What Size Board to Ride with your Wing? Ask Dan Gavere

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Dan Gavere discusses what size board you will need to lineup with your wing if you’re just getting started in this quick tutorial from Fanatic SUP.

In this short video, waterman legend Dan Gavere explains the different lengths of boards to be used with a Foil Wing.  He’ll explain how a larger volume board (110-160 liters) is much easier to get started on than a low volume board (100 liters). Low vol boards are also harder to learn to manage for any rider over 170 lbs. The extra float and width of greater volume will help you get started quickly and successfully for first time riders. Also, the larger boards don’t require an exact foot placement (important on smaller boards); therefore, allowing newbie riders to get up and riding with much more forgiving results.

Ride on!  Thanks Dan and the Duotone Wing.

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Evelyn O'Doherty, editor & publisher of the new Standup Journal 2.0 is a former school teacher gone rogue. She left her career as a teacher in order to spend more time near or on the water after learning to surf turned her life around (upsidedown?). She is a year-round surfer and paddler living on the eastern tip of Long Island in NY who is a certified SUP instructor, seasoned SUP racer and avid longboard surfer. Evelyn was hired as Online Editor to Standup Journal in 2016. Her passion for the project quickly led to her success and eventually taking over the mag herself in Oct. 2018. Today, as editor, publisher and chief bottle washer at Standup Journal, Evelyn keeps her toes wet writing, traveling, paddling, surfing, and learning to foil. You can find her most days paddling out on Gardiner's Bay or surfing Ditch Plains in Montauk, NY.