WING | WORD OF CAUTION
Foiling watersports can be very dangerous and impose physical demands on your body. Anyone thinking of learning to wingfoil must understand that this kind of sport can lead to physical injury, even death. Please read the safety advice and instructions carefully before using this product. Everyone using this product must recognise the risks inherent in foiling sports.
• Before going anywhere near the water, take advice from a properly qualified wingfoil instructor.
• Learn the basics of rescue and help techniques from a qualified person so you are able to provide first-responder assistance if needed.
• Check the weather forecast just before going out on the water and take advice about the specific conditions that apply at the site: wind speed and direction, times of tide changes, any dangerous currents, and any expected changes in the weather. Be especially aware of offshore winds and currents that can carry you outside the safety zones towards the open sea. Never go out if the weather conditions are not appropriate.
• Never go out on the water alone. Always ensure that you provide someone you know but is not in your group with the precise details of your plans: where you are from, where you are thinking to go, what time you expect to be back, and what action to take if you are not back at the hour stated.
• Never wingfoil in waves or extreme conditions if you haven’t undertaken a training course appropriate to the activity or if you have not already mastered the basics on flat water. Take a training course at a club or school so you can be sure you have the required properly adapted skills. And take a skills refresher course if necessary.
• When you are wingfoiling, avoid going to overcrowded spots, and respect other water users. Learn and respect the local rules, priorities and water etiquette.
• Make sure what you are wearing is properly adapted to the weather conditions. Cold wind and water can lead very quickly to hypothermia. And protect yourself from the hot sun too.
• Always use a board leash, attached to your leg or waist, and a leash for your wing. It is not a piece of safety equipment. This accessory is in no way intended to compensate any deficiency in your ability to surf, to SUP, to swim, to understand the ocean, to understand and apply appropriate safety measures, or to using your common sense.
• Always wear an approved buoyancy aid properly adapted to your size/weight if you are thinking of sailing outside the safety zone, an impact vest is ideal, and wear a crash helmet.
• Always keep your wing attached to you. It’s a vital piece of equipment for your propulsion, manoeuvrability, and above all for your safety. An abandoned wing floating in the water can be dangerous for other water users and may result in an unnecessary call-out of the emergency services.
• In the event of a serious accident, your board can provide extra buoyancy sufficient buoyancy that could save your life. Use it accordingly. But remember, its buoyancy will not compensate for not having appropriate swimming skills.
• Check your equipment for signs of wear and tear before every outing. Never go out on the water if you see signs of equipment failure.
• Never exceed the maximum rider size limits of your board as described in the instruction manual, or its recommended wind and water conditions.
• Have a medical check-up before you start thinking about getting into foiling sports.
• Never over-estimate your skill level or your physical limits. Stay modest, stay safe.
• As with all water sports, there is always an element of risk, anything could happen at any moment. Never go further from the shore than you know you can swim to get back if necessary.
• If you want to add supplementary fittings or equipment to your tender, only use items that are 100% approved by the manufacturer.
• Read the instruction manual thoroughly, and any other information available online.
• Read the instruction manual thoroughly before using this product.
• If you have the slightest doubt about your ability to paddle competently, the state of your equipment, the weather conditions, or the water conditions, DO NOT GO OUT! Ask advice from a qualified instructor, from your local shop and try again later when you’re properly ready.
• Do not consume alcohol or drugs before using this product.
• ALWAYS respect nature, the environment, and all other water users.
HEAT AND SUN WARNING
WARNING: Never leave your board or wing fully exposed to excessive heat and full sun when transporting it and when it is not in use. You must pay special attention to protecting your board from heat and sun. Any excessive exposure could cause irreversible damage, especially to the foot pad covering the deck.
It could :
• Lose its shape and physical characteristics
• Come unstuck from the board itself
• Its colouring may fade
These undesirable consequences are not covered under Warranty as they are due to a user or storage problem, and not related to the manufacturing or material quality of your product.
IMPORTANT GUIDANCE REGARDING THE BOARD LEASH
The board leash is an accessory intended to facilitate your wingfoil activities. It is not a piece of safety equipment. This accessory is in no way intended to compensate any deficiency in your ability to wingfoil, to swim, to understand the ocean, to understand and apply appropriate safety measures, or to using common sense. We accept no responsibility for any damage or injury to you or to others resulting from using the leash, correctly or incorrectly, or from your failure to understand how it should be used.
Before each ride, it is advisable to check the good condition of your leash, especially the parts at the ends of the leash. Check the plastics carefully as they may have weak points with use. Make sure you use the right length and diameter of leash for your board size and spot conditions.
Read and understand the following safety warnings in order to optimise your personal safety on the water:
• When you are recovering your board after a fall, never wind the leash cable around your fingers or hands: the power generated by a wave on your board can cause serious trauma to your hand that may lead to amputation of fingers in the most serious cases.
• Your leash may snag on submerged objects, especially if you are surfing close to coral reefs or rock formations. To avoid being dragged under/drowned you are strongly advised to regularly practice rapid removal of the velcro fastening attaching you to your board (using the safety grab-loop) before your wingfoil sessions.
We have selected top quality materials for the manufacture of this product, to ensure its optimum performance. All our products undergo rigorous quality and performance control. This enables us to fully guarantee the product’s component materials and manufacture which fully conform to government safety legislation. The guarantee does NOT cover you against cuts or damage to the equipment caused by contact with board fins or foils.