What is Wingsurfing?

WingSurfing: Wingsurfing is a wind-powered watersport that uses a handheld symmetrical wing to power a surfboard or foilboard, It has similar traits to windsurfing, and kiting, and is almost a hybrid of both. Wing-skiing has been around for 15-20 years however recent improvements in Wing design, combined with the rise of foilboards, have propelled this new sport into the spotlight. Wingsurfing has really started to get noticed and is quickly attracting followers. Wingsurfing is less extreme than kiteboarding which adds to its general appeal.

A wingsurfer
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Short Line Sessions on the Swoop Kite

We are constantly testing our gear in different ways, pushing the limits, experimenting, and generally having fun. Here is a quick video of one of our Kite testing sessions using some short kite lines. In the video we use 8m and 10 lines.

Testing the Swoop kite on Short Lines

Demo Center – Mui Ne Vietnam

We have just opened a new Dragonfly Kite demo center in Vietnam. Located on the world class Mui Ne Kite Beach. We are in partnership with our friends at the newly created Session Sports Kite School. This center is the exclusive ocean sports center located at the Saigon Mui Ne resort. With one of the longest beach frontages in Mui Ne. Talk to any of their instructors about Dragonfly Kites. They ride them and use them in their school. These guys are hard-core freestylers as well as avid foilers too. Test rides on the New Kites are available by appointment. Test Rides (without a rental or lesson) are usually limited to 30 minute rides, and please take care and ride responsibly, because “if you bust it you buy it”.

Wind conditions in Mui Ne are super consistent during the peak winter season, December to March and get somewhat lighter in the shoulder seasons. Lightwind kiters and foilers have a much longer season. Summer season has a reversal of wind direction. Water here is warm, no wetsuit is required, although wearing some sun protection while kiting is always a good idea.

Kite Lines

Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) 

Uhmwpe fiber 4 line 25m kitesurfing line set end looped
The right choice of kite line is essential if you want to get the maximum performance from your kite.
Our kite Lines are made from hi-grade uhmwpe fiber using the most modern construction techniques. This is combined with a sophisticated extreme pre-stretching process to give you the best performance and lowest stretch. In addition a highly UV-resistant coating helps to reduce friction and prolong life and aids to lower water absorption. The optimized construction of our kite Lines ensures the best strength-to-weight ratio with minimum aerodynamic drag. Each kite line set is color coded for safety and ease of use.

Key Features

  • Color coded line for easy left/right and brake line identification
  • Extra long sewn sleeved end loops for easy line attachment
  • Strand: 8×1
  • Pre-stretched
  • End looped
  • Line Strength: 400kg
  • Line Length(s): available in 20m and 25m