What is foil surfing or hydrofoil surfing? What is a foil surf board?

Foiling is a relatively new evolution of surfing that is all the rage with water sports enthusiasts.

A foil surfboard (or hydrofoil board) is like a surf board except it is meant to ride above the water once in motion. Through pumping and riding a wave, a hydrofoil attached beneath the board by a mast makes lift (just like a wing on a plane) and lifts the board and rider up into the air for a ride like no other.

Since the foil creates way less drag than an entire board in the water (or a surf board), foiling allows for much more speed and much less need for powerful waves to rip on the water.

See our homepage for videos of foiling!

When can I schedule a lesson?
  • Lessons run every day of the week. 
  • Let us know which day works best with you! 
What do I need to bring?
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle (stay hydrated!)
  • Wetsuit
  • GoPro/Waterproof camera case (optional)
Who's eligible for a lesson?
  • Those who are ages 12 and up are able to do book a lesson for any type of foiling. 
  • Absolutely no experience needed to book a lesson! We welcome everyone from all different skill levels!
  • Lessons are perfect for beginners who want to learn how to foil, or those wanting to enhance their foiling technique. 
Where do we meet for the lesson?
  • Everyone meets at The Foil Shop at the beginning of the lesson! 
  • Address: 1700 Pacific Coast Hwy, Seal Beach, CA 90740
What time are lessons?
  • We try to schedule a day where the surf conditions are optimal for each lesson, so lesson times vary for the day of the lesson, but usually range from 7AM – 5PM.
  • Our instructor will contact you beforehand to confirm time of the lesson with you!
What is included in the lesson?
  • We equip you with everything to get out there and foil! 
  • We provide the board, foil, and leash. 
  • For eFoil lessons we also provide helmets and life vests. 
  • Transportation of equipment is also included! 
How many lessons will I need to become proficient?

Proficiency varies for each person! Those with surf/water sports experience may be able to learn more quickly than those without experience. However, practice is key to becoming a proficient foiler! 

Additional Questions?

Contact us at (562)685-1884

We’re happy to answer any other questions you may have!