Sunrise eFoil - the Art of Foiling


Welcome to the world of foiling, where innovation meets adventure! In this article, we’ll explore the fascinating history, demystify the mechanics of foiling, delve into the physical benefits, and unravel why foiling should be on everyone’s bucket list. Additionally, we’ll introduce you to the eFoilgc School of Foiling, your gateway to mastering this exhilarating sport.

The History of Foiling

Foiling has its roots in the early 20th century, gaining prominence in boat racing. However, it was not until recent years that hydrofoil technology found its way into water sports, revolutionizing the way we ride the waves.

What is Foiling?

At its core, foiling involves riding a hydrofoil-equipped board that lifts above the water’s surface, providing an unmatched sensation of flying on water. In layman’s terms, imagine a sleek board with a submerged wing, lifting the rider effortlessly as they gain speed. Technically, the hydrofoil generates lift by harnessing the flow of water beneath the board, creating an unparalleled experience that blurs the line between water and air.

Physical Benefits of Foiling

Beyond the sheer thrill, foiling is a fantastic full-body workout. Balancing on the board engages your core muscles, while navigating the waves activates your legs and arms. The constant adjustments to the foil’s position enhance coordination and stability, making it an excellent exercise for overall fitness.

Why Should Everyone Take Up Foiling?

Foiling isn’t just for adrenaline junkies; it’s a sport for everyone. The learning curve is surprisingly manageable, and the rewards are immense. Whether you seek a new challenge, want to commune with nature, or simply crave a unique way to stay fit, foiling offers a perfect blend of excitement and serenity.

Foiling transcends the ordinary; it’s a fusion of skill, nature, and exhilaration. In my  eyes, is not just a sport but a profound connection with the water, a canvas where riders express themselves through the fluidity of movement. It’s about harnessing the power of the ocean and soaring above its surface, an art form that embodies freedom, adrenaline, and a deep appreciation for the boundless possibilities that lie between the waves


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Vasco eFoil Rider in Waves


eFoilgc School of Foiling

Where to Learn – Learning to Foil

Embark on your foiling journey with eFoilgc School of Foiling, a renowned institution dedicated to teaching the art of hydrofoil surfing. With state-of-the-art equipment and expert instructors, the school ensures a safe and enjoyable learning experience for enthusiasts of all skill levels. Book Your Lesson Here

Meet the Coach: Vasco Vellez

Vasco Vellez, a seasoned foiling pioneer and an exceptional coach, leads the eFoilgc School of Foiling. With more than 10 years of experience under his belt and the well known as the first Kitefoiler (Sep 2013) and eFoil rider (April 2018) on the Gold Coast, Vasco brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to every session. His dedication to the sport and commitment to nurturing talent make him the perfect guide for your foiling adventure.


Underwater Foil in action picture
eFoil Class crew having fun


Additional Advice

For a successful foiling experience, always prioritize safety. Invest in quality protective gear, including a helmet, life jacket, and suitable wetsuit. Take the time to understand the basics before hitting the waves, and don’t hesitate to seek guidance from experienced instructors like Vasco Vellez at eFoilgc School of Foiling.

Embark on this transformative journey, and discover the magic of foiling. Join us at eFoilgc, where the waves are your canvas, and the eFoil is your brush—paint a masterpiece on water like never before!

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