient and like to see the students progress. Would suggest this company and instructors to anyone who is thinking of taking classes. Edwin was my primary instructor and he is a class act. Very professional, awesome humor and technically proficient in all aspects. Good work team, I’ll be back for sure.
Scott WintersScott Winters
01:14 18 Jul 22
Great experience for a trio of first timers. Erika was excellent in communicating and explaining the classes and setting us up for success. Dale, Edwin, and Kathy were awesome getting all of us boarding in both directions. Will be coming back. Location was much less busy than up in Hood River. Nice sand bar.
Ayman ZakiAyman Zaki
19:28 17 Jul 22
These guys are the real deal!! Super friendly staff and solid instructors. I was impressed with how much progress I was able to make during the session; they neither slack nor push beyond your limit and the session is tailored to your skill level and what you need to focus on. I highly recommend them & definitely going back whenever I’m around the area.
Seth AndersenSeth Andersen
06:02 30 Jun 22
Just finished 3 days of instruction with SA Kite in Lyle. We had limited time in the area and they were great about working us in the schedule to get as much time on the water as possible. It was nice to have different instructors to be exposed to a variety of techniques and tricks. Edwin, Tanner, Dale and Erika were great!
Paul wintertonPaul winterton
23:00 04 Jun 22
Spent three sessions under the expert tutelage of Dale. Outstanding, attentive, safe, and appropriately calibrated to my skill and needs. I’m already booked again to return at the end of summer, 2022.Definite quantum leap in my learning curve, and so enjoyed the time I spent with Dale and Erika. Do not miss this opportunity with these experts.
David Patrick LorenzDavid Patrick Lorenz
20:48 19 May 22
I had an awesome two days with Dale. This was my 8th time out kitesurfing but my first in Tampa with SAK. Dale was the best of the 4 instructors I have had. He had me confidently riding upwind and working on turns by the end of our second day. In addition to the excellent instruction, I appreciated the time spent on kite set up/take down and on safety. Amazing location, looking forward to coming back.
Travis HauanTravis Hauan
02:12 13 Sep 21
Absolutely amazing experience! Owners were super friendly and helpful, the instructor was a blast and was very good. I had done beginner lesson two years ago and did a back-to-back lesson this time. I was up, riding upwind and was starting to get smoother transitions by the end. Great place, highly recommended.
Roman BogzaRoman Bogza
04:47 10 Aug 21
I really enjoyed learning to kiteboard with SA Kitesurf. Dale is an awesome instructor! Highly recommend.
Judd AlexanderJudd Alexander
23:39 30 Oct 20
Dale is a great guy and great teacher with a laid back personality. Had a great time learning to get up and ride.After going out with another teacher from another school, I realized that Dale is in it for the money.
Preston MorrisonPreston Morrison
12:19 24 Sep 20
Took lessons with SA Kitesurf in Lyle, WA and had an incredible experience. The instructors are very experienced, patient, and they are very safety oriented. Dale and Erika were incredibly helpful and easy to work with. An absolutely beautiful location in the Columbia Gorge. I had Tanner for my first lesson and he went above and beyond in his guidance and feedback. You guys rock!!! I’d highly recommend them to anyone wanting to get into the sport.

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Take a look at the weather forecast and determine what days you may be available to do lesson. In the Gorge we typically need around 15kt+ to be able to Wing foil, so look for higher wind periods in the day and book through our online booking system accordingly. If you’re not sure, just give us call and we’ll be happy to help you book over the phone.

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