This one has had lots of attention due to Robby Naish being one of the first to make wing-surfing look easy in some incredibly popular videos. The ‘Wing-Surfer’ a four square metres with Quad-tex canopy construction, focussed on ease-of-use, which is obvious when you look at the number of handles and the fact that it includes a SUP paddle attachment point, should you need to cover some distance to access the wind (or the beach if it drops off).
What Naish say: The Wing-Surfer is the ultimate handheld inflatable surfing wing. It’s a cross between a windsurfing sail and kiteboarding kite but with no rigging, no hardware and no strings attached! It is made with the same industry leading and high quality materials and construction as Naish kiteboarding kites, utilizing Quad-Tex canopy material and top-of- the-line Teijin dacron leading edge and strut for lightweight, yet long lasting performance. Our goal with the Wing-Surfer was to pinpoint where performance meets simplicity.
The Naish One Point Inflation System allows for quick inflation while integrated ergonomic handles along the centre strut provides comfortable and easy handling. At 4m2 the Wing-Surfer is just the right size to do it all – providing enough power and speed for light wind cruising on a stand-up paddleboard or enough power and lift for a foil board to get up and glide in as little as 12 knots of wind.
The dihedral swept wing design is perfectly balanced, lightweight, extremely stable and easy to handle. Integrated velcro straps on the handles allow for quick attachment of your SUP paddle for added mobility in case the wind dies. The Wing-Surfer deflates in seconds and packs up into the provided backpack for incredibly easy transport and travel.
Check out the Q & A with Robby Naish in this video