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Hey everyone,
I am a beginner in foiling and brand new to wingfoiling. I have all the foil gear and board but am in the market for a wing. When I pick one up I'd love to join you all to learn the spots in ATL. I am also learning flatwater pumping and use a bungee and dock starts if anyone is into that.

Looking forward to connecting with other foilers in the area.

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Re: New to the forums

Welcome. There is a small but growing community of wingers here (Neil, Roland, Tony, Reggie, Randy, Al). A few started fresh and a few are branching out from windfoiling. Keep tabs here on which days to go. The "Places to Sail" link at the top has a good run down of all the spots but short version is that on Lanier, Old Federal (anything westish) and Vann's Tavern (for easts) are probably the best to get started on. Van Pugh is a popular spot for windsurf/windfoil but is a side-shore launch meaning the next stop downwind is about a 2 mile walk back if things go pear shaped and too far to paddle in.

Neil who splits time between here and Vero Beach is our most accomplished winger. You can catch him more regularly on the Vero Beach FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/3029048540489011/ He's tried a bunch of different wings and can give you the skinny. Jonathan Eberle of North Beach Windsurfing Shop in St. Pete is a good friend of the group and can also give you a lot of insight - get in touch with him through the shop or FB. Of course, there are some good forums out there which we link through their RSS feeds on the front page.

Looking forward to seeing you around and hit us up here with any more questions.

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Re: New to the forums

Welcome

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Thanks for all the info Webguy,
I am heading to Orlando for a few weeks and will bring back with me all the gear. I appreciate all of your help.

Cheers,
Derek

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